18-year-old Jason Yerel is charged with the domestic assault of his boyfriend, Faren Yovany Garcia, on Wednesday morning. Police responded to their apartment, where Faren stated the couple had a verbal argument when Faren attempted to leave and Jason grabbed him to try to stop him from leaving the home, ripping his shirt in the process. Faren states he was in fear of bodily injury at that time. Jason admitted he tore the shirt off Faren, and was taken into custody.
34-year-old Nicholas Mongello is charged with theft and burglary after Play Dance Bar posted an image of a man who tore down a brick wall under construction and stole two ipads on their social media, and Mongello’s ex-boyfriend, Josh Lancaster recognized him from both a tattoo and his stance. $10K bond.
28-year-old Bruce Kelly was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 23rd after he brutally beat up his neighbor who he says offended him by using derogatory slurs about sexual orientation.
Kelly reportedly overheard his neighbor, Zachary Rose, make statements he was uncomfortable with and followed him up the steps and into the victim’s apartment, where he allegedly pushed him to the ground, got on top of him, and repeatedly punched him in the face multiple times. When interviewed, Kelly stated: “I don’t really remember what happened, I beat him up though”. Kelly is charged with aggravated burglary and assault and is jailed in lieu of a $4,500 bond.
Trent Marsh says he was asleep inside his Donelson apartment, with Trevante Rogers, when his ex-boyfriend, 28-year-old Darren Thompson suddenly appeared inside the bedroom at 1 a.m. on December 21st. Darrent was reportedly yelling and screaming and refused to leave the home, which he never lived at previously. Trent attempted to leave the location to prevent further conflict, however, when he entered his bathroom/walk-in closet area he was followed by Darren, and prevented him from leaving the room. The two grappled and eventually Trent was able to escape with Trevante.
They returned an hour later to find the apartment was ransacked with damage to all the screens and electronics in the home and an iPad that was now missing. It was pinged to Darren’s home, and home security cameras captured the entire incident. Darren Thompson is charged with aggravated burglary, domestic assault, kidnapping, theft, and vandalism. A commissioner set a $61,000 bond, then he was freed on the pre-trial release program by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
32-year-old Melinda Collins is charged with the aggravated assault of her wife after the couple reminisced about the glory days of Nelly as they attended his concert in Nashville Sunday night. It was not ‘Just a Dream’ when the victim, Carmenita Collins, says she returned to the car, in which her wife had already returned to take a nap, possibly because it was ‘Hot In Here’ at Bridgestone Arena and she was tired of shaking her tail feather. It is unclear if Collins was wearing her ‘Air Force Ones’ when she reportedly attacked her wife without provocation, punching her, kicking her, and leaving her on the ground with a tooth that had also been knocked loose, in addition to multiple bruises and scratches, as documented in an arrest report. Collins is free on a $10,000 bond.
21-year-old Korey Lewis is charged with the felony aggravated assault of an underage boy at knifepoint. Court documents reveal Kory met the underage boy, who was posing as a girl named ‘CJ’ on Snapchat and sent the person intimate photos of himself. At some point, he realized ‘CJ’ was a boy and demanded the photos be deleted. ‘CJ’ gave him his address, and told him to bring money to him and he would delete the photos. Korey, along with his father, and another man, went to the address. The father watched as Korey met the underage boy who had catfished him, and the other male from their vehicle joined in the chase of the young man, which ended with Korey “intimidating” him with a knife to get the photos deleted. As Kory began physically assaulting the young man, Kory’s father told him to let him go, and they fled the scene. Korey confessed to the incident at police headquarters when questioned, and was taken into custody. He is free on a $10,000 bond.
23-year-old Cobe Hampton is free on a $1,000 cash bond after causing a scene outside a courtroom earlier this month. Hampton exited the courtroom, and waited in the hallways for his ex-boyfriend to also exit, at which time he became upset and began yelling at him. Security had him leave the area, at which point he again approached the victim outside the courthouse angry and yelling, and had to be detained by security. He is charged with harassment – emotional distress.
29-year-old Dylan ‘Fletcher’ Brown is charged with the sexual battery of another person, indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury. He is free on a $5,000 bond. Fletcher is originally from Russellville, KY.
Nashville drag legend Paige Turner (Darrell Myers) died on July 4th, 2020, at age 33. Paige was in and out of the local spotlight for years and graced almost every stage at some point in her career, even appearing in Nashville’s fashion model circuit and a Robin Williams movie. She also appeared in the pages of Scoop a few times, and despite hating the coverage, she often disclosed how much it helped her personal growth in some areas of life. There’s one thing for certain – once you met her, you never forgot her.