The #BearMaceBandit strikes again, this time police say he sprayed his boyfriend with the powerful irritant during an argument last August in the middle of the pandemic. Police say Masi Kingston, 29, used the spray that’s 3x the power of police issued spray and travels 35 feet, on his boyfriend before driving a vehicle into his boyfriend’s vehicle, while he was inside it. Police found the victim with broken glass on his eye and nose, blood on his shirt, and drenched in milk, from an attempt to ease the pain of the bear mace.
In the first of our monthly “drop-ins”, where Scoop: Nashville will celebrate Black-owned businesses or events in Nashville, we attended a comedic roast of Scoop: Nashville founder, Jason Steen. The roast, presented by Comedian Herman Black, who goes by ‘Da Herm’ at his ‘Out East Comedy Club’ was an experience that left many wondering if he understood what a ‘roast’ was intended to be? Thankfully, his opening act saved the day, with an amazing set by Comedian Leroy. Throughout the hour+ performance, Da Herm deflected attention away from his attempts at humor by choosing to wear some of the world’s most defining sweat pants that left little to the imagination during #SweatPantsSeason, so the audience had at least one of their senses stimulated during the performance. Though he roasted Steen about his recent run-in with the law, ‘Da Herm’ failed to mention his history of getting caught with his pants down at a local park, or his own burglary and theft charges, or how the police once tricked him into selling the things he stole back to them in a sting.
25-year-old Tess Tomes is charged with felony aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment after she found her boyfriend at a local drive-thru, and as she prepared to follow him home – so did his other girlfriend, Brandi Adams, who was in line behind him. She’s accused of ramming the other girl’s car. Tomes’ two children were in the car with her during the assault.
On March 29th, Metro Nashville Police found D’Ante Leo Johnson leaning out of his car, covered in blood in North Nashville. His girlfriend, 23-year-old Deja Nicole McClain, admitted to stabbing him in the head with a large knife after he broke up with her. She also stole his social security card “so he would have to come back”. She is free on a $10,000 bond.
27-year-old Montrerio Butler is charged with public indecency and criminal trespassing after exposing himself outside the windows of multiple Nashville businesses and pleasuring himself while waving at the women inside.
32-year-old Musician Graham Nancarrow is charged with public intoxication and assault, after admitting to punching a man in the elevator at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk & Steakhouse in downtown Nashville, leaving him with a black eye and scratches. He claims he “feared for his life” but was unable to articulate why.
24-year-old Austin Travis Pulley is charged with felony aggravated robbery after he held a gun to his mother’s head and demanded her H&R Block tax refund card. When she didn’t oblige, he struck her on the right side of her face, took the card from her wallet, and fled the residence.
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.
25-year-old Dallas Lee Burke is held on a $54,500 bond after he crashed his vehicle and inside officers found 20 hits of acid (LSD), empty and full beer cans, and marijuana. Burke admitted to selling hits of acid, but not making it, though officers noted a unique tattoo on his arm, which he disclosed was the “scientific formula for acid”, according to an affidavit.
22-year-old Aiden Sandberg is charged with assault after his roommate called police to report he tossed a chair against a wall after accusing her and her sister of taking his Swedish Fish candy.