39-year-old Nashville Fire Department Paramedic Nicholas French is charged with the domestic assault of his wife, Amanda French, on February 15. She says she went to the bathroom to shower, and Nicholas turned off the shower. She exited and attempted to re-enter the bathroom and had to push past him as he was blocking her way. In the process, she says he slammed her arm in the door and held it for at least thirty seconds before completely slamming it shut and punching it several times. Officers documented indentations on the victim’s arm and a golf ball-sized lump on her leg from the assault. French has been with the Nashville Fire Department since July of 2021 and is currently using his accrued leave time until the situation has been litigated.
27-year-old Abigail Smith, who is a paramedic with the Nashville Fire Department, is charged with felony aggravated assault after a video shows her drunkenly picking up a wine bottle and moving toward her husband, Nicholas Wood, who she then grabbed by the hair and hit multiple times in the head until he was crying.
Just before 8 a.m. Saturday, 33-year-old Jonathan Workman was the driver of a vehicle that struck the rear end of a Nashville Fire Department engine near Haywood Lane and Nolensville Pike. Officer arrived and immediately noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Workman’s breath, along with his glossy eyes and slurred speech. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and would later blow a 0.127% BAC on a breathalyzer.
29-year-old Nashville Firefighter Justin Blackburn was driving 60 mph in a 40 mph zone on Dickerson Pike and swerving out of his lane multiple times as police pulled him over just before midnight Wednesday. Blackburn, who reeked of alcohol, made jokes about “eating cookies while driving,” denied drinking any alcohol, and later admitted his cookies joke wasn’t funny. After failing field sobriety tests, and as he was being placed into custody, Blackburn began to make it known he was a Nashville Fire Fighter and repeatedly stated he should be shown respect and the officer should just follow him home instead of arresting him.
28-year-old Sean Puzewski was located unresponsive and heavily intoxicated in front of Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officers working the Entertainment District Initiative arrived to assist, along with medics from the Nashville Fire Department. He was already loaded onto the medic’s cot when he came to and began to unbuckle the safety straps and then refused any and all medical assistance. Due to his level of intoxication and inability to care for himself, he was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
Police say 43-year-old Michael Wayne Evans set fire to three port-a-potties in downtown Nashville Thursday, burning them to the ground, and then jumped in front of a WeGo transit bus, somewhat unsuccessfully. He was able to kick and punch the bus windows, causing substantial damage.
As the nation watched nervous TV hosts try to fill space as the Nashville fireworks were delayed over a half-hour Sunday night, behind-the-scene a lot was happening. Several suspected trespassers in the blast/fallout zone caused MNPD officers to search for them in a building with personnel and a helicopter – and then suddenly someone started the show, catching 8 MNPD officers and a helicopter pilot in the immediate airspace by surprise. We have the audio from their radio traffic #LISTEN
24-year-old Travon Smotherman was charged with possession of meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and driving on a revoked license after he was found sleeping in his truck that was still running in the middle of the road.
19-year-old Asia Cosby was charged with vandalism and domestic assault after she shoved her girlfriend and slashed a hole in all four tires of her vehicle during an argument.
37-year-old Jason Gray was charged with driving under the influence after he was found slumped over in his car with fresh track marks on his arm and a bottle of heroin.