A 61-year-old homeless Black man is the first arrest made by Metro Nashville Police for violating the city’s health regulation by not wearing a mask. They say he had two in his pocket, but refused to place one on his face.
Nashville Police Chief Anderson today announced that officers are temporarily authorized to serve outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants to defendants via citations rather than physically arresting them to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Metro Police say 29-year-old Zachary Tamburin approached them downtown in the early hours of Sunday morning, swaying, slurring, and not making any sense with his words. They took care of him, gave him a ride to jail, and charged him with public intoxication.
Shamar Smith, 22, is free on a $3,500 bond after police say he bruised up his girlfriend’s face with his fists and then destroyed her phone so she couldn’t call for help.
Metro Police say Demetrius Harris was being arrested for kidnapping when he caused approximately $1,500 in damages to the patrol car they placed him in before they read his charge to him, by kicking the screen and rear door, causing it to no longer fully close.