DUI: Mitchell Carter crashes Mustang on I-40 East after drinking “medium amount” of whiskey

27-year-old musician Mitchell “Mitch” Carter crashed his green 2013 Ford Mustang into a metal guardrail on I-40 East near Exit 215A on April 6th. Upon arrival, officers observed the damaged Mustang running with the keys in the ignition while Carter was on a stretcher being loaded into the back of an ambulance. Jeshon Amory, a witness, stated when he approached Carter, he was passed out behind the wheel in the driver’s seat. Officers questioned Carter about the incident, and he said that he “drove to the wrong spot.” Then, when they asked him to clarify, he told them he did not remember. Officers smelled alcohol emitting from Carter’s body as he admitted to drinking a “medium amount.” He further explained he had three shots of whiskey at Whiskey Row. Carter was transported to Summit Hospital for medical treatment, where he agreed to provide a blood sample after being informed of implied consent. Once he was Mirandized, he refused to answer any more questions. He was then released from Summit and transported to Nashville General Hospital for a blood draw. After being cleared, Carter was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

DUI: Brandon Cato found stumbling around car, tells officers “Yes, I drank a buzz ball”

24-year-old Brandon Cato was involved in a car accident on April 5th. When officers arrived, they observed Cato stumbling around his vehicle. They asked Cato if he had anything to drink, and he replied, “Yes, I drank a buzz ball.” When officers asked for his driver’s license, he handed over his vape, stating, “I put my license in my vape.” Cato then gave officers his debit card and said, “here’s my license.” Eventually, Cato handed over the proper credentials after several attempts to search for them. Cato consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Cato also agreed to a breath test and scored a .147% BAC. Brandon Cato was taken into custody and charged with driving under the influence.

Shawn Murray jailed after sliding, fleeing police at Night Riderz street takeover

24-year-old Shawn Maurice Murray was taken into custody for evading arrest with a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment on March 21st. The Street Racer Investigation identified Murray as a prolific slider and a member of the takeover groups throughout Davidson County. Murray attended a Night Riderz street takeover event and conducted reckless driving behaviors at the intersection of Bell Road and Murfreesboro Pike on August 6th, 2023, observed by an MNPD aviation unit. Officers responded and tried to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Still, he fled and was followed by an aviation unit, during which he drove in a dangerous, reckless manner, creating the risk of death or severe injury. He eventually ditched his vehicle in front of his Walton Lane residence and ran into his house to hide from law enforcement. They collected his vehicle after he abandoned it, and a warrant was issued for his arrest on November 20th, 2023. An investigation revealed that Murray admitted to fleeing from MNPD and attempted to cover up his Evading Arrest by Motor Vehicle offense with Marcus Magee. Murray was booked on the outstanding warrant on March 21st.

Jeremy Anderson caught with cocaine, loaded gun while driving stolen Chevy Colorado

33-year-old Jeremy Lincoln Anderson was sitting in the front passenger seat of a stolen, white 2005 Chevy Colorado at the Parliament Place Apartments on Glastonbury Road early on March 20th. Officers observed that the Chevrolet had a temporary white tag covering a blue plate, which they knew concealed the vehicle’s registration; they approached it, located Anderson, and took photos of the VIN through the windshield. Officers noticed a black crossbody-style bag next to him and asked if there were any guns, to which he said there wasn’t. Officers then ran the VIN and discovered that the Chevy was reported stolen by Dustin Perrigo on March 13th in Davidson County. When they reapproached the vehicle, Anderson was outside, leaning into the passenger window. Officers told Anderson to come to the truck’s rear and sit on the tailgate. Officers then searched the Chevy and located a polymer 80 semi-automatic handgun under the front passenger seat. The gun had no serial number, was assembled with various parts, and was loaded with one round in the chamber with an additional 28 rounds in an extended magazine. Officers learned Anderson had previously been convicted of robbery, multiple counts of aggravated assault, and drug possession in Weakley County, TN, as well as two schedule VI drug charges in Knox County. Anderson was detained and searched, where officers found a straw with a folded piece of paper with residue. Anderson was then Mirandized, under Miranda, Anderson told officers that the gun was not his and that he had been picked up in the Chevy. Anderson added that he did not know the driver’s name but had “seen him around.” Anderson added that he did not call him for the ride and did not know that the car was stolen or that the gun was in there. Officers lifted prints from the rearview mirror and turned them in. They discovered additional straws in a black bag in the pickup truck, as well as a plastic bag with .2 grams of cocaine in his pants pocket. Anderson was taken into custody for joyriding, simple possession, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and being a felon in possession of a handgun.

