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.

Franklin Neal high on crystal meth, passes out behind Wingstop on Old Hickory Boulevard

39-year-old Franklin Neal was found passed out behind Wingstop on Old Hickory Boulevard late April 20th. Upon arrival, officers located Neal and noticed he kept dozing off, showing signs of impairment, so they deemed him a danger to himself and others. When they stood him up, they saw a small baggie of crystal meth underneath him. Neal was then taken into custody for simple possession and public intoxication.

Dierra McDougal tells officers she stole drugs to sell them #TalksTooMuch

23-year-old Dierra McDougal was with her boyfriend, who put a gun to an unidentified female’s head near Cross Timbers Drive and Stacey Drive on the afternoon of April 20th. A third party called regarding the incident. Officers arrived and conducted a frisk for a deadly weapon, where they found ammunition and an unmarked bottle containing several pills, later identified as Xanax bars, in the boyfriend’s jacket. Later in the investigation, McDougal admitted to stealing the drugs from “a woman in a house,” adding that she wanted to look up the pills so she could see what they were, to make money off them. She told the officers that the jacket her boyfriend wore was hers, so they detained her, and she was taken into custody for possession of Schedule IV with intent to sell.

Jamarcus Johnson caught with 66 grams of marijuana during altercation with rideshare driver

19-year-old Jamarcus Johnson was with Malachi Russel and multiple individuals with guns, instructing a rideshare driver to take them to various locations in the early hours of March 24th. The driver alerted the authorities, and they were dispatched to Hamilton Crossings near A Harris Dental, where they located the vehicle and conducted a felony stop. Everyone in the car was detained, and during a frisk for weapons, officers located a tan P80 9mm Pistol and over two ounces of marijuana, 66.7 grams. The marijuana was packaged separately in one large container and other small ones, which were in a camouflage backpack in the third row of the vehicle, where Johnson was sitting. Everyone inside the car was Mirandized, during which none of them claimed ownership of the bag and stated they did not know whose it was. Further investigation revealed that the pistol had its serial number removed and that Johnson had an arrest warrant from Smyrna County, TN, for an unrelated charge. Johnson was then taken into custody for possession with intent of a schedule VI drug and the alteration of identification numbers.

18-Year-Old Keiveon Kelly caught smoking marijuana in friend’s Camaro at TSU

18-year-old Keiveon Kelly sat in the passenger seat of Andrayvin Stewart’s black Camaro, smoking marijuana in the Boyd Hall parking at Tennessee State University on the afternoon of February 13th. Officers observed this, initiated a traffic stop, and as they walked up to the car, which reeked of marijuana, they observed Kelly holding the blunt. Officers asked the men what they were doing, and they both stated they were smoking a blunt. Stewart consented to a search of his Camaro, where officers found 92 grams of marijuana, a half-burned blunt, a Glock holster, an open box of clear plastic baggies, and three black bookbags. Neither of the men claimed ownership of the items found in the search. Officers searched Stewart and found $2,860 in $20-dollar-bills in his pockets. Officers then asked Stewart if he had a gun, and he replied, “I have a Glock 9 under my bed,” which they could not locate. During the search, Stewart and Kelly seemed nervous, pacing back and forth until Kelly suddenly grabbed a black bookbag on top of the Camaro and ran off. While Kelly ran away, a large bag of marijuana and a pair of tennis shoes fell out of the backpack. Kelly refused to stop when officers ordered him to. Kelly and Stewart were taken into custody for felony possession on March 13th.

