27-year-old Matthew Sledge was jailed on April 14th after causing a 5-vehicle accident leading to two people being injured on I440. Witnesses told police that a black Audi was drag racing another Audi, which led to 5 vehicles being involved and two injured. One of the vehicles involved was flipped over on the road. The witnesses told police a male exited the Audi and ran across I440 down the exit ramp. The male’s description matched an ID left in the vehicle. The car was registered to the individual matching the ID. Sledge also left his phone behind, which had directions leading to 5010 Old Hickory Boulevard.
While police were searching the vehicle, it had an overbearing odor of alcohol, and they found an unopened container of alcohol on the passenger side floorboard. Sledge has two prior DUI convictions and an extensive driving history, including a personal injury accident with points against his record, careless driving from Kentucky, and speeding as high as 32 mph over the speed limit, the latest being 102 in a 70mph zone. Sledge has also had his license suspended and revoked prior.
Public restrooms at multiple convenience stores across Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and Hermitage have been vandalized for several weeks — the writing asks the reader to call or text controversial pastor and adulterer Greg Locke and includes his personal cell phone number. Locke recently became quite ungodly when he found out local news outlet Scoop: Wilson had published unredacted photos at the start of his Sunday service. As his phone was flooded with hundreds of messages and calls, Locke decided to speak on the matter from the pulpit… and vowed to show up at their door or send his lawyer to force them to remove the images (video in story, along with full images). Remove the images, they did not.
Police say 29-year-old Zackary Harvey was the at-fault driver in a three-vehicle collision in East Nashville in the early hours of Sunday morning. Harvey claimed he was not the driver, but everyone else at the scene identified him as the driver, including two of his passengers, Cody Price and Dominick Jamison. Harvey, who reeked of alcohol, refused all testing and just repeated the word “lawyer” throughout the interaction. A search warrant was granted for his blood due to another party being injured. Once at the hospital, he struggled with officers and staff, not allowing them to draw his blood. He was additionally charged with resisting due to not complying with the order.
31-year-old Sarah Worden was the registered owner of the vehicle and was also a passenger. Police say she was also intoxicated, and everyone in the vehicle stated they had just come from a bar. Due to her allowing him to drive while knowing he was intoxicated, she was charged with DUI per-se.
Metro Nashville Police have identified 29-year-old John Christian Swoboda as the man who jumped from the 36th floor of the Four Seasons Residences building in downtown Nashville on the morning of December 8th in an apparent suicide. Swoboda was from Mt. Juliet, where here was reported missing to local police on December 7th. He reportedly left his phone, identification, and cash at his residence. Police say Swoboda took an elevator to the 36th floor, where witnesses who were working in a vacant room noticed him walk through the room and straight out onto the balcony, where he reportedly jumped to his death. The witnesses initially assumed he was another construction worker when he walked onto the floor.
Metro Nashville Police found 26-year-old Nashville content creator Hannah Noel Grooms standing on the side of Bell Road crying after having just driven her vehicle into the wooded ravine below, where it was flipped upside down. Grooms was very intoxicated and admitted to drinking a half bottle of wine, stating she was coming from Jonathan’s Grille in Mt. Juliet. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to Summit Hospital for treatment. She was previously convicted of DUI in Kentucky in February of 2022 and has a revoked license.
58-year-old Gregory Coker came into contact with police in Coffee County this week, who realized he had an outstanding warrant in Nashville — from 1996. He was transferred to the Davidson County Jail to answer for the 26-year-old warrant, which charges him with the felony burglary of a business called “Beefys”. The warrant alleges he was an employee at the location and came one on one of his days off and took money from the safe.
Metro Police say they were dealing with a separate incident at 310 Broadway in downtown Nashville when 29-year-old Justin Lopez inserted himself into the situation and became incredibly agitated and became aggressive toward one of the involved parties. Police attempted to stop him as he aggressively approached them, but he tried to force his way past officers. That’s when they realized how extremely intoxicated he was, and took Lopez into custody.
Police say 19-year-old Marem Youssef pocketed the debit card of a customer after checking her out at the Converse store at Opry Mills. When the customer reported the suspected theft, officers reviewed the camera footage and observed Youssef take the card. She apologized and returned the card while the footage was being reviewed.
She is charged with theft and issued a citation, for which she self-booked this week.
23-year-old Bohlt Hamrick told police he had around 5 drinks at a #DowntownNashville bar Wednesday night, a mix of both beer and liquor, before he began the drive home. Police and medics would find him extremely intoxicated in a crashed car on Riverbank Drive, where a home security camera captured him speeding down Stone Hall Blvd, striking a curb, and coming to rest in the intersection. He told police he “was just driving home” in the neighborhood, however, he lives in a neighborhood approximately 8 miles away. After field sobriety tests, Hamrick submitted to a breathalyzer, where he blew a 0.166 BAC – over double the legal limit. He was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, charged with DUI / driving under the influence. He is free on pre-trial release.
Mt. Juliet Business owner Thomas Courtney was sentenced on Monday to an 11 months and 29 days jail sentence in his DUI 3rd case in Davidson County. He was already in custody for his trial after a Nashville judge revoked his bond for multiple probation violations and repeated arrests in Wilson county, who continued to ROR him back into society to continue to commit crimes without penalty. As a part of his Nashville sentence, he will be required to participate in and complete the New Avenue alcohol treatment program within the Davidson County Detention Center. After applying the automatic percentage of sentencing and time already served, Courtney is scheduled for release on July 26th of 2022, at which time he will still have trials and sentencing in Wilson County for cases including a probation violation (x3), domestic assault, and driving on a revoked license (x2). As part of his Davidson County sentence, Courtney will lose his driver’s license for six years. Judge Higgins set a special condition to Courtney’s sentence, which prevents him from petitioning the court for an early release, for any reason, other than the stand time calculations given to every inmate at the facility.