38-year-old Jarvale Javawn Chesser was driving his at-the-time girlfriend’s, Alexis Hick’s, Mercedes-Benz C300 with expired tags on Lafayette Street in the early hours of May 29th. Officers observed this, conducted a traffic stop, and found Chesser’s license was suspended, so he was cited. On November 16th, Hicks advised officers that they had broken up, but he gained access to her Mercedes-Benz without consent and refused to comply with her demands to return it. Then, on December 17th, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance outside of Hick’s residence. She advised them that Chesser attempted to break into her Honda Accord and began to punch the front passenger window repeatedly, causing scratches, and he kicked the front left fender, denting it, and fled the scene. A few hours later, officers located Hick’s Benz and called a towing company. Chesser walked toward the vehicle but ran away after seeing police as they told him to stop. Officers tackled him to the ground, but he was actively restive. Chesser was taken into custody for evading arrest, resisting arrest, vandalism, and theft of property.
23-year-old Mason Cole Green was interfering with an investigation on Broadway in the early hours of December 11th. Jared Lamb, Green’s co-defendant, was observed by officers assaulting Leslie Paul Todd, and when they attempted to separate the parties, he fled. Then, Green intentionally tripped Officer Steiner while he was in pursuit of Lamb, causing bodily injury and damage to his pants. When Steiner got back up, Green tried to flee, but he grabbed and pushed him against the wall, attempting to put him in custody, but he actively resisted. Steiner told him numerous times to comply or he would get tased. Green was placed into custody for assaulting an officer, vandalism, two counts of resisting, evading arrest, and disorderly conduct.
25-year-old Jared Lamb was involved in a scuffle on Broadway with Leslie Paul Todd in the early hours of Monday. Officers were at an unrelated traffic stop when they overheard the altercation, began walking towards Lamb, and observed him punch Todd in the face, knocking him out. They tried to separate the parties and advised Lamb to wait while they situated everything, but when they turned around, they saw him running away. The officer began to chase after Lamb when Mason Cole Green, Lamb’s co-defendant, intentionally tripped him, causing bodily injury and damaging his pants. Lamb continued running on 4th Avenue and eventually ran up the stairs to the AT&T building, where a security guard advised officers that Lamb was hiding behind a trashcan. Lamb was taken into custody for assault and two counts of evading.
25-year-old Nicholas John Behel was interfering with an arrest on Broadway in the early hours of Monday. Officers were in the vicinity of a fight, intervened, and began to take an individual involved into custody. This was when Behel started to interfere with the arrest. He remained on the scene and continued interjecting into their investigation, ignoring numerous commands to leave the area. Behel was taken into custody for disorderly conduct.
29-year-old Tyler Blevins was involved in a car accident at 11th Ave. N in the early hours of November 5th. Blevins was sitting outside his vehicle as officers arrived, and he advised them that he was driving southbound on 11th Ave. N when a woman with her dog crossed the road, causing him to swerve to avoid them, causing his vehicle to flip over and hit a light pole. Witnesses told officers they heard the crash but did not see any woman with a dog crossing the road. Blevins was noted to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and a strong smell of alcohol on his person. Visibly intoxicated, Blevins told officers he did not consume any alcohol and that he had back pain. He refused to partake in sobriety tests, was read implied consent, and was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital. Blevins was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.
58-year-old James McLean was found passed out in front of a downtown Nashville hotel. When staff awakened him, he refused to leave, and Metro Nashville Police responded to the scene. He was highly intoxicated and refused to be treated by medics. Officers made contact with his wife, and he was returned to his room at the hotel. A short time later, McLean was yelling and screaming at others in the vicinity and was taken into custody due to his disruptive behavior.
21-year-old Bailee Nelson was one of two people charged this weekend as Metro police work to crack down on street racing across Nashville. Metro police reported Micah Hooker, 21, and his passenger Nelson, sped away from a meet-up at a commercial parking lot on Corporate Drive Saturday night. Street racers reportedly practiced burnouts and other maneuvers in the Corporate Drive parking lot. A Metro helicopter crew tracked Hooker and Nelson as they drove a 2020 green Dodge Challenger, and Hooker turned his lights off in an unsuccessful effort to avoid officers. Hooker reportedly almost hit two other motorists head-on. Hooker made a brief stop, and Officer Hausman came up on the rear of the vehicle, which made Hooker turn his lights off again and flee with his vehicle blacked out. Officers eventually stopped Hooker and Nelson at the intersection of Hamilton Church Road and Hobson Pike. Nelson was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, rioting, and gun theft after a pistol in her purse was determined to have been stolen out of Smyrna. She said she did not know it was stolen because it was her sister’s pistol. Nelson told police that her sister bought it from Kings Firearms in Columbia. Hooker and Nelson are the latest to be charged amid Metro police’s continuing street racer enforcement effort.
26-year-old Jonathan Suggs was extremely intoxicated this weekend, and medics responded to assist him. As they were evaluating Suggs, Metro Nashville Police also arrived at the location. Suggs was hesitant about being transported to the hospital and eventually refused multiple times. He was advised if he didn’t go to the hospital, he would go to jail for public intoxication, which he did.
21-year-old California tourist Alyssa Herbst is charged with the assault of her brother while on a trip to Nashville this week. Alyssa, her husband Bryce Herbst, and her brother John King, were all walking back to their hotel from Titans Way just before 2 a.m. on May 24. The brother told police he got into an argument with his sister on the pedestrian bridge, and she punched him in the stomach and scratched him. Officers documented visible injuries to his chest and neck, along with a ripped shirt. Bryce confirmed the victim’s account of events, while Alyssa said she did not punch or scratch him. She was determined to be the primary aggressor and taken into custody.
29-year-old Victoria Grissom was found driving around a private construction site on Adams Street late Tuesday night, and on-site security observed her driving into a closed gate and around the site. She appeared to be intoxicated and was detained until Metro Nashville Police could arrive. She admitted to having one cocktail and one shot of tequila before driving. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and later blew a 0.161% BAC on a breathalyzer, twice the legal limit.