Andtrayvin Stewart caught with 92 grams of marijuana in his Camaro at TSU

20-year-old Andtrayvin Stewart and his passenger, Keivein Kelly, were sitting in his black Camaro, smoking marijuana in the Boyd Hall parking at Tennessee State University on the afternoon of February 13th. Officers observed this, initiated a traffic stop, and as they walked up to the car, which reeked of marijuana, they observed Kelly holding the blunt. Officers asked the men what they were doing, and they both stated they were smoking a blunt. Stewart consented to a search of his Camaro, where officers found 92 grams of marijuana, a half-burned blunt, a Glock holster, an open box of clear plastic baggies, and three black bookbags. Neither of the men claimed ownership of the items found in the search. Officers searched Stewart and found $2,860 in $20-dollar-bills in his pockets. Officers then asked Stewart if he had a gun, and he replied, “I have a Glock 9 under my bed,” which they could not locate. During the search, Stewart and Kelly seemed nervous, pacing back and forth until Kelly suddenly grabbed a black bookbag on top of the Camaro and ran off. While Kelly ran away, a large bag of marijuana and a pair of tennis shoes fell out of the backpack. Kelly refused to stop when officers ordered him to. Stewart was taken into custody for felony possession on March 13th.

Chevaya Gordon caught crushing up cocaine

37-year-old Chevaya Gordon was caught crushing up a white powdery substance in his silver Ford SUV at 3rd Avenue South on March 9th. When Gordon noticed officers approaching him, he dimmed the lights and rolled up the windows. When officers made contact with him, they demanded that he and the passenger step out. Gordon stepped out and dropped the white powder on the asphalt before he could be checked. The substance was collected from the ground and tested positive for one gram of cocaine. Officers proceeded to conduct a probable cause search for the car, which yielded drug paraphernalia as well.

Joshua Johnson caught with cocaine, tells police it helps “clear his nose.”

31-year-old Joshua Johnson was found inside a silver Ford SUV at 3rd Avenue South on March 9th. Officers observed the driver of the SUV crushing up a white powdery substance, so both he and Johnson were told to exit the vehicle. Officers conducted a probable cause search of the car and located a brown wooden box containing 10.8 grams of cocaine. Once Johnson was Mirandized, he admitted to owning the box but denied that there was any powder inside. While officers were further investigating, Johnson stated that the powder was “crushed ibuprofen” that he uses to help “clear his nose.” Multiple other drug instruments were located inside the brown wooden box, including a pipe and a digital scale. Joshua Johnson was charged with possession with intent and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and taken into custody on March 10th.

Katiria Maldonado-Davila caught at Nashville International Airport with 47 pounds of marijuana

38-year-old Katiria Maldonado-Davila was taken into custody for felony possession on March 4th. Nashville International Airport Police investigated an inbound Southwest flight from San Jose, California. Officers deployed their narcotics detection K-9 unit, Peggy, which gave a positive indication to two bags displaying “Kati Maldonado.” Officers approached Maldonado as she walked down C concourse, asking if she was Katiria Maldonado-Davila, which she denied. Officers asked again after explaining why they approached her. Maldonado then provided her Pennsylvania Driver’s License, confirming her identity. Officers explained that their K-9 unit, Peggy, was alerted to her bags, so they asked to search them, but she refused. Officers then obtained a search warrant for the two pieces of luggage. Officers located ten vacuum-sealed bundles of marijuana weighing around 25 pounds in her USTRAVELER suitcase. In addition, officers found nine vacuum-sealed bundles of marijuana weighing about 22 pounds in her SAMSONITE suitcase. The marijuana found in both suitcases totaled to approximately 47 pounds or 21,318.8 grams.

Imari Claybrooks caught with 192.3 grams of marijuana in her car

21-year-old Imari Claybrooks failed to stop completely before turning right at the red light on 7th Avenue South and Lafayette Street on the afternoon of February 26th. Claybrooks pulled over to the Nashville Rescue Mission parking lot, and as officers approached her car, they noticed it reeked of marijuana. Officers then asked Claybrooks to exit the vehicle so they could search it. During the search, officers located a Kroger bag with a total of 192.3 grams of marijuana split into 16 small bags that were all labeled with different sales prices. Under Miranda, Claybrooks told them she was using the marijuana to make edibles and handed them a small bag of marijuana that she had in her bra. Claybrooks was taken into custody for felony possession of Schedule IV with intent.