Officers responded to a vehicle with front-end damage and a flat tire parked on 2nd Ave in the middle of downtown just after 3 p.m. Friday. Behind the wheel was 24-year-old Nicholas Willhoite, who told police he had just gone inside to use the restroom and when he came out, someone had crashed into his vehicle. Willhoite reeked of alcohol and was visibly intoxicated. A security guard observed that Willhoite parked the vehicle and got in and out several times before the police arrived, but the damage was already done to the vehicle when it parked it in the roadway. Willhoite eventually admitted to drinking a vodka/Redbull an hour prior to driving. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and later blew a 0.155% BAC on a breathalyzer.
Tourist Joe Meehan deemed too drunk for downtown Nashville
27-year-old Joe Meehan was jailed after being so drunk on Broadway that when officers told him to throw his beer away, he poured it out and threw the can on the ground in front of them. Officers were flagged down by bouncers at Jason Aldean’s Bar after Meehan refused to leave. When the officers arrived on the scene, Meehan walked outside the bar but would not leave the area. He smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, and was unsteady on his feet. He was too drunk to tell officers if he was with anyone or where he was staying. Meehan was holding an open beer while he was speaking with officers outside of the bar. When the police told him he needed to throw it away. He emptied it and threw the can on the ground. He was then taken into custody.
Ohio tourist Stacey Garman — drunk and disorderly in downtown Nashville
Metro Nashville Police say 51-year-old Stacey Camron Garman was drunkenly beating on the cars of strangers during his trip to Nashville from Ohio. Officers arrived at the scene and located Garman sitting on a nearby bench, bleeding from his head. He was obviously intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was unable to locate his cell phone to call for a ride, and his wife, Lena Garman, was unable to be reached. After he was unable to tell officers which hotel he was staying at, Garman was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
Ohio’s Thomas Gattuso assaults downtown Hilton employees with glass plate & metal spatula
Armed with a glass dinner plate and a metal spatula, 21-year-old Thomas Gattuso walked into the kitchen of the Hilton Hotel in downtown Nashville as the staff was wrapping up for the night and attempted to start a fight that even Gordon Ramsay would be impressed by. Gattuso entered the hotel, where he was not a guest, and became aggressive with the kitchen staff. As one of them called security, Gattuso threw his glass dinner plate and struck one of the employees in the back of the head. The employee had to be transported to the hospital due to his injuries. He then used the metal spatula to attempt to make contact with another employee’s head. Hotel security detained Gattuso until police arrived, and described him as “out of it” and “very intoxicated.”
Tourist Cody Allen Stout wouldn’t stop asking strangers for drugs in downtown bar #GotDrugs?
28-year-old Cody Allen Stout, who visited Nashville from Ohio this weekend, was determined to find more than alcohol when he visited Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar early Saturday evening around dinner time. Security at the location says he annoyed both staff and other patrons while attempting to purchase drugs, asking everyone if they had any drugs available to sell him. He refused to leave when asked, and Metro Nashville Police took him into custody for criminal trespass.
Anthony Jordan Nihoff charged in assault of bouncer at Nashville Underground
Metro Nashville Police working the Entertainment District Initiative on Broadway in downtown Nashville Sunday responded to a fight-in-progress call at Nashville Underground. Michael Holley, a bouncer at the venue, says he kicked 22-year-old tourist Anthony Jordan Nihoff out of the bar, and the two were arguing when Nihoff struck him.
Ohio’s Chester McFadden charged after spitting on people at WKND Hang Suite, causing a scene
Metro Nashville Police were dispatched to WKND Hang Suite late Saturday night after security at the Church Street venue detained 28-year-old Chester McFadden, who was reportedly extremely intoxicated, belligerent, and spitting on people in line. Bouncers had asked McFadden to leave the property at least five times, and once he eventually left, he returned a short time later and attempted to make re-entry, causing a scene with those in line, spitting on some of the patrons. McFadden made threats to both the bouncers and officers during their interactions. Officers were unable to locate any friends or family to take care of the Ohio man, so he was transported to booking.
Louis Simonyi charged after shattering glass door on Belcourt Ave
23-year-old Louie Simonyi was found in the entrance to the parking garage of 2111 Belcourt Ave just after 8 a.m. Sunday with dried blood, scratch marks, and cuts on his face, chest, arms, and hands. There was also a glass door from the building into the parking garage which was shattered. He told police he had an argument with his girlfriend, who was not present, and it was “all a misunderstanding”. He claimed the injuries were from a mosh it from a concert the night prior. With so many different stories, security footage was reviewed and it showed at 5:05 a.m. Simonyi appears at the scene and forces the glass door open by yanking on the handle and slamming it against a railing then breaking off the handle and using it to shatter the door.
Ohio Man charged with assault of bouncers at Rippy’s Bar — Michael McGhee
30-year-old tourist Michael McGhee now faces two assault charges after an altercation at Rippy’s in downtown Nashville this playoff weekend. Police say early Sunday morning bouncers at Rippy’s bar on Broadway flagged them down due to a fight at the venue. When officers arrived inside, McGhee was already detained by security. He had fallen asleep at the bar and was asked to leave, but instead decided to threaten Joseph Gillaspie and pushed him when Robert Silliman attempted to restrain McGhee, who kicked him in the face.
Ohio Tourist flashes other guests inside downtown hotel elevator — Michael Davidson
45-year-old Michael Davidson, who is visiting from Mason, OH, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Wednesday after he was found riding the elevator at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Nashville Downtown/The Gulch while exposing his genitals to other guests and employees for the purpose of sexual gratification, according to police. Davidson is charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication and is free on pre-trial release.