#LISTEN: “There’s an article on Scoop: Nashville about an arrest that happened back in 2020 … by the article being up in would be in violation of his [client’s] constitutional right to a fair trial… I’ll take it up with the judge, and if I need to, get an order to have it taken down”… those are the words spoken by Nashville Public Defender Kevin Coker as he called Scoop: Nashville owner, Jason Steen. A recording of the phone call is included in the story.
Nashville police arrested 27-year-old Syrus Jenkins Monday morning, who they say was clearly under the influence of unknown substances, and 90 minutes later he was free on pre-trial release, skipping the standard hold for public intoxication arrests. 5 hours after his release, he entered a family’s attached garage and attempted to gain entry to their home via the inner door. They grabbed a machete and waited 18 minutes for MNPD to arrive.