40-year-old Joshua Shannon, of Grand Junction, CO, is free on pre-trial release after Metro Nashville Police say he ran up a bar tab of $289.34 at Honky Tonk Central on Broadway in downtown Nashville and was unable to pay it. Officers responded to the venue just before 6 p.m. Thursday, where he attempted to pay using all four credit cards, each of which was declined. During his arrest for theft of services, officers recovered and charged him with a small amount of marijuana in his pants pocket.
52-year-old Dawn Starr was visiting Nashville from Eagle Rock, Missouri, with her family when late Thursday night police responded to their AirBNB on Phillips Street for a reported domestic assault, where her children reported she had assaulted them. The victims (her children) and multiple other witnesses were “out partying” in Nashville when they all confirm the mother, Dawn Starr, began to use racial slurs in public. The children say they demanded their mother stop speaking in that manner, and an argument ensued.
31-year-old Dosha Mintlow is charged with unlawful exposure after posting sexually explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend, Shailynn Burch, on multiple sites, including Twitter and Only Fans. She reported the two dates for one year but are no longer together, and that eight such videos were posted, in which her face is recognizable, in January and February of 2022.
Metro Nashville Police say 30-year-old Jonathan Cordon, of La Vergne, was unable to pay his $508.53 bar tab at Kid Rock’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville Thursday morning. Police initially responded to the venue after Cordon continued to re-enter the bar after being removed by security staff for fighting other patrons. He kept sneaking in through a window and was removed twice already when police came to assist. They observed him being belligerent and extremely intoxicated. As they placed him in the patrol car to be transported to booking, bar staff alerted officers the credit card was declined. Cordon said he had no other way to pay the bill, and Kid Rock’s bar wished to prosecute for the unpaid tab.
As Metro Nashville Police were taking 22-year-old Zeinab Mganga into custody for being in a stolen vehicle, she attempted to flee, and two seemingly uninvolved men, 19-year-old Abdullahi Adan and 18-year-old Steven Niyirera approached officers, attempting to set her free while attacking the officers and causing a large disturbance. Everyone is free on pre-trial release.
50-year-old Benjamin Hardin, a Metro Nashville employee, is charged with the domestic assault of his stepdaughter. The victim says she was in an argument with her mother, Sonya, when Ben intervened by grabbing her by the neck, squeezing her, and forcing her to the ground. On the way to the ground, her head hit a table, and he reportedly then pinned her to the ground while shouting at her. Ben claims he only stepped in when Sonya looked at him during the altercation and stated, “You need to mediate this!” Ben reportedly told the victim, “This is my house!” while standing nose-to-nose with her, and shortly before taking her to the ground, she responded, “What are you going to do about it?” He claims he proactively took her to the ground to prevent her from assaulting him. Sonya told police the physical force Ben used was “unnecessary,” and she had to pull him off the victim to prevent the situation from escalating further.
45-year-old Krista Welsh locked herself into the bathroom at Night Court in downtown Nashville Sunday afternoon and refused to come out or open the door despite repeated requests by security and police. Eventually, Nashville Fire used a screwdriver to defeat the locked door and MNPD placed her into custody for disorderly conduct. During a search of her purse, officers found four pill bottles bearing the name of ‘Louis Fendley”, who she says is an “old friend” that left them in her purse. According to multiple social media accounts, the two are in a romantic relationship. The pills in the bottlers were Baclofen (a muscle relaxer), Bupropion, Clonidine, and Lisinopril. She was additionally charged with drug possession without a prescription.
First responders found 23-year-old Jayda Buford passed out in the driver’s seat of her vehicle, which was blocking traffic at 6th & Demonbreun in downtown Nashville just before 4 a.m. Saturday. Once oriented and aware, she stated she had “two ClubTails” and an additional alcoholic drink. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was transported to booking and charged with DUI.
Coty Rick called police on May 15th about his girlfriend, 33-year-old Danielle Smithgall, being disorderly amid a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and as they approached the door they heard Smithgall scream “I’m going to fucking murder you!” Officers made contact with Rick to check on his safety, and took Smithgall into custody, charging her with domestic assault. A few days later they were dispatched to another altercation between the two. Although there was no assault alleged during the second incident, she was in violation of her bond conditions which don’t allow her to be in contact with the victim. She was also booked into custody.
24-year-old Eli Tennant was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant from February, charging him with the domestic assault of his girlfriend, Grace Ivy Jameson, tossing her to the ground after drunkenly explaining the rules of the game of pool to her. Multiple witnesses are the bar that night say Eli was drunk when he arrived at the location, and he was yelling while explaining the rules of pool to his girlfriend. When she went outside to get some space, he followed her outside while berating her for walking away, and prepared to toss his drink on her until she blocked it, making it spill, which only further frustrated Tennant. He reportedly tossed her to the ground, leaving her with scrapes on her knees and hands, and was about to kick her until bystanders stopped the assault. Eli fled the scene before police arrived, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.