31-year-old Porsha Leggs was jailed on April 18th on an outstanding warrant from November 2022 after allegedly threatening to kill her brother. Porsha and her brother Ellis Leggs lived together on Rosa Parks Boulevard. When Ellis got home from work, he was talking to his mother on the phone about how Porsha had recently been assaulted. She didn’t like that they were discussing her, so she started yelling and picked up a vase that they kept on the coffee table to ash their cigarettes in and tried to hit him with it.
Ellis was able to swat the vase before it hit him, causing the ashes to be scattered. He told police that’s when Porsha picked up a pink kitchen knife that was in the room and said, “You’re going to die today.” This put Ellis in fear of being stabbed, and he ran out of the backdoor. Chavez Lewis was a witness in the room when Porsha started yelling at Ellis, and he saw her try to hit him with the vase and threaten, “You’re going to die today,” but did not see her grab a knife. Porsha left the scene before officers arrived, and Ellis told them that she left with about $900 worth of his property.
Metro Nashville Police found a heavily intoxicated 39-year-old Nicole Lawrence at the scene of a reported call for trespassing at 1620 Rosa Parks Blvd on. Sunday. When asked if she knew where she was, she proclaimed she was at her home, which is in Hendersonville. Due to her extreme alcohol impairment, she was unable to be left alone and was transported to booking.
Metro Police responded to the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel Sunday afternoon when it was reported that two individuals were passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot. Behind the wheel of the Volkswagen was 19-year-old Ian Rant, who says he came down to Nashville from Purdue University for the weekend. He had checked out of the hotel but stated he was sleeping in the car because he was too impaired to drive. Rant stated he drank ten shots of vodka and ate some marijuana edibles around 10 p.m. the night before. Police found a marijuana pen on his person, a bottle of vodka in a backpack, along with packages of marijuana edibles. He is charged with DUI and is free on pre-trial release. Metro Nashville Police confirmed Monday that neither Rant, 19, nor anyone else, was cited or charged for any of the other items, edibles, marijuana, open vodka, or other paraphernalia in the vehicle.
28-year-old Ryan Taugher was driving a blue Mercedes in North Nashville Friday and parked at the Chipotle on Rosa L. Parks Blvd when police encountered the vehicle, parked partially in the striped handicapped area. Officers approached the car and Taugher stated he was waiting for his order. He admitted to drinking “3 or 4 mimosas” earlier, and police say he reeked of alcohol. He refused all testing and was transported to booking, charged with DUI.
#BREAKING: Metro Nashville Police formally issued Titans player Bud Dupree a citation charging him with assault of Walgreens employee Greg Butler. The charging document states “A group of subjects entered the store to shop. Some of the subjects got into a verbal argument with the victim. The subjects left, then re-entered the store with the defendant. The defendant then grabbed the victim and his phone. They then got into a physical altercation before the defendant left the location. Due to the victim being assaulted, the defendant is being charged with assault-fear of bodily injury.” Dupree will report for booking on the citation within three weeks.
42-year-old Lorenzo Barr was charged with DUI, implied consent, and contraband inside a penal system after police conducted a traffic stop because he ran a red light and nearly hit another driver.