30-year-old Eric L Jenkins, who isn’t allowed to possess a gun due to his multiple gun and drug-related felonies, domestic violence convictions, and Community Corrections probation status out of Murfreesboro, approached an 18-wheeler which was parked on the public roadway in front of Jazzy’s, which is a club that employs Jenkins as a security guard, with a handgun holstered on his hip despite the state confirming he is not allowed to possess even an unarmed security license. He told the truck driver to move, and when he refused, Jenkins went to his white Ford Crown Victoria 30 yards away and retrieved an AR-15 rifle, pointed it at the 18-wheeler, and threatened to “swiss cheese” the truck if it didn’t move.
The truck driver called police, who responded to the scene and attempted to interview Jenkins, however, the manager of Jazzy’s lied to police and said he wasn’t inside. Once officers prepared his Crown Victoria to be towed, he magically appeared coming out of the club and was taken into custody. In addition to his new felony charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against the truck driver and passenger, he’s charged with prohibited person possession charges, two additional outstanding warrants, and Murfreesboro Community Corrections has a warrant also for his arrest, in case his posts his $27,000 bond in Nashville. Jenkins’ hairline also failed to appear, but did not face any additional charges.
19-year-old Robert Lewis Bell, Jr., was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail this week on a Grand Jury indictment charging him with 3 counts of statutory rape of a 14-year-old victim.
34-year-old Nicholas Beaty was found passed out behind the wheel of a white Mini Cooper with a whip-it canister and over 100 empty cartridges in his lap and front seat area of the vehicle. The keys were in the ignition and the music was blaring. To his right sat two empty Bud Light Lime bottles. Police say he was “angry, agitated, and dazed” when they shook him awake, and refused each and every question, simply demanding his lawyer.
57-year-old Pastor Lavan Strickland struck a vehicle at a red light on March 14th, then attempted to flee the scene, only to be stopped by a utility pole he then crashed into, disabling his vehicle. The person he crashed into suffered a lower-back injury, while the pastor admitted to having ‘some Bourbon’ but refused any other specifics.
51-year-old Thomas Courtney, of Mt. Juliet’s Courtney’s Restaurant & Catering, told officers he thought he was “in his bed” when they found him asleep behind the wheel of a running car late Thursday night, heavily intoxicated
Matthew Kreighbaum was arrested Saturday afternoon after police say he tore a hole in the gutter system of a stranger’s home “so lightning would not strike”.
Police say the DUI driver was in the passenger seat, attempting to continue driving when they approached the disabled vehicle, which had all airbags deployed. She blew a .148 on a breath test.