Metro Nashville Police say 39-year-old Leon Lewis III walked out of the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Hermitage with a small black dog on a leash and into a ditch, pulled a revolver, and shot the dog. A witness observed the small dog’s tail still wagging while he bled to death from the mouth. Lewis stated “I should’ve just let the dog go” as he was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, felon in possession of a weapon, and aggravated reckless endangerment. He is jailed in lieu of an $80,000 bond.
26-year-old Luke Countryman was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Sunday morning after police encountered him arguing and cursing at his girlfriend, causing a drunken disturbance on Broadway in downtown Nashville. Police attempted to end the disturbance by getting each party to go their separate ways, with his girlfriend getting in a cab.
Countryman refused and continued to be a disturbance and was drunkenly stumbling near the road. He was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
On 01/08/2022 at 2128 hours the defendant, Taylor Murray, was observed on 2nd Av S near Broadway. The defendant was seated slumped over on the sidewalk when officers approached her to see why she was on the ground. Officers detected the strong odor of alcohol expelling from the defendant’s breath when she spoke. The defendant was unsteady on her feet, had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and was unable to care for herself. Due to the defendant’s high level of intoxication, it was determined she was a danger to herself and others.
Taylor was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
29-year-old Carlos Blas-Morales is charged with the Thanksgiving aggravated assault with a deadly weapon of his roommate after the pair argued over dirty dishes on the stove just before 10 a.m. A witness says Blas-Morales grabbed a pair of scissors, which escalated the verbal argument. He reportedly approached his roommate while holding the scissors in a threatening and pointing manner saying “we can do whatever you want”. Blas-Morales remains jailed in lieu of a $3,000 bond.
Nicholas Calden, 30, remains jailed today, arrested on charges of waving a stolen gun in the air on Nolensville Pike near Paragon Mills last week.
Shots Fired! Chasity Hails Ortgiesen remains in jail this morning in lieu of a $17,500 bond, after she held her husband at gunpoint Saturday night, refusing to let him leave, and when he did escape she fired shots at him, striking vehicle. She told police “I’m a good shot, I just wanted to freak him out!”.