Metro Nashville Police were dispatched to Kid Rock’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville Sunday afternoon, and while they were taking another individual from another incident into custody, 45-year-old Joshua Lee Mier grabbed Officer Randall and began to interfere with the arrest. Determined to interject himself into the situation, Mier was also taken into custody due to his extreme level of intoxication and inability to care for himself in public.
A citizen noticed that 31-year-old Dawid Lacki had fallen and injured himself on 3rd Ave South in downtown Nashville Saturday and alerted a nearby officer. When approached, the man refused medical treatment and insisted he was fine, however, he appeared too intoxicated to be left on his own. He was deemed to be a hazard to himself and transported to booking.
Musician Sara Evans Barker filed for divorce from former football quarterback and radio personality Harry ‘Jay’ Jerome Barker in August of 2021, citing “irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct”. Jay was not participating in court proceedings, and Sara’s lawyer last month requested a Nashville Judge to enter a default judgment, granting the divorce according to the terms of their 2008 marriage agreement, which would leave both parties as they came to the marriage, with no additional monies or assets granted to either party upon divorce, and removing either party from any asset claims or distribution upon the death of either party if a divorce occurred.
On January 15th, Metro Nashville Police arrested Harry ‘Jay’ Jerome Barker, charging him with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after they say he got into his vehicle and drove in reverse at a high rate of speed in an attempt to ram a vehicle in which his estranged wife, Sara Evans, was a passenger.
Jessica Gonzales, a 27-year-old tourist from Houston, Texas, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail after she threw a drink on Officer Charles Wakefield when he asked her to leave the Redneck Riviera bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville.
The officer was attempting to get her off the property as management asked she be trespassed and was no longer welcome due to causing issues with other patrons. She was charged with disorderly conduct and is free on pre-trial release.
23-year-old Roberto Herrera is charged with sexual battery and is free on a $5,000 bond. Police say he came to the home of his ex-girlfriend and requested to come in and “watch a movie”, which she agreed to, but told him she had a new boyfriend, and nothing “sexual” could happen. At some point during the Netflix he decided to chill and laid his head in her lap, and pulled her closer to him when she attempted to get up. She told him she would call 911 if he didn’t stop, however, he then went to her bedroom and got into her bed, where she says he forcefully kissed her and rubbed her. Court records show she told him to leave, and he replied “I understand you don’t want meq, I will leave now”, and left the apartment. The victim says she felt unsafe, even after he left, and then called police.
A trio was charged in a brutal Broadway Brawl early Saturday morning in front of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, but none of them for the actual assault, just for being drunk and disorderly, despite Metro Nashville Police Officer Mark Miracle documenting he watched one of the trio, Eric Broersma, “stomp on the man’s head who was on the ground, then continue walking down Broadway”. Alandra Caruthers and Marshaun Payne were also arrested.
19-year-old Denise Hurd was charged with driving under the influence after she knocked over a light pole, ran over a metal sign on a sidewalk, and hit a parked car. She then refused police requests to take a field sobriety test or give a breath sample.