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.
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19-year-old Deonte Franklin, 18-year-old Daunte Young, and 18-year-old Temara Spain were charged with burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Deonte was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. These charges arose after they and 3 other defendants were found Cane Ridge High School after hours without permission to be there.
It’s been a rough start to the year for Metro Schools for violence inside the schools. In the first 13 days of school, Scoop: Nashville has received over 25 videos of individual fights across the district.