TWRA Boating Officer Joshua Landrum says he noticed a pontoon boat traveling across Percy Priest Lake at 2-3 mph Saturday with no one at the steering wheel. He noticed the two occupants of the boat were seated at the very front of the pontoon boat talking, and 48-year-old Millard Byrd only returned to the driver’s console after the blue lights were activated on the TWRA boat, at which time he put the throttle in neutral and turned off the ignition. Landrum says the boat operator was obviously intoxicated, and when asked to put on a life jacket, he kept trying to put on a woman’s life jacket, which was much smaller and would not fit him. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, he was taken into custody on multiple charges.
34-year-old Lindsey Dixon was charged with DUI Friday morning after officers found her slumped over the wheel of a running vehicle on Music Circle East. Initially concerned she may be in need of medical attention, officers stopped to check on her, at which time she began telling officers the story of why she was parked in this location, which they noted she “was rambling and talking in circles, but did manage to tell officers she had been drinking the night before”. She eventually blew a 0.087 BAC, even after having been asleep behind the wheel of the running car for a few hours. Dixon was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and is free on pre-trial release.
52-year-old Memphis magnate Stephen Tanzer was charged with DUI Wednesday night when he was found asleep behind the wheel of his running Range Rover just before 8 PM, which was parked on a sidewalk in downtown Nashville. He reportedly reeked of alcohol and admitted to drinking earlier. A nearly empty bottle of Blue Note Bourbon was located in the vehicle. Tanzer is free on pre-trial release.
After Scoop: Nashville published the story of accused animal abuser Brian Shields (Rapper _truue_savage) being set free on his own recognizance (ROR’d) by Commissioner John Manson, the District Attorney’s office filed a motion to set a bond in the case, and on Thursday Judge Holt set a $25,000 bond in the animal cruelty case, which Shields will now have to post.
19-year-old Robert Lewis Bell, Jr., was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail this week on a Grand Jury indictment charging him with 3 counts of statutory rape of a 14-year-old victim.
Police found a bloody and severely injured dog in the elevator of a Nashville Hotel. The hotel staff was familiar with the dog and directed officers to the owner, 22-year-old Brian Shields, and his hotel room. He claims he had just given the dog to someone else and was no longer responsible. However, bloody pillows, towels, and the dog’s collar in his hotel room told a different story.
64-year-old Sally Mattis, of Memphis, was charged with DUI just before 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Harpeth River State Park in Nashville when police found her with 9 open and empty bottles of Barefoot Pinot Grigio in her vehicle, though she claims she only recently drank two. While talking with officers, she urinated all over herself mid-conversation and refused all testing.
24-year-old Kenchisa Carter was charged with domestic assault and vandalism after he damaged his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle and punched her in the head when she refused to give him her keys.
28-year-old Shawnveccheo Swain is charged with promoting prostitution after admitting to “providing security” for female sex workers at the Lotus Inn and Suites in Nashville. He brought the women from Memphis and paid for the rooms while they worked.
Jamaal Sinclair has been charged with burglary of an automobile. Detectives say he would steal ID’s and credit cards, then hire people online to dress up to match the stolen identity, and cash checks at the outer drive-thru lane of banks, operating as part of the ‘felony lane gang’