19-year-old Juan Jose Mendoza Soriano was jailed on June 24th after police saw him driving a white Buick SUV aggressively on Bell Road. He was observed crossing the double yellow lines and speeding to pass cars. Police then saw him run a red light and continue to travel to the wrong side of the road to pass other vehicles. Police activated their lights and sirens and attempted to pull him over, but he continued to speed off, trying to reach the vehicle’s maximum speed. Another officer deployed spikes, but Mendoza avoided the spikes and turned his lights off to black out his SUV. He then entered an apartment complex and bailed on foot. He was found in the wood lines and was taken into custody. He later told police that he ran from them due to adrenalin. Police found multiple open containers in his vehicle, and he blew a .043% BAC on a breathalyzer.
29-year-old Sophia Kelley was booked this week after police say she keyed her roommate’s Mercedes-Benz. Police spoke with Britney Moya, who said that on April 28th, she returned to her home on Lincoya Bay Drive and saw Kelley there. Kelley was Moya’s roommate who was given notice to move out of the house by then. Moya went upstairs to her room and heard Kelley leave the house about 20-30 minutes later. When Moya left the house about an hour later to get her car washed, she saw deep key marks down the entire length of the car. Police spoke with the neighbor, who said she saw Kelley outside packing her car up, noticed the car was keyed, and even texted her boyfriend about what she saw. The witness showed officers the time-stamped message to her boyfriend. Kelley drove off only minutes before Moya came outside. The timeline of events gave officers probable cause that Kelley committed the felony vandalism. The damage to the vehicle is clearly greater than $2,500, according to police.
20-year-old Jermarion Brown faces a cornucopia of charges as he remains jailed in lieu of an $84,000 bond Monday. He was found hiding in the shower of a hotel bathroom Saturday morning, a room also occupied by two of his male friends. Police say they had noticed Brown driving a blue Dodge Charger 392 throughout the evening recklessly driving on Murfreesboro Pike. Hours later, they again located the car as it was in line to turn into a nightclub on the same road. As officers approached the car, which had no tag displayed, Brown placed the charger in reverse. Officers screamed “Don’t do it!” but that didn’t stop Brown from fleeing backward, going the wrong way on Murfreesboro Pike., nearly ramming a patrol car. He then drove through a grassy ditch as he lost control but eventually fled along Kermit Drive.
Officers did not pursue him but instead waited for him at a nearby hotel where the car had been seen earlier. Officers found the car, covered in fresh grass, parked at the hotel, and security directed them to the room, already knowing who they were searching for. Two friends answered the door and stated they were the only ones in the room. After a bit of back-and-forth, they finally admitted Brown was hiding in the shower. Brown said he ran because he “was scared,” but later said, “That was my car, but I wasn’t driving,” when they explained they had documented his reckless driving at five different scenes, including Airport Center Drive, where illegal car side shows were being held, along with street/intersection takeovers.
21-year-old Jesus Morales Mejia told police he drank “a f*/k ton” of beers before crashing his vehicle onto its roof on Glenrose Ave Monday afternoon. He initially limped away from the scene, according to witnesses, and police encountered him a short distance away to check on his welfare. He stated he wasn’t sure why he crashed but told officers he drank “a f*-k ton” of beers before driving. When asked to clarify that, he further stated, “20 Modelo beers.” He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI.
Police say 38-year-old Lucas Sosa was drag racing his blue 2013 Ford F-150 against another pickup truck on Antioch Pike on June 18th, but the observing officer was too far back in traffic to conduct a traffic stop initially. Both trucks were caught by a red light traffic signal a short time later, and the officer was able to catch up and observed them drag racing a second time. The other vehicle slowed down and ceased racing; however, Sosa continued speeding through traffic and weaving around other vehicles until he was stopped.
Brandon Ashley Dickerson says his girlfriend, 28-year-old Courtney Garrett, threatened to kill him as she struck him in the head at a Wallace Road Motel on June 28th. He says the two were in a verbal argument over “rumors” she had heard about him, which quickly escalated as she began punching him in the face. She then threw his phone, shattering the screen. A warrant was issued for her arrest when police arrived, and she was booked into custody Thursday.
Metro Nashville Police encountered 38-year-old Manual Alberto Garcia at a Mapco on Murfreesboro Pike, where he was parked at a gas pump. As Garcia attempted to exit his vehicle while stumbling, officers observed multiple open containers of Michelob Ultra in the cup holders, including a freshly opened cold beer. On the floorboard of his vehicle, there were over 50 empty bottles of beer. He stated he had consumed 6 beers at that point in the evening.
23-year-old Ryan Durocher told police he had 2 beers, 6 Percocet, and 7 Xanax, in the hours prior to crashing his 2002 Chevy Blazer. He consented to field sobriety tests and performed poorly according to the arresting officer. He was transported to Metro General for a blood draw and then booked into custody, charged with DUI.
NEW DETAILS: 25-year-old Adarius Frazier, 31-year-old Ralphael Turner, and an unknown third person, held a resident at gunpoint as he arrived home from the 3000 Bar in downtown Nashville and demanded access to the apartment. Once inside, all three residents, Anthony Holmes, Capria Holmes, and Francesca Clark, were zip-tied and placed on the floor of a bedroom closet. The invaders also knocked out the front teeth of Mr. Holmes. As officers were putting on heavy armor outside, the suspects fled in a resident’s vehicle… police eventually caught 2 of them on Lischey Ave. as they dumped an AR Rifle, a Keltec pistol, and iPhones along the way.
Frazier is held on a $387,000 bond, and Turner is held on a $270,000 bond.
24-year-old Kyle Colella is charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication after Metro Nashville Police say he climbed atop the extravagant fountain outside the Nashville Symphony in downtown Nashville, exposed himself, and began urinating into the fountain. An off-duty officer working security detained and he was transported to booking, deemed too intoxicated to care for himself. He is free on pre-trial release.