46-year-old Richard Jones was found “walking aimlessly around the parking garage” near the Bridgestone Arena late Saturday night for an extended period of time. When approached by officers, he was extremely intoxicated and slurring his speech. He had keys in his hand as if he was searching for a vehicle. When asked how much he had to drink, he replied “a lot.” He was alone and unable to care for himself and was taken into custody for public intoxication.
31-year-old Taneka Hayden remains jailed on a $51,000 bond after police say she stabbed her boyfriend, Jacob Reimann, in the back with a green kitchen knife at the Sonic on Dickerson Pike, which officers eventually retrieved from her bra and it was blood-covered. The victim says the couple has been dating for approximately four years, and while they were at Sonic, a car drove by and someone inside it “cat called her using a racial slur.” She believed her boyfriend was taking up for the person in the vehicle and began to assault Reimann with punches to the face and then almost immediately stabbed him in the back, as confirmed by witnesses at the location. During an interview, Hayden claimed the stabbing was in self-defense, claiming he had punched her first, but witness accounts disputed this version of events.
27-year-old musician Jessica Coppens was booked into the Metro Nasvhille Jail early Tuesday morning after a crash with injuries on East Trinity Lane in Nashville. She initially told police she was at fault for the wreck and admitted to running a red light while looking at her phone. She also admitted to consuming three beers in the four hours prior to driving. Police say she performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and blew over twice the legal limit on the breathalyzer, a 0.176 BAC. She was charged with DUI and is free on pre-trial release.