Just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, January 27th, Metro Police found 30-year-old Ashton Parson, better known by his stage name of ‘Parson James’, crashed into a dumpster behind the Checkers restaurant in East Nashville. He was initially unresponsive with the vehicle still in drive. Eventually, police were able to knock enough on the window to get him awake. He was reportedly extremely intoxicated and admitted to having a “couple of drinks” prior to driving.
On January 2nd, Parson took to social media to admit he struggled with addiction and declared himself an alcoholic. On January 18th he further posted that he was checking into a “mental health facility” to work on himself.
29-year-old Thomas Gilmore is charged with disorderly conduct after Metro Police say he walked into the Central Precinct in downtown Nashville, upset about a cell phone issue, and demanding police fix it. When they explained they would not fix his phone, he began yelling obscenities and threatened to punch the on-duty officers.
MNPD Officer Gregory Scott charged 30-year-old Kevin Sullivan with assault of an officer when he says Sullivan threw a video game controller at him during a mental health crisis, and while it did not hit him, he states he was “in fear of being hurt by the object”. Sullivan was also charged with vandalism after breaking a neighbor’s windshield with a piece of furniture, and another assault charge when he threatened to shoot the same neighbor, who says he was in fear he would follow through with the threat. Sullivan remains jailed in lieu of a $2,500 bond.
28-year-old Lindsay Stooksbury remains jailed in lieu of a $25,000 bond after refusing to return a Nashville woman’s vehicle, which she had initially borrowed using the peer-to-peer car-sharing service, Turo. She blocked the owner’s phone and disabled the vehicle’s GPS, but the vehicle was eventually located in Florida.
Metro Nashville Police Tuesday arrested a 59-year-old woman having a mental health crisis, but not her husband who admitted to knocking her over, taking his belt off and lashing her multiple times, and leaving her face severely bruised from assaulting her. Police say the man had no injuries from her alleged attacks, while she suffered severe bruising from her husband’s attack. They took the woman into custody, charging her with domestic assault.
MNPD responded to a mental health crisis and turned a misdemeanor charge into 3 felony charges for bribery of an officer, from a defendant who was “bipolar”, “talking to herself” and suffering from a “mental disability” per their own officer’s report – increasing bail from $5,000 to $50,000.
We have obtained an exclusive copy of what many are calling the ‘manifesto’ of Clayton Thomas, who was arrested early Saturday morning. Over the past month, Clayton Thomas has taken to social media, it what some have described as a ‘manic state’ to make claims that he was being hacked, that he was in direct talk with celebrities including Lady Gaga (with whom he had a brief encounter previously), and made threats to both himself and others. This wasn’t just a handful of posts, this was dozens and dozens of…
1 year ago this week, we reported on a police report from the MNPD, concerning a wreck involving Clayton Thomas. One year later, over the past week, Mr. Thomas has decided to make claims he was being ‘hacked’ by various people (the ‘who’ changed daily), including East Nashville News. Tonight, we found the answer to what was REALLY going on: Clayton thought he was being ‘hacked’ because his Facebook ‘looked’ different. HE WAS USING THE MOBILE PAGE IN HIS BROWSER (m.facebook.com). He wasn’t being hacked, he simply was using the…