25-year-old Kyler Vance Shular is charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation and false imprisonment after his ex-girlfriend came over to get her things from their shared apartment, to which she still had a key, and he reportedly became upset, pinned her to the floor, threatened her, then covered her mouth when the screamed. A neighbor heard the commotion and knocked on the door, allowing the victim, Halle Strunk, to escape.
Both parties had injuries as she fought back and bit him at least once in self-defense, however, police determined Shular to be the primary aggressor due to the disparity in physical sizes and severity of injuries between the parties. Shular is free on an $8,000 bond.
32-year-old Harry Brandon Russell, of Pulaski, is charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation after police say grabbed his girlfriend, Shelbey Ebersole, inside a room of the downtown Holiday Inn Express in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The victim’s brother eventually had to pull Russell off of her after he slammed her into the wall of a bathroom and used both his hands to strangle her until she was unable to breathe and could no longer call for help.
The argument reportedly started after he felt she came back to the room late and wasn’t answering her phone. Russell is free on a $25,000 bond.
34-year-old Kayla Hambrick is now free on a $3,000 bond after being charged with the aggravated assault and strangulation of her 16-year-old daughter. The victim and an independent witness both had matching accounts which revealed Kayla was in an argument with her daughter about having her boyfriend at her grandmother’s house.
While unloading things from a vehicle, Kayla reportedly grabbed her daughter while yelling at her and bent her over backward into the rear of the SUV screaming “Who the F are you talking to?!” multiple times while strangling her, and then dragging her into the apartment by her clothing. Kayla told police there was absolutely no altercation and denied anything happened.
27-year-old Calvin Woods Jr., who prefers to be known as ‘Big Geeche’, and has a recent release titled “Found Guilty”, is once again charged with assaulting a lover. In this most recent case, his girlfriend, Cayla Yates, called 911 to report he grabbed her by the throat with both hands as she attempted to stop him from taking a pair of AirPods, which he had bought for her, from her purse. She eventually grabbed a knife in what she describes as “self-defense”, and says he cut his own hand by grabbing it. Woods told police during an interview that he only pushed her away when she pulled a knife on him. He was determined to be the primary aggressor and was taken into custody. He is charged with aggravated assault/strangulation and is free on a $10,000 bond.
In 2018, Woods was charged with the assault of a former girlfriend after police documented laceration injuries of the female he wrestled to the ground and tossed her phone in a dumpster so she couldn’t call 911. DA Glenn Funk retired those charges, as long as he promised to not get in trouble again. A few months later, Woods was charged with dragging the same girlfriend across the floor by her hair in front of children, after he punched her in the face multiple times. Police also documented those injures, but DA Glenn Funk refused to move forward with the prosecution in July of this year when the girlfriend backed out of testifying, despite the already collected evidence.
A young female in her twenties says that 52-year-old NASCAR Racing Experience CEO Robert ‘Bob’ Lutz strangled her in a downtown Nashville hotel room over the weekend, as the city celebrated a large Nascar branded event in the downtown core this week. An arrest warrant for Lutz alleges he placed both of his hands around her throat for approximately one minute during the argument, during which time she fought back and attempted to escape his grasp. Officers report the victim’s voice was very hoarse, and documented redness and injuries consistent with strangulation. Lutz claimed “nothing happened”, and was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail charged with aggravated assault/strangulation. He is free after posting a $25,000 bond to his South Carolina address. Lutz is also the CEO of the Richard Petty Driving Experience, and the Myrtle Beach Speedway.
42-year-old Joel Jones is accused of stealing his girlfriend’s Jeep Patriot, cell phone, purse, wallet, Ruger handgun, and removing $2,000 from her bank account. She said she believes he was ending the relationship and had no intention of returning anything, because before he fled he placed a pillow over her face and smothered her while accusing her of cheating on him, and then wrote “I will get next”, which police documented, on the bed beside her. Investigators say he meant he was claiming his place in line for her as if she were a prostitute. He also attempted to carve the word ‘WH*RE’ into her forehead with the tip of an ink pen after the ink wouldn’t stay on her skin. The value of the stolen items was $14,000. Jones is jailed in lieu of a $45,000 bond, on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.
30-year-old Andrew Cheesman is free on a $10,000 bond after being booked Thursday on an outstanding felony warrant charging him in the sadistic aggravated assault/strangulation of his girlfriend two weeks ago when she reportedly did not fold his laundry. Court documents allege he used his finger to poke her in the chest, telling her how selfish and disrespectful she was. As she packed a bag of clothes to leave for the evening she says he placed her in a chokehold, telling her “you can’t leave!” and pushed her on the bed where he punched her in the stomach leaving knots and bruises.
He then continued to kick her inner thighs and genital area, leaving additional bruises. The assault continued as he held her down and stretched her hands above her head while grabbing her fingers and bending them backward to create additional pain and injury, then telling her to “calm down” as he placed her on the couch. Cheesman’s 4-year-old daughter witnessed some of the assault and looked at the victim and told her to “stop crying” and to “quiet down”. Cheesman then told the victim to be quiet and he would get her pain medicine and ice for her injuries. Extensive injuries and bruising to the victim’s entire body, including arms, stomach, legs, neck, hips, inner thighs, and genital area were documented.
21-year-old Tyler Byrd faced a felony aggravated assault – strangulation charge after police responded to a domestic disturbance on Hillmeade drive and could hear a couple arguing from outside the residence. The victim, Hannah Stroud, told police she and her boyfriend had been arguing and that he “choked” her, and presented visible abrasions and scratches on her neck. The couple had been out drinking earlier in the evening. Though Byrd sustained a cut lip and small scratch, he was determined to be the primary aggressor. He is free on a $10,000 bond.
23-year-old Timothy Strickland faces multiple charges, including felony aggravated assault/strangulation, after his girlfriend reportedly found messages between him and other men on his phone that he was attempting to hook up with. After the wildly detailed physical assault in the police affidavit which left blood on the bed and the victim bruised, he then burnt her social security card, took $180 from her purse, and smashed her iPhone. He then reportedly threw his face on the ground and literally ‘ate dirt’ while being arrested in an attempt to avoid or delay his trip to jail, trying to choke on it.
27-year-old Brianna Soares, better known as ‘Breezzzzyy’ to her thousands of travel & lifestyle followers, and as Family Service Worker Soares to her co-workers at the Department of Children’s Services, was jailed Saturday on a new assault warrant, and an outstanding felony assault warrant, both documenting attacks on her boyfriend, Justin Bennett, leaving him bleeding and injured. In the first assault, she fled before police arrived, leaving her boyfriend bleeding with multiple cuts, bruises, and injuries from strangling him, striking him, and scratching him. Police issued a felony warrant at that time, which she was served with late Saturday when she is once again accused of attempting to grab his neck and assaulting him, both incidents occurred after nights out at local bars.
Soares moved from California to Tennessee during the pandemic, where she now works for the Department of Children’s Services. She recently wrote about her experience on MagnificentWorld. Shortly after we reached out to her for comment on this story pre-publication, she disabled most of her social media platforms and explained stated she would simply have her lawyer make us remove this reporting. We have received no such request at the time of publication.