34-year-old Jonathan Bird and his friend were coming from drinking in downtown Nashville late Friday night when Bird, who was driving, crashed the vehicle near Fesslers Lane and Lebanon Pike. Officers believed him to be under the influence, and he agreed to participate in field sobriety tests. He performed poorly on every test, indicating signs of impairment. He later admitted to having “two strong Crown and Coke” drinks, along with a 24 oz Budweiser earlier on his way home from work.
Malcolm Smith charged with DUI after being found unresponsive in East Nashville
32-year-old Malcolm Smith was jailed on April 8th after passing out drunk behind the wheel at the intersection of Woodland and 10th Street in East Nashville. When officers arrived, they found Smith passed out in the driver’s seat of his pickup truck with the engine running. He was slumped over and didn’t wake up despite officers banging on the window and shining their flashlights in his eyes. Luckily his doors were unlocked, and officers were able to open them and check on him. Police had to shake him to wake him up. He woke up confused and was slow to answer basic questions. His eyes were bloodshot, and the truck smelled like alcohol. Police asked him to shut off his car and step out of the vehicle. He seemed lethargic in doing so and stumbled when exiting. Smith told police that he had consumed three to five beers earlier that day and agreed to sobriety tests which he performed poorly on. Officers found an empty container of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle, and Smith was taken to booking.
Kenneth Doughtery charged with underage alcohol sales at Titans Game
60-year-old Kenneth Dougherty was booked on a citation Tuesday, charging him with selling alcohol to an underage person at a Titans game in November. TABC agents say he sold a Michelob Ultra to a person working as an undercover agent, who provided an ID with a DOB of 05/03/03, making them appear as a 19-year-old. Doughtery reportedly checked the ID and still sold them the alcohol.
David Lasalle charged after assaulting girlfriend inside vehicle, leaving her bloody
Diane Elise Delpapa says her boyfriend, 44-year-old David Lasalle, punched her in the face while she was in his vehicle on June 4th, leaving her with a bleeding nose. She got out of his vehicle at the offramp of the interstate, walked to a gas station on Old Hickory Blvd, and called police. As police arrived, they observed Lasalle’s Chevy Equinox pull up beside her and speak to her, but he quickly fled that area as police approached him. She explained to the police what happened, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked on that warrant this week, charging him with domestic assault with bodily injury.
Dusty Hallock charged with stalking ex with Apple Air Tags, changing locks on her home
31-year-old Dusty Hallock is free on a $6,000 bond, but that’s after weeks of his ex-girlfriend begging police to even arrest him. The couple broke up in February, and he has refused to stop contacting her. The victim, Courtney Baird, has made report after report of his activities thru March when she also obtained an order of protection which was not served. In late March, she also obtained a criminal stalking warrant which was unserved until his current arrest. She was afraid to even return to her own apartment for most of the month of March, and when she did the locks had been changed, however, her management confirmed they didn’t make the changes, and it wasn’t even their type of locks. When she returned she heard audible pings from inside her closet and discovered an Apple AirTag had been hidden inside a purse, and her clothing had been disturbed. She was then near Smyrna when she got an alert she was being tracked by another AirTag, and alerted authorities there, who located it attached to her vehicle with a magnet. Hallock was eventually arrested this week, spending a few hours before bonding out on the charges of stalking, motor vehicle tracking, and aggravated criminal trespass.
Man charged after flashing handgun while drinking at South Nashville bars — Ulises Arzate
23-year-old Ulises Arzate is free on pre-trial release after police first received a call of a person who was flashing a gun in the parking lot of a Hooters restaurant in South Nashville after drinking inside. While officers were en route to the incident, Arzate walked to the San Jose Fiesta restaurant, where they located the man wearing a grey zippered hoodie. He had a bucket of Modelos on ice in the center of the table and one open one in front of him. When asked about a handgun, he raised his shirt and presented a tan Glock 43X MOS in his waistband. He admitted to having three beers while at Hooters and was charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence.
Austin Dubois charged in death of Mitchell Copeland — Confession: “I was going fast, way too fast…”
19-year-old Austin Dubois is now charged with reckless endangerment, his actions resulting in the death of 19-year-old Mitchell Copeland in March. DuBois was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Tuesday on a warrant that alleges he told investigators “I was flying, I was going fast, way too fast, way too fucking fast” while driving a 2004 Pontiac GTO. He was traveling 60 in a 35 mph zone when he entered a curve in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. Dubois is free on a $5,000 bond.
Notorious Nashville Fraudster & Diamond Thief Keegan Higginbotham surrenders on felony warrants
At 18-years-old, Keegan Higginbotham thought he found the path to easy cash money – defrauding banks, defrauding unemployment, and stealing diamonds from department stores, while displaying it all for the world to see on his social media and OnlyFans. Months later, his world is now crashing down around him with warrants popping up in jurisdiction after jurisdiction, and new investigations opening daily – and they’re proving to be easy cases when he does things like pawn the stolen diamonds using his own ID.
Chopper chases teens in a stolen vehicle from Smyrna to Antioch
18-year-old Treshaun Delucia and Quantaz Carter were charged with theft of property, possession of a weapon, and evading arrest when aviation found them in a stolen car that gave chase through Antioch.