32-year-old former John Overton High School math teacher Travis Boyd Prince has been released on his own recognizance after a Davidson County Grand Jury indicted him on four counts of solicitation of statutory rape of a student. Metro Nashville Public Schools says Prince resigned in late July when the school system was made aware of the allegations during the police investigation. The student moved after the alleged incidents occurred in 2021.
Video from a MNPS bus shows 36-year-old Tywansha Yvette Perkins waited for her child’s bus to drop him off and then entered the bus before any children could exit. She got in the face of the bus driver, put a finger in the driver’s face, and yelled, “Imma f*-k you up!” and continued to yell and curse and escalate the situation while the driver remained calm but afraid. The children exited around Perkins, and she then left the bus, too. Perkins was reportedly up prior video footage from the school bus proved that her son was not telling the truth when he told her the school bus driver assaulted him by shoving him and slapping candy from his hand. A judge released her on her own recognizance.
45-year-old Jamie Morgan self-booked this week on a citation charging her with the theft of campaign signs of MNPS School Board candidate Todd Pembroke. Police say that after repeated thefts, a tracker was placed inside some of the signs by the campaign, and they were tracked to her address on Anchorage Drive. Police accompanied the candidate to the pinged location and issued her a citation, and retrieved dozens of signs. During that visit, Morgan lifted her shirt and flashed the candidate, made obscene gestures, and caused quite the scene, which was captured on video (below, in story). Morgan stated she did this for “political reasons.” On her social media, Morgan describes herself as a “Nashville based bipolar pagan intuitive; rape, sexual abuse, trauma survivor; retired drunk trying to be a better mom.”
20-year-old Micahiah ‘MK’ Barefield has moved off of MNPD’s Most Wanted Hot Sheet and into a jail cell. Barefield was taken into custody Thursday on two outstanding felony warrants from January. The warrants allege that Barefield used her grey Ford Fusion to drive around a crowd and run over two of her McGavock High School classmates, Tamia Womack and Kemya Holmes, leaving both with broken bones and multiple injuries.
Court records show that Womack and Holmes had arrived at the Ross parking lot on Lebanon Pike to settle a dispute with another female they knew as ‘Pooh’ and as they were leaving that fight they were struck by Barefield. Barefield is jailed in lieu of an $80,000 bond, charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
18-year-old John Demonte Crutcher was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Friday, charged with the sexual battery of a 14-year-old female victim on a school bus in November. Crutcher admitted to “groping” the young girl’s breast and said he shouldn’t have touched her. The victim says he placed his hand on her thigh while sitting next to her on the school bus, stared at his hand, and stated “to grab or not to grab” before grabbing her. She pushed him away, and the incident was confirmed by a witness. Crutcher is free on a $1,000 bond.
18-year-old Devin Adams is charged with felony possession of a weapon on school grounds after police found him parked in the rear parking lot of Tom Joy Elementary School just before midnight Monday. He told officers he always carried the .22 Hammerli rifle, which was fully loaded with a round in the chamber, with him everywhere for ‘protection’. He is free on pre-trial release.
18-year-old Tyrone Anthony Johnson Jr posted a $5,000 cash bond just 3 hours after his arrest at Hunters Lane High School in Goodlettsville for robbery earlier this month. Johnson is identified as one of four males that came into the restroom and demanded money from a male high school senior using the restroom. Despite resistance, the 4 assailants rummaged through the victim’s pockets, taking his beats headphones and keys to his car. As he attempted to escape the restroom, the boys overpowered him, picking him up and pinning him to the ground, continuing the robbery. MNPD School Resource Officer Byron Boelter made the arrest
51-year-old Osama Awali is jailed in lieu of a $75,000 bond after threatening to “shoot up” Wright Middle School in Nashville. Upset that the school denied his request to transfer his daughter from the school, he called the MNPS customer service line on Monday and stated that he would show up Tuesday and “punch the principal”, Sharada Deaton, and continued that he “may as well shoot up the place”. He was taken into custody Tuesday as he arrived in the student drop-off lane. Awali is charged with Communicating a threat against a school employee, a misdemeanor.
Police say school security video shows 18-year-old William Austin Richmond holding his girlfriend against her will, trapping her inside a vacant hallway of Hillsboro High School while attempting to get her to perform a sex act on him after she declined. He attempted to pull her into a stairwell behind a closed door as she struggled to escape. He is charged with two misdemeanors, domestic assault, and false imprisonment. He is free on a $2,000 bond.
26-year-old Samira Hardcastle, a 6th-grade math & science teacher, was charged with DUI early Saturday after admitting to police she had 4-5 drinks at Tin Roof Bar before crashing her car on her way home. She blew a .220 BAC on a breathalyzer.