22-year-old Robert Mason, of New York, is charged with the assault of two Metro Nashville Police Officers, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and resisting arrest after employees flagged down police for assistance as he was being kicked out of Scoreboard Bar & Grill. Refusing to let officers call a friend to help him leave on his own, he clenched his fists, took a fighting stance, and screamed “THIS IS AMERICA!”. Officers tackled him as he began to resist arrest. He Grabbed Officer Joshua McGarvey’s ring finger while twisting and clenching it, which caused an injury to his finger and a hyperextended knee from the fight. He also caused scratch injuries to Officer Snyder from his fingernails.
Police say 26-year-old Trent Martin was on Broadway in downtown Nashville Saturday when he was crossing the street near 3rd Ave. As he passed by THP Trooper Andrew Simunic he turned and punched the officer square in the face with his fist and fled. He was charged with public intoxication and assault of an officer.