Justin Smith punches father in head during argument

30-year-old Justin Smith had a domestic altercation with his father, Darren Smith, at their West Kirkland Avenue residence late June 13th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Darren, who stated that Justin had become a severe alcoholic and drank every day. Darren added that when Justin drinks, his aggression is at its worst. Then, Darren explained that he and Justin had a dispute, which escalated when Justin became irate and punched him in the head. Justin’s assault left a bloody knot on the left side of Darren’s head. Officers tried to wake Justin up to speak with him, but he was passed out on the couch, reeking of alcohol. When Justin eventually woke up, he refused to speak with officers, so they detained him. After being handcuffed, Justin told officers that he did not hit Darren. Later, Justin changed his story and admitted that he hit Darren with a stick but that Darren hit him first. Justin Smith was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for domestic assault on June 14th.

DUI: Silas Wagaman bangs head in police car, screams homophobic slurs at officers

22-year-old Silas Wagaman jumped in front of NFD personnel’s vehicle, trying to flag them down near Ellington Parkway North and the Briley Parkway overpass on June 12th. Medics alerted the authorities and advised them that they believed Wagaman was intoxicated. When officers arrived, they spoke with Wagaman, who stated he had pulled over on the side of the interstate. During their interaction, he exhibited signs of intoxication, so officers prompted him with sobriety tests. Wagaman consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. After being read implied consent, he refused to provide officers with a chemical sample. When police conducted an inventory search of his vehicle, they located a loaded Glock 43X, which Wagaman said he always carried when driving. Officers also located a 12-pack of Yuengling beer in the passenger seat. While inside the patrol car, Wagaman kicked and banged his head against the partition, yelled homophobic slurs at officers, and claimed his father was a District Attorney in Pennsylvania. Wagaman was taken into custody for possession of a handgun while under the influence, driving under the influence, and an implied consent violation.

DUI: Harold Whitacre resists arrest after hitting several objects on Gillock Street

34-year-old Harold Whitacre left the scene after crashing into several objects on Gillock Street early May 24th. A bystander observed this and alerted the authorities, advising that a driver, later identified as Whitacre, pulled into their Gillock Street residence and exited his vehicle. The caller left and then later returned. When officers arrived, they located Whitacre, who reeked of alcohol near the front porch, showing signs of intoxication as he denied being the involved driver several times. The vehicle was severely damaged, missing a bumper, emitting smoke, and leaking an unknown chemical, which made a trail to the scene. Then, officers attempted to detain him, during which Whitacre resisted until they could handcuff him. During a show-up, the caller positively identified Whitacre. After being read implied consent, he refused to provide a chemical sample. Whitacre was taken into custody for leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, and an implied consent violation.

DUI: Connor Baucom crashes into ditch near Main Event Parking

26-year-old Connor Baucom was involved in a car accident near Main Event Parking on James Robertson Parkway in the early hours of April 6th. Officers observed him in a ditch near the Exit 48 ramp. Officers approached Baucom and helped him out of his car, where they noticed a slight alcoholic odor on his person. This prompted officers to ask Baucom if he had anything to drink, which he denied. Baucom then consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and refused to provide a breath sample after being read implied consent. Baucom was taken into custody for driving under the influence and implied consent.

Abby Howland assaults sister, bites her several times during argument

24-year-old Abby Howland was involved in an altercation with her sister, Alisha Howland, at their Dellway Drive residence on March 22nd. Officers arrived at the mentioned location and made contact with Alisha. Alisha told officers she had an argument with Abby that led to a fight. Alisha went on to say that while they were fighting, Abby bit her several times and pulled her hair out. Officers observed scratch marks all over Alisha’s body and several bite marks that were bleeding.

