Keith Caldwell Jr. attacks baby-momma after scrolling through her Facebook messages

28-year-old Keith Bernard Caldwell Jr. had an altercation with the mother of his child, Ciauna Washington, on the afternoon of May 7th. Washington called officers to a Safe Harbor Drive residence, advising them that Caldwell Jr. wanted to play a game on her phone, so he grabbed her phone. Caldwell Jr. then scrolled through her Facebook messages before throwing her phone onto the ground. Then, he confronted Washington, punched her in the face repeatedly, and wrapped his arm around her neck. Caldwell Jr proceeded to strangle her, hindering her breathing until he released her. Washington said when she exited the apartment, Caldwell Jr. grabbed her and threw her into a wooden fence. Officers noticed she had visible injuries from the incident, so they called an ambulance to check on her well-being. Then, medics transported her to Skyline Hospital. A warrant was issued for Caldwell Jr.’s arrest.

On May 27th, patrolling officers observed a black Lincoln sedan traveling on Donelson Pike with a tinted windshield and darker-than-legal tinted windows. When officers got closer to the Lincoln, they noticed a dark-tinted license cover obstructing the view of the license plate. Officers initiated a traffic stop near the I-40 East entrance ramp. While approaching, officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana and spoke with the driver, Caldwell Jr. Officers later discovered Caldwell Jr. had a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant. He consented to a search of his vehicle, during which officers located 31 grams of marijuana next to an empty vacuum-sealed bag, 13 grams of methamphetamine and fentanyl divided into three smaller amounts, as well as a digital scale under the driver’s seat. Caldwell Jr. was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance with intent, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of Fentanyl, felony possession of marijuana, and aggravated assault.

Dawaun Ransom busted with ‘purp,’ crystal meth, and a handgun

32-year-old Dawaun Ransom was jailed on March 31st after he was seen making a hand-to-hand drug transaction out of his red dodge challenger around Stewarts Ferry Pike. Ransom made two right turns without signaling, and a traffic stop was made in the Bell Road parking lot. When police asked him if there were any drugs or firearms in the vehicle, he told them that he smoked weed and there were roaches in a cup in the center console area. Ransom was detained, and the vehicle search yielded 30 grams of “purp” (purple fentanyl/ heroin) wrapped in 1 gram aluminum foil packages for resale, 5.6 grams of meth, one scale, and 1 Taurus G3 9mm handgun.