Deandrecus Ford caught driving stolen Audi A5 without a license

31-year-old Deandrecus Ford was jailed on February 19th when officers observed an Audi A5 with no tags driving on Glastonbury Road toward Massman Drive. Officers initiated a traffic stop, and Ford could not provide a registration. It was also discovered that Mr. Ford was driving on a suspended license. Officers ran the vehicle’s VIN and determined the car was stolen out of Memphis on February 17th. Ford was taken into custody and said he purchased the car from a friend for $900. A search of the vehicle yielded one marijuana bud and a digital scale. Officers also located an open bottle of Jack Daniels in the car. Ford admitted to knowing it was there from the day before. In the trunk of the vehicle, officers located signs for “Shelandra Ford” for office in Shelby County. Mr. Ford told officers that it was his mother. When officers called the unnamed victim, they accurately described Mr. Ford as the thief. The victim said he gave Mr. Ford a ride and stepped out of the vehicle to run something inside. When he came back out, the car was gone. The 2010 Audi A5 is valued at approximately $5,482. Mr. Ford has an extensive criminal history in Shelby County, including two robberies, two attempts at identity theft, burglary, theft, and multiple drug charges. Ford was taken into custody on February 19th for theft of a vehicle, drug paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license.

Rainee Gregg blows 0.295% BAC after Briley Parkway crash

29-year-old Rainee Gregg had a single-car accident where she collided with a concrete guardrail near Briley Parkway and Kenton Place in the early hours of January 22nd. Gregg was sitting in the driver’s seat when the officers arrived. They opened the door and noticed several open Budweiser cans on the driver’s side floorboard. Gregg was unsteady as she walked away from the vehicle with a minor scratch on her head but refused medical attention. Officers observed her to be visibly intoxicated as she admitted to drinking three cocktails at a company party. She consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, refused to do another test, and told them that this would be the time that she called an Uber. They detained her, and read her implied consent, then she agreed to provide a breath sample, which resulted in 0.295% BAC. She further explained that she was coming from Jasper’s and had consumed 3-4 tequila sodas at a post-holiday company party. Gregg was taken into custody for an open container violation and driving under the influence.

Solecia Byrd grabs sister by hair, hits her multiple times in head during argument

32-year-old Solecia Byrd had a scuffle with her sister, Roneka Byrd, at an apartment complex on Lebanon Pike in the early hours of October 27th. Roneka advised officers that she let her sister stay at her apartment because Solecia’s lights were not working. She was watching her friend’s children, and Solecia began to yell at them to quiet down because she was trying to sleep. Roneka told her she did not like how she was handling the kids and to leave if it was going to be an issue. Solecia told her to make her leave, sparking an argument, then she grabbed Roneka by her hair and began to strike her repeatedly in the head and spit on her. Officers observed a small cut and dried-up blood in Roneka’s ear. Roneka did not wish to prosecute. However, officers chose to prosecute on Roneka’s behalf. Solecia was taken into custody for domestic assault on December 18th.

Wesley Hulsey strangles girlfriend, hides from police at Taco Bell

21-year-old Welsey Hulsey was jailed early Tuesday morning when he assaulted his girlfriend on Millwood Drive. Abigail Wood advised that she told Hulsey she was done with him, and he had to leave. This upset Hulsey, so he came up behind her, wrapped his left arm completely around her neck, and strangled her until she passed out. She woke up to find Hulsey pointing a knife at her and stating that he was not going to leave. Officers observed strained blood vessels in Abigail’s neck and noted her raspy voice. She advised that she had difficulty speaking and heard ringing in her ears. Hulsey had already left the scene before police arrival, but he was found at the Taco Bell on Murfreesboro Pike, where he stated that he did not touch Abigail. Hulsey was then placed into custody and transported to booking.

Devin Orr jailed after violating an order of protection “trying to fix things”

21-year-old Devin Orr was invited by his ex, Ta’nia Mitchell, to her house to “fix things” on August 29th. Police arrived at the residence on Bell Rd after an altercation and found that Ta’nia took out a protection order against Devin earlier in the month, on August 9th. Devin told police that he was served the protection order on August 11th and was contacted by DCSO regarding the specifics of the order. Ta’nia showed officers text messages where she invited him over, where he arrived and violated the protection order.

Cathryn Thomas recorded herself smashing her ex-husband’s video gaming monitors

41-year-old Cathryn Thomas was jailed Thursday after reportedly smashing her ex-husband’s gaming monitors with a hammer. She has possession of the monitors in her vehicle as she was assisting in his move out of the home. Police responded to the scene, where Collin Thomas showed officers video footage of the vandalism, which his ex-wife had recorded her actions and messaged them to him. She obliterated two Predator gaming monitors and a 17” InZone gaming monitor.