TSU Football Star Devon Starling called police to report his “ex-fling”, 22-year-old Ariel Escobar, the Director of Football Operations & On-Campus Recruiting, was sitting in her car at his apartment at 2:30 a.m. as he arrived home with his girlfriend, Mia Kanu. The couple told Escobar she needed to leave the property, a request she refused. The couple attempted to drive around Escobar’s vehicle to leave the situation, but Escobar followed them as they pulled into a nearby parking lot. Escobar then blocked their vehicle from leaving and then drove into their vehicle with them still inside.
Police arrived at the South Nashville apartment of 20-year-old Ronaldo Morris and Jason Tyrese Daley in the early hours of Sunday morning to a report of the two fighting. Daley told police the two are lovers and in a dating relationship; however, Morris denied that and said the two are simply just roommates. Daley stated they got into an argument in his bedroom after he saw Morris with a woman. The argument escalated when Morris reportedly pushed Daley in the face and scratched him on the hands and neck. A video recording captured the incident and shows the victim backing away while Morris assaults him multiple times. and officers documented a cut on the victim’s lip, hand, and neck.
A Tennessee TikTok duo with around 5 million combined fans across their platforms each found themselves in a Clarksville, TN, jail this week, only hours apart. The former lovers, 21-year-old Giovanna Linda Marie Dalessandro & 20-year-old Avery Noverra Holt, who lived together at Kirkwood Place, recently broke up, and ‘Gio’ returned to Texas. This week Gio returned with a posse that included his mother and a diva with alleged brass knuckles to retrieve some of his belongings, and things quickly escalated, landing three people in jail after police say Gio brandished a handgun and Gio’s mother says she was assault by Avery.
32-year-old Steven Cole was jailed Thursday on an outstanding warrant charging him with felony aggravated assault. His former roommate and lover, Laquisha Lacy, contacted police on May 12th to report a food fight turned felony incident that occurred two weeks prior, on April 27th. She says the two were having a verbal argument when he left the shared apartment and tried to come back inside, at which time he tossed things around the home. Lacy states she threw hot rice on Steven Cole. In retaliation, Cole admits he threw a candle at Lacy, striking her in the head. She had to be transported to the hospital for her injuries and required eight stitches to close the gash on her forehead.
51-year-old Jessica Hoffman is charged with domestic assault after her lover, Kristopher Kees, says she assaulted him with a coffee cup. Metro Police responded to the Sohana apartments on May 14th to find Kristopher with a knot on his forehead, which he says came from the coffee cup hitting him.
23-year-old Francisco Alvarez IV is free on a $10,000 bond after police say he walked in on his girlfriend, Fatemah Harvey, having sex with another man at their apartment. Neighbors called the police due to the screaming coming from the apartment once Alvarez returned home. Fatemah says she and the other man were naked in the throes of passion when Alvarez returned home and began fighting her paramour. As she attempted to break up the fight, he reportedly grabbed her by the throat and pressed her against the wall, causing her to be unable to breathe. She says he also struck her in the face, leaving her bloody and unable to feel her nose.
Kayla Templet was at a Nashville hotel with her boyfriend, 29-year-old Correy Blevins, when she says she found drugs in his belongings and forced him to flush them down the toilet, which angered him. He reportedly grabbed a knife and pointed it at her. She stated she was not going to accept this type of behavior from him and threatened to call 911.
25-year-old Jordan Durham is charged with the domestic assault of her boyfriend, Anthony Keith Phillips, after she says she was attempting to stop him from moving her items out of their shared apartment and caused an injury to his right arm. Both parties agreed that he pushed her away, striking her in the mouth in response, and she claims she was strangled and slammed into the wall. After an investigation by responding officers, Durham was determined to be the primary aggressor due to the severity of the injury, and both parties agreed that she initiated the physical contact.
25-year-old Kally Sue Dobak was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Sunday on a warrant charging her with the domestic assault of her boyfriend, Zain Sheikh. He says he came by their apartment to grab a toothbrush and was punched twice in the face. Officers viewed the security video and issued a warrant for Dobak’s arrest.
32-year-old Harry Brandon Russell, of Pulaski, is charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation after police say grabbed his girlfriend, Shelbey Ebersole, inside a room of the downtown Holiday Inn Express in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The victim’s brother eventually had to pull Russell off of her after he slammed her into the wall of a bathroom and used both his hands to strangle her until she was unable to breathe and could no longer call for help.
The argument reportedly started after he felt she came back to the room late and wasn’t answering her phone. Russell is free on a $25,000 bond.