26-year-old Shabazz Mallison is jailed in lieu of a $72,000 bond after police had two interactions with him Wednesday. Officers first encountered him at a South Nashville 7-Eleven when he threatened to fight and kill the clerk. He was released from the scene after the clerk chose to not press charges.
One hour later, police were called to his home where they encountered him armed with a handgun on the front porch, yelling for cops to “shoot me! shoot me!” while waving the gun around. He had threatened a roommate, Shameka Watson, and another woman with a gun while pointing the laser sight at them. During the argument he reportedly also threw a Yankee candle at her, leaving wax on her face, and she used a chicken pan on him in self-defense.
Mallison is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment/assault, and possession of a handgun under the influence.
26-year-old Jamal Nobrega, who is well known in the underground car racing scene across the U.S. & Mexico, took multiple mid-state agencies on a chase overnight, with speeds reaching over 170 mph. Metro Nashville Police initially observed the 2020 Chevrolet Camero on I-65 N bearing a non-legal license with just ‘LTX’ printed on the plate in red and white lettering. The passenger side of the car was distinct with vinyl lettering of “ITSJAMAL__” on the window. After being initially paced at 85 in a 70 mph zone a traffic stop was attempted, however, the driver fled at high rates of speed. MNPD AirOne and a THP helicopter picked up the pursuit, observing the vehicle ‘blacked out’ several times (turned off all lights) in an attempt to avoid being tracked. Eventually, the driver was taken into custody in Sumner County and transported back to Nashville. When asked why he eventually stopped the chase, Jamal Nobrega replied “because I ran out of gas”. After being charged with reckless driving and felony evading arrest, he was sent home on pre-trial release.
Metro Nashville Police say 25-year-old Taylor Jones admitted to firing a Taurus 9mm handgun while inside her bedroom, in the direction of her closet. The bullet went through her wall, and into her neighbor’s occupied apartment, passing through several walls from her bathroom, closet, and bedroom. While no one was injured, the neighbor was in fear of her life. Taylor Jones was charged with reckless endangerment of an occupied habitation and is free on a $50,000 bond.
19-year-old Austin Dubois is now charged with reckless endangerment, his actions resulting in the death of 19-year-old Mitchell Copeland in March. DuBois was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Tuesday on a warrant that alleges he told investigators “I was flying, I was going fast, way too fast, way too fucking fast” while driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO. He was traveling 60 in a 35 mph zone when he entered a curve in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. Dubois is free on a $5,000 bond.
Protestor Justin Jones (“Brother Jones”) was given two weeks to turn himself in on a Grand Jury Indictment, which charges him with two counts of reckless endangerment after he is seen on video repeatedly pushing a traffic cone into the cab of a vehicle, striking the person inside, and causing a danger to both the driver and the nearby public.
Jones claims this is a ‘false narrative’, and says he wasn’t violent. Here’s the video.
42-year-old Deshon Murphy was charged with two counts of felon in possession of a handgun, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and reckless endangerment after threatening to shoot someone who bumped into him at the grocery store.
21-year-old Marcus Rhodes was charged with reckless endangerment and domestic assault when he threw a juice at his ex-girlfriends car and it hit their one-year-old child in the head.
35-year-old Philip Restifo was charged with reckless endangerment after he was testing his AR-15 and accidentally fired into his neighbor’s apartment.
23-year-old Donta Holt was charged with reckless endangerment after firing off a round into the ground in front of him to intimidate someone into exiting his vehicle.
29-year-old Jessica Augustine was charged with DUI and reckless endangerment after she was found unconscious behind the wheel of a vehicle with her four-year-old child after it plowed through a fence and hit two parked cars