20-year-old John ‘Lake’ Lovorn was taken to the ground by a bouncer at Layla’s Honky Tonk on Broadway in downtown Nashville in the early hours of Saturday morning, and the two began to wrestle on the sidewalk. Metro Nashville Police Officers noticed the commotion and separated the two. According to a friend with him, Lovorn had been drinking nearby at The Stage on Broadway, but it was unclear what prompted the altercation with the other security staff. Lovorn fought with officers as they pulled him away, eventually causing them also to tackle him to the ground to detain him. One officer injured his hand during the struggle. In addition to his actual valid license, Lovorn had a fake North Carolina ID in his possession under the name ‘Lake Lee Leonard,’ which stated he was 21 and contained the actual ID number belonging to a Mark Carr.
Ben Folds Five frontman and pianist, Benjamin Scott Folds filed this week to divorce his wife, Australian ballet dancer Emma Sandall, after six years of marriage, stating irreconcilable differences in the pleadings. Under a proposed marital dissolution agreement, Folds will be required to pay her a lump sum of $475,000 for any interest she has in their Nashville home. Additionally, he will pay $650,000 over a period of 24 months ($27,083.33/monthly), pay the cost of her car insurance for the next year, pay her $50,000 of additional funds to assist in the purchase of furniture for her new home, and pay her $210,000 AUD from a National Australian Bank account once the divorce is finalized. Folds has four prior marriages since 1987.
53-year-old chef Scott Euvrard appeared alone and visibly drunk on Broadway before trying to open a police vehicle’s door. Police inside their patrol vehicle near Whiskey Bent Saloon on July 27th saw Scott in the street. When they got out of the car and approached him, he went to a patrol vehicle outside of Jason Aldean’s bar and attempted to open the door of the patrol vehicle. He was then placed into custody for public intoxication due to reportedly smelling strongly of alcohol, being unsteady on his feet, and having glassy eyes. Police noticed no one coming over to Scott to check on him, nor did he say anything about being there with anyone else.
Police and medics responded to the Ole Red Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville in the early hours of Sunday morning, where 25-year-old Rebecca Angelic Nieves was initially believed to be having a seizure — it turns out she was just extremely intoxicated. As medics placed her in the back of the ambulance for medical clearance, Nieves began to threaten to harm the medics and was eventually placed into custody by police after it was determined she was just intoxicated. She then pulled away from officers, resisting arrest. Nieves then vomited all over herself and the back seat of the patrol car, and produced a second round once inside booking.
25-year-old tourist Anabel Mcilvaine was jailed on April 16th, on her 25th birthday, for driving her Toyota Highlander drunk on I-40 after a night of bar hopping on Broadway. When police spoke with Mcilvaine to ask how the accident happened, her breath smelled strongly of alcohol, and her speech was slurred and slow. Her eyes were bloodshot, and her mouth was dry. She told the police the accident was her fault because she drank too much. She agreed to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Later, she told police that she had 5-6 cranberry and vodkas from several bars on Broadway.
Metro Nashville Police encountered 33-year-old Case Daff during a call for another incident they were investigating at 7th & Broadway in downtown Nashville Friday afternoon. During the investigation, Daff was observed to be visibly intoxicated and repeatedly walked up on officers. He was ordered to stand back, and in response, he smacked away Officer Kency Le’s hand. As he was being detained for assaulting a police officer, he tensed up and was taken to the ground. He continued to make threats and challenge the arresting officer to a fight while at booking.
Police say 24-year-old Andrei Gavaz unzipped his pants and whipped out his most prized possession at Kid Rock’s Bar on Valentine’s Day. He then thoroughly touched himself and then, using that same hand, smacked the face of a bouncer who had escorted him out of the venue due to his level of intoxication. He was attempting to re-enter the bar when the assault occurred. The bouncer, Shay Thomas, fell to the ground and suffered cuts to both elbows and his knuckle while attempting to detain Gavaz.
Police arrived to find Gavaz cuffed, and as they were placing him in the rear of a patrol car, he had to be hobble-restrained as he attempted to kick Officer Hill in the face, but no contact was made. He was still charged with assault of an officer, as Officer Hill stated he “felt as if he was about to be assaulted.” He then began to spit all over the rear of the patrol vehicle, resulting in an additional vandalism charge.
28-year-old Austin Justice was asked to leave Honky Tonk Central by a bartender late Friday night. When he refused, security became involved at attempted to escort him out of the venue. Not quite ready for his night to be over, Justice pushed the bouncer, Robert Flippen, in the chest and was detained after a brief struggle. Officers arrived at the scene and took Justice into custody. He was charged with public intoxication and assault.
42-year-old Adam J. Pritchard is jailed in lieu of a $250,000 bond after the Grand Jury indicted him on two counts of statutory rape and eight counts of sexual battery of a then 15-year-old child. The indictment alleged that in 2020 was in a position of trust or power over the victim and engaged in unlawful sexual contact eight times and engaged in statutory rape twice during that period.
39-year-old Christin Blankenship Austin is charged with the assault of her boyfriend, Kyle Simmons, at a downtown Nashville Hotel. The two were out exploring downtown Friday night and, as they returned to their hotel room, began to argue. During the walk to the room, Christin reportedly hit Kyle in the back of the head, and he informed her he was gathering his things and leaving. Once both were in the room, he says she punched him in the mouth and hit him in the back of the head again as he was collecting his belongings. During the struggle, his finger was also slammed in a door. Officers documented blood on his mouth and that his finger was injured. Christin was determined to be the primary aggressor and was charged with domestic assault and transported to booking.