30-year-old Robert Dillon is charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication after he attempted to “bust the door open” to his downtown Nashville apartment building and was pepper-sprayed by security. He was reportedly attempting to get into an inner door leading to the residences when a guard says she told him to stop trying to break through the door, and he became irate. She says he yelled at her, took a fighting stance, and took a swing at her. Fearing for her safety, she pepper sprayed the resident. She says he then fell to the ground and began hitting his own head on a ramp causing his nose to bleed. Officers arrived and say he smelled of alcohol and took him into custody. Dillon has frequently opined about the digital key system not working at the building and often posted photographs of the rooms full of trash in the complex.
35-year-old Sean Stein and a female were both denied boarding at the Nashville International Airport Monday afternoon due to their extreme level of intoxication at 4:25 p.m. Stein became aggressive with the flight crew when they advised he needed to exit the aircraft. He then became irate with officers who came to assist him off the aircraft.
He continued to refuse and was handcuffed while pulling away, resisting arrest.
34-year-old Sean Andre Gambrell Jr. was found on the sidewalk out of the arrivals level of the Nashville International Airport at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. His pants were down to his ankles and there was a near-empty jar of Old Forge Moonshine beside him. Airport police report his speech was slurred and he reeked of the smell of alcohol. He was unable to answer any questions when asked, and could not provide the contact information for anyone to come to pick him up. Due to his inability to care for himself, he was transported to booking, and charged with public intoxication.
Nashville Airport Police found 22-year-old Kevin Comeaux slumped over and asleep at the bar of the Puckett’s restaurant on Concourse D. Officer awakened him for a welfare check and found him very “dazed and confused,” and it was apparent he had urinated on himself while at the bar. He refused to provide his name, only offering that he was fine and flying with Southwest Airlines. A Southwest representative responded to the bar and advised him he would be denied boarding due to his state of intoxication. The officer attempted to escort him to the unsecured side of the airport where he could be rebooked for a later flight; however, Comeaux refused to cooperate. He was taken into custody and transported to booking.
44-year-old Jessica Shaffer was charged with disorderly conduct at the Nashville International Airport after police say she became “irate” at the Southwest Airlines gate area on March 30th. She was reportedly yelling profanities at the gate agents and passengers. She was denied boarding and refused to leave the area, then began to scream at police while displaying what they considered to be “threatening behavior”. The reason for her rage was not immediately known to police.
Metro Police eventually arrested 27-year-old Sami Awash Albalawi after he called 911 twelve times, demanding to be put in touch with his embassy. Officers responded to the first of the calls, which came from a motel near the airport, and explained that police were unable to assist him with contacting his embassy, and that he would need to contact them on his own. Police believed they had an understanding, and left Mr. Albalawai. Several more calls then accumulated at the Emergency Communications Center, who traced the first few to the same motel, and the later ones at the Nashville International Airport.
Police were eventually able to locate the man after the 12th call to 911. After it was apparent there was no clear understanding that 911 would be unable to assist him, he was transported to booking and charged with aggravated non-emergency calls. He is jailed in lieu of a $1,000 bond.
52-year-old Anita McPherson was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail and charged with public intoxication after she was reportedly drunken and belligerent at the Nashville Internation Airport and put her hands on the chest of an Airport Police Officer who was attempting to assist her in finding a ride off the property after. She had been denied boarding due to her extreme level of intoxication and was refusing to leave the gate area when police initially encountered her.
19-year-old Jacob Cornelius was charged with public intoxication at the Nashville International Airport after his Uber arrived at the terminal early Sunday morning with him passed out in the back seat. The rideshare driver had alerted airport police, who arrived and had an “extremely hard time” waking the teen from his alcohol-induced slumber. Too intoxicated to even stand, much less fly, he was wheeled to a patrol car and transported to booking, where he was charged with public intoxication.
43-year-old Carl Wayne Martin, of Carthage, faces multiple charges after becoming unruly at the Nashville International Airport and refusing to wear a mask, as mandated for his flight on Southwest Airlines. Airport police were called to gate C18 after Martin was denied boarding when he refused to wear a mask for COVID-19 precautions & policy. Flight attendants and police noted that Martin also appeared to be heavily intoxicated during their interactions. He was offered the opportunity to simply leave the area but refused, so was placed into custody. He pulled away from the arresting officers and refused to get inside the police car for transport, requiring multiple officers to place him in the car against his will. Martin is charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and resisting arrest. He is free on pre-trial release.
36-year-old tourist Roy Barnett, of Mississippi, was drinking at a bar inside the Nashville International Airport when he became loud and unruly, and his bartender cut him off before he became more intoxicated. Barnett began throwing change at the bartender, and causing a general disturbance, and had to be escorted from the bar by airport police. He was given the opportunity to leave the property but said he wasn’t paying for a cab, so he was taken into custody, charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Barnett is free on pre-trial release.