19-year-old Joshua Gupton was jailed this weekend on an outstanding warrant from June, charging him with aggravated criminal trespass. Metro Nashville Police initially responded to the home of Urjita Khera when she reported she was lying on her couch when she heard someone enter her residence through the side window of her home. When she stood up, it spooked the intruder, and they fled, closing the window behind them. Luckily, she had recently cleaned the windows, and investigators were able to pull a fresh set of prints from the glass. They came back to Joshua Upton, who had his spring on file from a juvenile arrest history of theft and residential burglaries. His home is only 1.2 miles from the victim’s residence, and her front door camera captures him walking up the front stairs and around the side of the home to the window.
Robert Taylor, Jr., was found dead at his Rosebank Ave home in East Nashville on May 27th. His friend & employer noticed that days after his death, someone was using his bank cards. Detectives reviewed security footage from the home and found that 29-year-old Jennifer Cotto used a pry bar to enter the deceased man’s home, and she was also seen on footage from a local Walgreens using one of his cards. During an interview, she admitted to breaking into the home and stealing his cards to make purchases with.
68-year-old Jackie Cook was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on two outstanding warrants for events that occurred in March. Cook was in a dispute with his neighbor, William “Bill” Crump. Their properties share rear alley access between the two. Crump was reportedly upset that Cook was shoveling dirt onto the alleyway, which Crump alleges is part of his property, and property maps appear to confirm. Cook realized their interaction was being recorded and became upset, using his shovel to knock a cell phone out of Crump’s hand. Cook then drew his shovel back as if he were about to strike Crump, and advanced toward him. Video shows this and an additional attempt to strike Crump with the shovel.
Two weeks later, Cook was again shoveling dirt onto the alleyway, and as Crump attempted to remove the dirt, Cook shoveled two scoops of dirt onto Crump, which was also captured on video. Cook is charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the first incident, and simple assault for the second. He is free on a $6,000 bond.
20-year-old Deatric Woods former lovers, including one who he was previously arrested for assaulting and another woman whose connection is unclear, to assist him in a new robbery of his most recent ex-girlfriend, who he also was already charged with robbing just weeks prior. Metro Police say Kiaria Robinson reported she was leaving her East Nashville workplace when two females she recognized as Leah Johnson and Sa’Mya Pratt, approached her and began to fight her, knocking her to the ground. While she was being assaulted, her ex-boyfriend, Deatric Woods, appeared with the group of people, including another unknown female, and facilitated the robbery of her iPhone, cash, and bank cards. Victoria Rogers then drove the getaway vehicle which transported all of the suspects away from the scene.
In April of 2021, Deatric Woods was charged with the assault of his then-girlfriend, Sa’Mya Pratt. Court records show he assaulted her with a brick, ripped her wig off, and drug her in the grass by her legs after she broke up with him (2021-0204217). More recently, in August of 2021, Woods was charged with the first robbery of Kiaria Robinson, after striking her in the back of the head with a pistol and taking her phone and $60 from her purse at gunpoint while they were dating. Woods remains jailed on a $50,000 bond for this case and has six other cases currently pending.