Metro Nashville Police observed 29-year-old John Terrell driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee just before 1 a.m. Friday and paced him traveling at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone. The officer followed the vehicle as it ran a red light and turned onto Knob Road in West Nashville. As the vehicle was turning into a driveway, the officer activated his lights for a traffic stop. The driver, Terrell, then left from the vehicle, walking toward the front door of the house, which was his, with his pants unzipped. After multiple directives, Terrell eventually made his way to the officer’s vehicle, where he stated he and his fiance had returned from a convention in downtown Nashville and he had two beers prior to driving. Terrell has a prior DUI conviction from 2011 in Georgia.
Metro Nashville Police inexplicably utilized the AirOne helicopter and multiple undercover units to intercept a car going 14 mph over the speed limit overnight. An arrest warrant indicates that MNPD detectives working the violent crimes initiative attempted a traffic stop on a 2013 Audi SUV for traveling 84 in a 70 mph zone. The vehicle refused to stop and reportedly fled at a high rate of speed. Air and ground units followed the vehicle to Hickory Hollow Terrace, where the sole occupant and driver, 30-year-old Masi Kingston, bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot. He was located and taken into custody, charged with misdemeanor evading arrest, and felony evading arrest by motor vehicle. Kingston is free on a $6,000 bond.
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.
26-year-old Joshua Vaughn was charged with domestic assault and driving without a license after he was caught speeding on I-40 and was found to have no driver’s license. Police discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault.
28-year-old Malcolm Seay was charged with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license, and evading arrest after he was pulled over for speeding. He was found to have a suspended license and to be in possession of marijuana stashed away in his car radio.
23-year-old Tristan French was charged with public intoxication after he was found to be the passenger of a vehicle involved in a DUI arrest and officers found him to be argumentative after he jumped on top of the wall of a bridge and then stumbled into traffic.
Local musician Danial B. Marshall has earned his Nashville musician stripes as he was charged with his first DUI just after 3 a.m. Friday morning after police stopped him for going 58 in a 40 on Hermitage Avenue.
Police say when they stopped Ryan Bader for speeding on Wednesday, they found 29 grams of marijuana in the vehicle, and he freely admitted to selling marijuana during questioning. He is held in lieu of a $3,000 bond on his first arrest.
35-year-old Derek Ferrell was stopped by Nashville International Airport Police on April 9th at approximately 5:30 p.m., after he was observed driving erratically in an older model white Ford sedan. Inside the vehicle, police would find an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe Whiskey, a 20-gauge shotgun, 150 rounds of ammo, and drug paraphernalia.
Today marks the point of no return for the Nashville District Attorney’s Office. Today is the day they define two clear and distinct paths for prosecuting crimes in Nashville – one for police, and one for citizens.
Two people in the same car got charged with identical crimes. One was an off-duty cop, whose charges the D.A. refused to prosecute. The passenger, a citizen with no priors, will be prosecuted in a Nashville courtroom this morning at 9 a.m. by the same D.A.’s office, for the same charge.