The Nashville Fire Department has a Joshua Black problem. Firefighter Joshua Lipscomb, who moonlights as a local alcoholic comedian using the moniker ‘Sir Joshua Black’, has received poor reviews for his “professional conduct” on medical runs and was recently suspended for 8 days after some social media antics with a local business owner. Despite those woes, ‘Joshua Black’ now faces yet another complaint against him as he volleys accusations of racism towards any journalist he disagrees with, including Jason Steen and Meghan Mangrum.
30-year-old Ryan Sims is free on a $39,000 bond after being charged with the kidnapping of a woman at The Rusty Nail bar in Hermitage, and the assault of two witnesses who attempted to intervene as he pulled a gun on one and said “don’t roll up on me” and shoved another.
27-year-old Connor King is charged with DUI after Metro Police Sgt. Paul Stein says he was behind the man when he ran a red light while traveling on Gallatin Pike. He admitted to having “a couple of drinks”, and said he normally uses an Uber.
20-year-old Luke Bain is charged with felony aggravated assault with serious bodily injury after his brother sustained three stab wounds and a broken jaw. Luke Bain told police his brother ran into his knife when he was telling him to leave his apartment.
Metro Nashville Police located 24-year-old Ladarius Tyree Stevenson in his orange Ford Mustang (with ‘Transformer’ and ‘UT’ logos) on Gallatin Pike after a ‘shots fired’ call from the neighborhood described the unique car as having fired shots into the air. Between the vehicle and his fanny pack, police seized 309 Xanax bars, bags of crushed powder Xanax, 22.8 grams of heroin, and two loaded firearms.
33-year-old Jaurice Pegues is charged with pocketing nearly $5,000 in cash from Piercing Pagoda in Opry Mills Mall. He admitted to the crime and wrote a detailed confession to management when confronted with the evidence.
64-year-old Bettie Blackman is charged with driving under the influence after she crashed her car in Antioch, and witnesses had to get her attention as she sat in the car that was on fire when officers arrived. She told officers she drank two margaritas just before driving that night, and blew a 0.132 BAC.
27-year-old Rohit Sunuwar is charged with domestic assault after admitting to punching his wife in the face and holding her by the hair during an argument about him going out for drinks with his friends.
29-year-old Joshua Mantooth is charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault after his girlfriend reported he punched her repeatedly in the face on the drive home, and then strangled her over and over once back at their residence. Police found the victim’s face cut open, bruised, swollen, and still bleeding when they arrived… but court documents now reveal that wasn’t the only time he’s been abusive against women.
30-year-old Lauren Langston is charged with harassment and stalking after reportedly calling and texting her soon-to-be ex-husband 19+ times daily, stalking him outside his new home, and attempting to run over him with a car.