57-year-old Randal Scot Young is charged with the aggravated assault and strangulation of his girlfriend, Andrea Boucher, during their trip to Nashville this weekend. Metro Nashville Police responded to the Moxy Motel late Friday night and spoke with Andrea, who stated the couple had been out drinking on Broadway in the Entertainment District downtown. As they returned to their hotel room for the evening an argument began and she says Randal placed both hands around her next and strangled her for several seconds until she had difficulty breathing. She bites him during the struggle in an attempt to break free, and when officers arrived, she has bruising around her next and behind her ears, swelling and scratches on her arm, and blood in her mouth.
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.
36-year-old Philadelphia tourist James Payton was found “extremely intoxicated” and attempting to fight staff at the Moxy in downtown Nashville in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was immediately irritated with the arrival of officers and stated they should “walk away from him, right now!”. Despite attempts to get him to his room, he stated he wasn’t going anywhere. Officers understood the assignment and took Payton into custody, charging him with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He is free on pre-trial release.
52-year-old Jeffrey Kaply told Nashville Police his name was “Captain Morgan” after being found heavily intoxicated on the 6th floor of the Moxy Hotel in downtown Nashville. Just prior to their arrival, he was seen by hotel staff with his pants down in the corner of the ironing room while urinating on the floor. He admitted to having “a lot” to drink. #VisitMusicCity