Bryan Peterson called 911 after an argument with his wife, 32-year-old Amy Westney Peterson, which he described to police as “really crazy.” The argument began as they were discussing getting a divorce. As the discussion escalated, she reportedly put a knife to her own throat, prompting Bryan to call the police for assistance. Bryan says she physically attacked him as he was making the emergency call, and strangled him during the struggle. She is charged with domestic assault.
Tim Basford says he was sleeping when his girlfriend, 40-year-old Heather Rose Brinn, entered their shared bedroom and struck him in the head with a blunt object. She was yelling about Facebook posts and throwing objects around the room. She then took his work phone and attempted to run out of the house with it, however, he grabbed her by the arm to prevent her from destroying it, stating she has a history of destroying his belonging. Officers say Brinn’s version of events changed each time she recounted it, and that she has a history of domestic violence incidents. She was charged with domestic assault with bodily injury and is free on a $2,500 bond.
29-year-old Torriano Fields told police “Yes, I smacked her, I was upset with her” when they responded to a domestic disturbance call on in Antioch on March 15th. Hi girlfriend, Angela Hill, called 911 to report the assault and stated the pair had been arguing all day long. Fields is charged with domestic assault.
A woman says she went on a first date with 29-year-old Danny Sassano this weekend, and they were at her house in the bed when Sassano began making sexual advances on her, touching her all over. She told him she did not want to have sex that night and asked him to leave, at which time he reportedly became very irate and shoved her in the chest, leaving visible abrasions. Police placed Sassano into custody, but only charged him with domestic assault, as Sex Crimes Detectives stated there was not enough probable cause for sexual assault warrants. Officers also discovered he had an outstanding warrant from another incident in which a woman told him to leave her residence and he grabbed her phone from the bedside table and ran water over it so she could not call 911, then tossed her to the ground. [may more details in story]
Metro Police say Jacques Jamar Smith called police after his girlfriend, 26-year-old Taquisha Burt, observed a SnapChat message pop up on his phone inside their Hickory Highlands apartment. She then threw a lotion bottle at him before running toward him, attacking him, leaving scratch marks on his back. He attempted to go outside and de-escalate the situation, however, Burt was not open to that option. Video footage corroborated the assault.
21-year-old Samuel Inaboya was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on an outstanding warrant charging him with the domestic assault of his ex-girlfriend, Hailey Brooks. She says on January 27th he was dropping her off at her home after buying her something to eat, and he demanded she give him oral sex for the trouble, and when she refused he attempted to take the bag of food back from her. She says he then grabbed her necklace and shirt and struck her on the back of the head multiple times. While her feet were on the console kicking him in self-defense he pushed her out of the car and fled the scene. She was treated for a concussion and bruises from the assault.
45-year-old Taras Johnson is charged with stalking his ex-girlfriend, Lashonda Campbell on several occasions, one of which reportedly involved him tracking her via an Apple AirTag in her vehicle. The pair have a long history of back-and-forth disputes using the court system, many of which are eventually dropped due to the other becoming unwilling to testify.
23-year-old Roberto Herrera is charged with sexual battery and is free on a $5,000 bond. Police say he came to the home of his ex-girlfriend and requested to come in and “watch a movie”, which she agreed to, but told him she had a new boyfriend, and nothing “sexual” could happen. At some point during the Netflix he decided to chill and laid his head in her lap, and pulled her closer to him when she attempted to get up. She told him she would call 911 if he didn’t stop, however, he then went to her bedroom and got into her bed, where she says he forcefully kissed her and rubbed her. Court records show she told him to leave, and he replied “I understand you don’t want meq, I will leave now”, and left the apartment. The victim says she felt unsafe, even after he left, and then called police.
Poice say 32-year-old Sade Deshay Harris appeared at J. Alexanders in June, where she found her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, Cheyenne Turner, who was dining with a female at the table. She reportedly asked “so you’re out to eat with a girl?”, grabbed silverware from a nearby table, chased him into the parking lot, and used the knife to stab him in the stomach and head, telling a stranger “I’m finna kill him!”. Sade Harris remains jailed in lieu of a $500,000 bond on the charge of attempted murder, and other related charges. [Mugshot is from an April arrest, as the current booking photo was not immediately available].
24-year-old Zachary Riddle is charged with the domestic assault of his girlfriend, Syvashiona Bridgeforth, after a wild incident involving him pretending to urinate on her clothes, a potential breakup, him pouring a seltzer on her back, and her assaulting him with a pair of scissors. There’s also a crazy call with his mother you’ll have to click to read the details…