Police say 31-year-old Tessa Ballard was highly intoxicated and belligerent when they came in contact with her at Bridgestone Arena during the Morgan Wallen concert in Nashville. Due to her extreme level of drunkenness, she was deemed unable to care for herself and taken into custody, charged with public intoxication.
Erika Dell says she and her boyfriend of the past year, 35-year-old Brice Mertiff, were at the Morgan Wallen concert in Nashville when she left him there and returned to the hotel to go to bed. Once the concert was over and Mertiff returned she says he woke her up by throwing a drink at her, soaking her upper body, upset because she didn’t stay with him. He became so irate that she began to pack her things to leave him at the Grand Hyatt Hotel where they were staying on Broadway. He reportedly tackled her to the ground as she fled to the elevators, and she struck him with a cell phone in self-defense, and a bystander assisted the victim as she was screaming for help with him on top of her. Security footage captured the entire incident and was reviewed. Mertiff was charged with domestic assault and sent home to Pennsylvania on a $2,500 cash bond.
Metro Nashville Police say 36-year-old Jared Carroll was at the Morgan Wallen Concert at Bridgestone Arena and was trying to access the floor area of the concert, for which he did not have access tickets. After he attempted to bypass a barrier, security asked him to leave the concert. He took a fighting stance and attempted to escalate the situation, and was removed and trespassed from the property. Moments later, he attempted to re-gain entry to the venue and was taken into police custody.
25-year-old Jacqueline Wolf was at the Morgan Wallen concert in downtown Nashville Friday and was in someone’s seat. When asked to produce her own ticket to verify where she was supposed to be seated she became extremely belligerent and yelled and swore at staff. She was heavily intoxicated and admitted she was “a little drunk”. She was turned over to MNPD who charged her with public intoxication.