TDOC Correctional Officer Trespassed from Walmart for Theft

Michael Hatfield was found to be under-ringing merchandise at the self-checkout at Walmart on Monday, and this wasn’t the first time he had been observed doing so. While Monday’s incident was under the dollar limit for Walmart to prosecute for shoplifting, he was formally trespassed from the store by Ashland City PD. A tipster tells Scoop: Nashville that Hatfield may face actual theft charges once video of previous incidents is reviwed now that his identity is known. Got a tip of your own? Tell us here, via email: tips@scoopnashville.com, DM…

Felon Chloe Malek Risks 10 Year Prison Term by Using a Forged ABC Card to Serve Alcohol

Chloe Shahrzad Malek, who is already serving a suspended 10 YEAR TDOC Prison sentence on probation (community corrections) for felony drug charges, has risked it all by using a forged ABC Server card at her job. She’s had at least 3 prior community corrections violations, and one of the requirements for a valid ABC Card is no felony drugs charges of certain types. Here’s what happened: During a complaint investigation at Sam’s Sports Bar & Grill at the Cove located at 2001 Lakeshore Dr.  in Old Hickory, it was discovered…

Party In Prison V: Are 3rd Party (G4S) Guards Providing Phones? Meet Toshana Hamilton

In our 5th installment of the ‘Party In Prison’ investigation, we hope to provide some insight into how guards/correctional officers, who are not state of Tennessee employees, have direct access to inmates in TN State prisons, and have direct links to current inmates on social media – often even the first person that is ‘friended’ on brand new social media accounts when they are created on a newly acquired cell phone by an inmate. Let’s  look at an example, and you can decide if hiring 3rd party contractors to act…

Party In Prison IV: Friends in High Places – Guards as Friends on Social Media

When we received a tip about an inmate posting on social media from within prison, we had  no idea how far reaching the issue still was, especially after WSMV’s statewide investigation that began 4 years prior, and still continues. Today, we continue the series, with Part IV – Friends in High Places. While we expected to find inmates talking to each other on social media, and friends on those accounts, what we did not expect to find was state employees and Tennessee Department of Correction prison guards and third-party contractors…

Party in Prison III: Inmate Kortavious Carwell Issues Challenge with Two New Cell Phones

Hours after we published an article last week that included TDOC Inmate Kortavious Carwell’s cell phone and social media activity from behind prison walls, he was back on social media, with a brand new account, with TWO cell phones, a live stream from NWCX, and a link to an unexpected Facebook Friend – a G4S Guard/Correctional Officer, who is a 3rd Party Contractor used to help staff prisons. We’ll cover more on that link in Part IV of our investigation where we have uncovered multiple guards are friends with multiple…

Party in Prison II: TDOC Inmates with Cellphones, Drugs, Videos & Social Media

Part II of our Party in Prison series, we travel to another TDOC facility, located in Tiptonville. While we realize this is far outside our normal Nashville coverage, we can’t ignore the things we found. Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX) houses over 2300 of the states medium-security inmates, under Warden Mike Parris. Our initial investigation began as a tip of a East Nashville inmate who was posting from within prison, from there we were able to link to not only other inmates at Riverbend Prison in Nashville, but MGCC and NWCX,…

Micheal Puckett: Felon Handyman – Reformed OR Relapsed?

You probably remember our Neighborhood Watch story about Micheal Puckett, a handyman felon (violent, not some drug charge), trying to get odd jobs working in peoples homes after he got out of prison for shooting someone, despite total compliance while he was robbing them, he shot them anyways. In fact, over the past few weeks you’ve likely seen his horrible grammar on a post or two in your favorite East Nashville groups – along with his absolute horrible behavior. In fact it reminded us of something that Micheal wrote to…