Dorian Laird says she was arguing with her 43-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy McGaughey, in January of 2022 about his “lack of productiveness.” During the dispute, she says Jeremy punched her in the face as she was placing his belongings outside of the home for him to leave. He fled the scene before the police arrived. They documented injuries to the victim’s face and hand, including swelling and abrasions. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was booked on that warrant this week.
Karen Lannette Beard says she was in her bed when her lover, 45-year-old “Bossman Jason” Miller, stood beside her and asked her to put her phone down, and she refused and continued to use her phone. He then reportedly grabbed the phone and pulled the phone from her in a struggle. As she reached up to retrieve her phone, she says she ripped his shirt and broke his necklace while scratching his chest. In return, he pinned her to the bed using his arms, and he called the police. Officers arrived and determined him to be the primary aggressor, and he was charged with domestic assault.
Metro Nashville Police say 34-year-old tourist Kristen Gaines locked herself inside a bathroom of a downtown residence Sunday while threatening to kill herself. She eventually exited the bathroom, and when her girlfriend, Heather Hobby, asked her what was wrong, she reportedly lunged at her, grabbed her, and tossed her over the couch, at which point she began to hit and scratch the victim. Police documented a partial recording of the incident, along with injuries and a torn shirt on the victim.
Late Saturday night, Metro Nashville Police Officers working the Entertainment District Initiative made contact with 35-year-old Christopher Hood, from Mississippi, near the Ryman Auditorium. Hood was reportedly unsteady on his feet and reeked of alcohol. Officers say he was completely unable to care for himself and was taken into custody, charged with public intoxication.
27-year-old Madison Grubbs came all the way to Nashville for a girls’ weekend and ended up in a Nashville jail cell. At 1 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the Moxy Hotel in downtown Nashville where they located Grubbs, who was extremely intoxicated and unable to care for herself. Officers had an ambulance respond to the scene to care for her, however, she refused medical assistance, which would have avoided jail. With no other options, police then took her into custody for public intoxication – a charge which would have disappeared in a few hours when she sobered up. Grubbs was going easy, though. While being escorted to a patrol car, she began fighting and kicking in an attempt to break free from custody. When Officer Brenna Hosey (one of the ‘Nashville Six’) attempted to search her prior to being placed in the transport car, Grubbs intentionally spit on Hosey.
Police responded to a report of a traffic crash Sunday and found 22-year-old Tadarius Noel asleep behind the wheel with the vehicle still in drive, and crashed into another vehicle. Officers were able to place the vehicle in park before waking Noel, who reeked of alcohol. He claimed he only had one cup of wine within the past couple of hours and told officers he wasn’t driving but just sitting in his vehicle parked. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Noel blew a 0.093 % BAC on a breathalyzer.
36-year-old tourist Roy Barnett, of Mississippi, was drinking at a bar inside the Nashville International Airport when he became loud and unruly, and his bartender cut him off before he became more intoxicated. Barnett began throwing change at the bartender, and causing a general disturbance, and had to be escorted from the bar by airport police. He was given the opportunity to leave the property but said he wasn’t paying for a cab, so he was taken into custody, charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Barnett is free on pre-trial release.
24-year-old Devin Wilson was charged with DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence after an officer noticed him drive on the sidewalk and swerve into the bicycle lane on Nolensville Pike.