73-year-old Funeral Home Owner Melvin Smith, of Smith Brothers Funeral Directors on Monroe Street, hired Nalor Smith to repair some potholes in the parking lot of his North Nashville funeral home on January 7. When the job was complete, Smith reportedly broke their verbal agreement on the terms of the work and stated he wasn’t going to pay Nalor for his work. Nalor and his two employees prepared to dig up the work they had already completed since it wasn’t going to be paid for, and Melvin Smith brandished a handgun and first a shot into the air at 3:50 p.m. This placed all of the workers in fear, and they packed their things and waited for the police in the parking lot across the street.
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Russian tourist Oleg Belonogov too drunk for Nashville
30-year-old Russian tourist Oleg Belonogov was charged with public intoxication on December 21st. According to police, Oleg refused to leave the EG&MC Restaurant and Bar on Jefferson St when asked and began to annoy other customers. When officers arrived at the bar, they offered to give Oleg a ride home or to his hotel, but he refused and told officers he would walk. Officers reported they could smell a “strong odor of alcohol” coming from his breath and that Oleg was unable to walk on his own safely, so he was taken into custody.
Abigail Ortiz assaults husband with boot & bleaches his clothes
Late Sunday night, 44-year-old Abigail Carrera Ortiz threw a boot at her husband of twenty years. Abigail and Johnny Ortiz were having a verbal altercation that escalated as it progressed. As Johnny was gathering his clothing to leave the residence, he discovered all of his clothing was saturated with bleach.
Keosha Ferguson charged in assault of WeGo Transit bus driver
20-year-old Keosha Ferguson approached a WeGo Transit bus driven by Thurman Vaught, Jr., in North Nashville on the morning of October 19th when it was 34 degrees outside and beat on the windows, demanding to be let inside. The driver explained he was on a 12-minute layover and that the bus would be available to the public again shortly. Vaught refused to let her on the bus during this period. Ferguson pleaded and stated she was going to be late for work and that she wanted to get on the bus. She then pushed past Vaught, shoulder-checking him. She then reportedly stated, “I will fuck you up!” As the confrontation continued, Ferguson says she kicked him in his right leg. When he advised police were on the way, Ferguson stated, “Wait till police get here, and I will show off!” She was cited for assault and was booked on that citation this week.
DUI: Kyle Mahoney charged after North Nashville crash
Multiple witnesses say 35-year-old Kyle Mahoney was driving his truck on 24th Ave North in the early hours of Sunday morning when he slid and ran off the road, crashing into a utility pole. He reportedly stumbled out of the truck and told officers he had “a lot” of alcohol prior to driving but could not remember how much or what kind. Mahoney was transported to booking and charged with DUI.
MNPD interrupts William Jackson having sex in his car to search it, finds 1 gram weed & gun
22-year-old William Jackson was booked this week on two outstanding warrants from 2020, charging him with possession of marijuana and a handgun after Officer Sara Lober caught him with his pants down and engaged in sex with a woman in a car in a North Nashville apartment complex parking lot. Officer Lober interrupted the festivities and searched his vehicle, locating a .45 Taurus Judge and 1 gram of marijuana. She issued him citations on each charge, and he never showed up for booking.
Duo charged after refusing to leave apartment complex — William Robinson & Brandon Hanserd
20-year-old William Robinson & 30-year-old Brandon Hanserd were both jailed Wednesday afternoon after they refused to leave the property of the Overlook Ridge Apartments in North Nashville. Metro Nashville Police responded to the complex at 12:27 p.m. after reports of individuals near the back of the complex brandishing firearms. Both individuals were once again asked to leave and refused to do so. Management of the complex asked they be removed from the property, and officers verified they had a valid trespass waiver on file.
DUI: Corey ‘Bow Wow’ Bean crashes into house on way to visit female in North Nashville at 4 AM #BecauseIGotHigh
37-year-old Corey Bean told police he was on his way to “visit a female” in North Nashville when he somehow crashed into a mailbox and a house on LaGrange Drive at 4 a.m. Wednesday, though he wasn’t sure how it happened. Though he admitted to drinking two shots of tequila around 11 p.m. the night before, officers say he and the vehicle reeked of marijuana and note he had red, droopy, bloodshot eyes upon their arrival. Officers located a roach and a bag of “Gusher” edibles inside the vehicle. Bean struggled to stay away on the way to the hospital, during the blood draw, and on the way to booking.
Police charge Purdue College student Ian Rant with DUI in Nashville hotel parking lot
Metro Police responded to the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel Sunday afternoon when it was reported that two individuals were passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. Behind the wheel of the Volkswagen was 19-year-old Ian Rant, who says he came down to Nashville from Purdue University for the weekend. He had checked out of the hotel but stated he was sleeping in the car because he was too impaired to drive. Rant stated he drank ten shots of vodka and ate some marijuana edibles around 10 p.m. the night before. Police found a marijuana pen on his person, a bottle of vodka in a backpack, along with packages of marijuana edibles. He is charged with DUI and is free on pre-trial release. Metro Nashville Police confirmed Monday that neither Rant, 19, nor anyone else, was cited or charged for any of the other items, edibles, marijuana, open vodka, or other paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Brandon Floyd Bell had “20 beers” before fighting his friend at a gas station
32-year-old Georgia tourist Brandon Floyd Bell told police he had “20 beers” before fighting with his friend at the gas station at 3200 Clarksville Pike in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police arrived to observe a crowd of onlookers watching the altercation. Bell was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.