Shortly after, officers contacted Abby, who stated that she only argued with Alisha because Alisha said she was “the glue that held their family together.” Abby also noted that Alisha hit her first and pulled her hair out as well. Officers observed that Abby had multiple bruises, scratches, and some clear indications of her hair being pulled out. During the investigation, officers spoke with a neighbor of the sisters, Morgan Lewis. He said the sister’s altercation woke him up, so he investigated. Lewis informed law enforcement that he saw Abby on top of Alisha fighting. Lewis advised that he didn’t know who started the fight. Officers could not determine a primary aggressor. Abby Howland and Alisha Howland were taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

Alisha Howland assaults sister, pulls her hair out during argument

27-year-old Alisha Howland was involved in an altercation with her sister, Abby Howland, at their Dellway Drive residence on March 22nd. Officers arrived at the mentioned location and made contact with Alisha. Alisha told officers she had an argument with Abby that led to a fight. Alisha went on to say that while they were fighting, Abby bit her several times and pulled her hair out. Officers observed scratch marks all over Alisha’s body and several bite marks that were bleeding.

Shortly after, officers contacted Abby, who stated that she only argued with Alisha because Alisha said she was “the glue that held their family together.” Abby also noted that Alisha hit her first and pulled her hair out as well. Officers observed that Abby had multiple bruises, scratches, and some clear indications of her hair being pulled out. During the investigation, officers spoke with a neighbor of the sisters, Morgan Lewis. He said the sister’s altercation woke him up, so he investigated. Lewis informed law enforcement that he saw Abby on top of Alisha fighting. Lewis advised that he didn’t know who started the fight. Officers could not determine a primary aggressor. Alisha Howland and Abby Howland were taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

DUI: Brittany Augustine has multiple drinks at Roy’s Tavern before crashing car

31-year-old Brittany Augustine had a single-vehicle accident on Gallatin Pike near Henry James Bar on March 2nd. When officers arrived, they spoke with Augustine, who advised them she had too much to drink at Roy’s Tavern. Augustine reeked of alcohol as she consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Officers informed Augustine about implied consent, and she agreed to provide a blood sample. Augustine stated she had two shots of Rum, one beer, and “a few others.” Augustine was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

Richard Holder accidentally assaults ex-wife with door during argument

40-year-old Richard Holder had an altercation with his ex-wife, Ginger Holder, at their shared residence on December 22nd. Ginger advised officers that after an argument, she went to the restroom for some alone time when Richard tried to follow her inside. This resulted in a struggle over the door, causing it to swing open and hit her hand. She closed the door and tried to call the police while he kept trying to enter the restroom. When officers spoke with Richard, he admitted to trying to enter the bathroom and unintentionally hurting her hand with the door. They observed a small abrasion bleeding on Ginger’s hand and placed him into custody for domestic assault.

Jovante Robinson charged in assault of girlfriend over phone

38-year-old Jovante Robinson was charged with domestic assault after police spoke to his ex-girlfriend at 7th St on August 19th. The victim, Dannielle Young, told police that she and Robinson were in a relationship, which she ended earlier that day. She said Robinson lives with his mother two doors down, and they argued about her phone. Robinson allegedly became agitated and demanded that she open her phone. When she refused, things turned physical; he grabbed the phone, both fell to the ground, and she says he hit her in the face several times and attempted to strangle her. The victim told police that Robinson struck her lip and face during this confrontation, causing her lip to bleed. She also stated that she broke free from his grip during the altercation and told him to leave. As he was leaving, he paused and grabbed her shirt to pull her outside. Young resisted and told him that she did not want to leave with him but said that she would let him look at her phone if he left. Robinson left the residence, and she then locked the door behind him until police arrived.

Cristian Robelto charged with stalking estranged wife

32-year-old Cristian Robelto was found in a parking lot by police after his estranged wife and another man called them on August 10th. Elizabeth Maffiold, Cristian’s estranged wife, told police that she told Cristian that she did not want any contact with him. But, she said, Cristian keeps showing up to her place of work, and there is a report of him being there on August 6th. Elizabeth said that she and another witness saw Cristian in his car in the parking lot near them that day, so she called the cops. He was placed under arrest for stalking.