40-year-old Alexander Airhart took the victim, D. L. M., home with him from a bar on July 22nd to show her the architecture where he raped her, the victim stated. She disclosed the incident to police at Vanderbilt Hospital on July 23rd, where they responded to a sexual assault call. She said on the night of July 21st, she, Alexander, and his unknown friend were at a bar when Alexander invited her to his house on Battlefield Dr. to “see the architecture.”
She said yes, and had a couple of sips of a drink that Alexander made her while his friend slept on the couch. After a little more socializing, she stated that she wanted to leave, but Alexander convinced her to stay the night due to her drinking and being unsafe for her to drive. Again, she agreed, and Alexander offered for her to stay in his bed since his friend was on the couch. While they were upstairs in Alexander’s room, she said that she felt sick and was sitting on the edge of the bed when Alexander began taking her clothes off. She told Alexander, “Please don’t do this. I don’t want this,” as he reportedly ripped her pants off. She told him she was about to vomit to get him to move away from her.
He went into the bathroom, so she tried to exit the room. He saw this, pulled her into the bathroom, and then put her pants and purse in the bedroom. Entering the room again to grab her items, the victim stated that Alexander began pushing her, eventually getting her onto the bed despite her attempts to fight him off. During the struggle, Alexander got on top of her and pushed her legs apart, forcing his member into her mouth by prying her mouth open. She stated, “Please stop,” but then decided to “let it happen” so it would end sooner. He then penetrated her sexually as she said she pleaded with him to stop, but she blacked out soon after that. When she awoke, she said she was in the same room, and was bleeding from the forced penetration. On July 23rd, she went to Vanderbilt and completed a Medico/legal-examination (rape kit). The report stated that she had bruises on her collarbone and redness on her vagina.
29-year-old Kevin Brown of Mississippi, on July 21st, bonded out of jail on an $85,000 bond after being indicted for two counts of rape and one count of harassment. It is alleged that the two counts of rape were committed on June 29th of 2022, and the harassment was on the same day and October 11th of 2022. The indictment was filed with the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk on May 31st, 2023, and he was booked on July 14th.
Nashville Police say 43-year-old Jamie Westerhoff drove her car into a tree next to oncoming traffic early Wednesday. She was sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle still in drive when officers arrived. She was unable to provide police with words in any order that made much sense, but she did blow a 0.247% BAC on the breathalyzer — over three times the legal limit in Tennessee. She was too intoxicated to perform field sobriety tests at the scene without being a danger to herself.
31-year-old Zein Sheikh was out on a $75,000 bond for cocaine charges when he was arrested again this week, now additionally charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation of his co-defendant in the cocaine case, Kally Dobak. He also had Kally arrested for assault the week prior to them both being indicted on the cocaine charges. In the new case against Sheikh, which was captured on building security cameras, he comes into the hallway in his underwear and pulls Dobak into their apartment, placing her into a choke-hold during an argument.
Steven Gates told police he had his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jada Smith, to his home Tuesday night for his “birthday celebrations”. He says Jada became “belligerently drunk” and began to argue, and he felt he was “unable to handle” the situation and called police for assistance and asked them to remove Jada from his home. Officers offered Jada a ride home multiple times or to even arrange a ride for her if she was uncomfortable riding with the police. She refused all offers of assistance, refused to leave, and eventually had to be separated from Mr. Gates as she was coming at him. As officers decided to place her into custody for trespass she fought them and tried kicking officers in the face. She refused to walk to the patrol car and had t be essentially carried, and then placed inside as she refused to get in the car.
As a young woman walked alone in Midtown late Monday evening, she says a man began to “cat all” her, and as she continued past him she says he firmly grabbed her arm. As she began to fight back, he reportedly told her he was going to rape her. She was able to break away from the man, identified as 30-year-old Patrick Schiebel, and flee to a nearby apartment building with a visible concierge who let her inside and called 911. Metro Nashville Police officers located the man but refused to charge him themselves since they didn’t witness it. MNPD escorted the victim to night court, where a magistrate signed a simple assault private prosecution warrant. The tourist was jailed for 153 minutes before being given pre-trial release and set free, despite a magistrate setting his bond at $10,000.
29-year-old Joshua Mantooth is charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault after his girlfriend reported he punched her repeatedly in the face on the drive home, and then strangled her over and over once back at their residence. Police found the victim’s face cut open, bruised, swollen, and still bleeding when they arrived… but court documents now reveal that wasn’t the only time he’s been abusive against women.
25-year-old Tyler Anderson is charged with public intoxication and vandalism after police say he lost his shirt and scaled a fence at Play Dance Bar. When he reached the roof of the club, he jumped onto the pavement below, and took his drunken rage out on at least 5 vehicles, knocking off mirrors and vandalizing them.