Four teens were arrested Saturday night after participating in the dangerous trending Nationwide TikTok Orbeez/Splat Gun Challenge. In the challenge, participants shoot unsuspecting people with gel-type pellets from Orbeez guns, some of which look like handguns and even rifles. They then post the videos on TikTok to share for engagement. Saturday night, four teens, including Ian Brown and Nashaud White, and two 17-year-old juveniles, shot the gel pellets from a moving Kia sedan on Broadway at unsuspecting people walking on Broadway. Once police stopped the vehicle, they also found an actual loaded (and stolen) handgun.
23-year-old Kashmere Black-Draine was booked Wednesday on an outstanding warrant charging her with custodial interference. Despite a court-ordered parenting time order she refused to complete a mandated custody exchange in June, would not return any calls or communications to the child’s father, despite actively posting on social media. She is free on a $1,000 bond.
19-year-old Zion Lacy appeared in Juvenile court this week and waived his hearing, agreeing to transfer his case to adult criminal court, where he is now charged with 20 counts of rape of a child from when he was 16, and the male victim was 11 & 12. He is free on a $60,000 bond.
39-year-old Melvin Pope was charged with harassment with emotional distress when he attempted to yank his 8-year-old daughter from her mother’s arms after emergency custody was filed, and he threatened to kill her.
Devion Jordan, 18, who has been a fugitive for the past four months, charged with the death of Charlie Easley, is now in custody after being tracked to a Porter Road apartment where he was being harbored by 20-year-old Marvin Summers, who is currently out on bond for 1st-degree murder.
A 17-year-old arrested in February for handgun possession was again arrested early Monday morning after he admitted to firing shots from a vehicle, which quickly drew the attention of nearby officers.
Markavious Battle, 17, was arrested Friday night after he struck a 69-year-old woman in the face with his gun and took her wallet, just after 9:20 p.m. in the parking lot of Brentwood Oaks Apartments.
Metro’s Juvenile Crime Task Force officers have taken 14 guns off the streets of Nashville in the first 11 days of the new year.