Tonya Plunkett jailed after striking her infant with a switch

20-year-old Tonya Plunkett is charged with felony child abuse after admitting to striking her infant child with a switch. Medics responded to her home when she reported she was experiencing fatigue after her pregnancy, and responding medics observed numerous injuries across the male infant’s body. She told medics she “don’t whoop him hard.” She is free on a $7,500 bond.

DUI: Joey Riser crashes into parked car at Music City Center

36-year-old Joseph Tabor Riser is charged with driving under the influence after driving his vehicle into an unoccupied vehicle at Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Riser was taken to St. Thomas Midtown Hospital after he told paramedics he was having a medical emergency. Officers met with Mr. Riser at the hospital, where he told police he had been drinking but only had “two bourbons.” He also informed police he was charged with a DUI in South Carolina 5 years ago, but a conviction wasn’t located during a search. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI.