23-year-old Jordan Jennings is charged with assaulting security guard Phillip Young at Rippy’s Bar in downtown Nashville. The tourist was issued a citation for assault after being told he had to leave the location due to his behavior but eventually convincing staff to let him back inside to use the restroom. While he was in the restroom, bar staff was informing the rest of his party they also needed to leave the location. As Jennings came out of the restroom, he reportedly struck bouncer Phillip Young on his left shoulder, causing him to call a “code black” over the radio — alerting other bouncers to respond to the area. Young says Jordan swung at him as he was being escorted out once again, and after dodging the impact, he struck Jordan with a closed fist to Jordan’s right eyebrow, leaving a small laceration.
Metro Nashville Police responded to Rippy’s Honky Tonk on Broadway in downtown Nashville Friday night in response to 30-year-old Cruz Crisantos Cortez, who was kicked out of the bar due to being disorderly. As officers arrived, he attempted to re-enter the bar, being belligerent and causing a scene on the sidewalk. He was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct when he refused to cooperate with officers.
30-year-old tourist Michael McGhee now faces two assault charges after an altercation at Rippy’s in downtown Nashville this playoff weekend. Police say early Sunday morning bouncers at Rippy’s bar on Broadway flagged them down due to a fight at the venue. When officers arrived inside, McGhee was already detained by security. He had fallen asleep at the bar and was asked to leave, but instead decided to threaten Joseph Gillaspie and pushed him when Robert Silliman attempted to restrain McGhee, who kicked him in the face.
20-year-old Samuel “Harp” Lane from Mountain Lake, NJ, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail late Friday night after he destroyed the door to Rippy’s Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville.
The underage Bowdoin college student was inside the bar and heavily intoxicated according to witnesses when he cause a disturbance and was asked to leave. As he was exiting the bar he kicked the door with his foot, shattering it. Lane is charged with public intoxication and felony vandalism. He is free on a $4,000 bond.
27-year-old Oregon Tourist Brandon Bade was fighting with security outside of Rippy’s on Broadway in downtown Nashville on Christmas Eve as an onlooker flagged down police for assistance. Police Officer Christopher Cantrell says he used joint manipulation to subdue Bade, and once he was placed into handcuffs, appeared to be unconscious. The officer states he was going to let him go without charges, and called an ambulance to transport the unconscious man to the hospital, and uncuffed him so he could be loaded into the ambulance.
Moments later, Bade became conscious again and began to fight with the medics in the back of the ambulance, and attempted to bite one of them. Bade was re-cuffed and told he was under arrest. He then fought with the officer, who was now accompanying him on the ride to Metro General Hospital, and even landed a punch to the officer’s face, despite being cuffed. Bade was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. He is free on pre-trial release.
19-year-old Christian Clayton Ham, from Oklahoma, posted photos of him drinking at Nashville bars on social media this weekend, with his family. Late Saturday night, he was at Rippy’s on Broadway when venue security was attempting to get him to leave, but he didn’t want to go. He is charged with public intoxication and underage drinking.