19-year-old Hailey Bussey was booked on a state citation this week, charging her with possession of a weapon on school property. The Director of Rudolph Hall searched the dorm room of Bussey and located a loaded Taurus PT111 handgun in a tote bag inside her closet. Bussey later called the campus police and stated “I found the gun by Wilson Hall and I was gonna turn it in.”
21-year-old TSU student Kelci Jenkins was jailed on March 18th for attacking her ex-boyfriend at his campus apartment. Jalen McClendon told police that his ex-girlfriend, Jenkins, whom he hasn’t spoken to for two months, entered his unlocked apartment without permission and knocked on his locked bedroom door. When he woke up and opened the door, Jenkins immediately started scratching him on the left side of his neck, leaving blood and scratch marks. She ripped off his gold chain, breaking it in the process. McClendon said Jenkins would not calm down or leave, and he had to pick her up and carry her out of the apartment.
21-year-old Kellen Brabson faces felony marijuana possession charges after directors of the Ford Residence apartments at Tennessee State University responded to a maintenance request inside his room. As Mr. Wynn and Ms. Lewis entered the room, they reported smelling marijuana and decided to conduct a room inspection. They located multiple bags of marijuana, totaling 30 grams, scales, a grinder, bags, and edibles inside the room. TSU Campus police were called and determined that he was selling marijuana. Branson admitted to ownership of all the discovered items.
Police say 35-year-old Renauld Clayton made an illegal u-turn at 11th & Broadway, just one block away from his home, just after 11 p.m. Wednesday. Officers conducted a traffic stop and reported immediately smelling alcohol as they approached the vehicle. He claimed not to have consumed any alcohol, but his female passenger claimed the smell was coming from her. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests, despite arguing that he passed them all. He was taken into custody and charged with DUI. In 2020, Clayton was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for his student loan fraud scheme at Tennessee State University, where he was an employee.
30-year-old Robert Holmes crashed his vehicle near Dickerson Pike and Grace Street late Friday night and admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the day. Social media posts show Holmes drinking with friends at a restaurant just prior to driving. Responding officers say he smelled of alcohol and had trouble standing and speaking coherently. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Holmes was taken into custody. A subsequent inventory search of his vehicle prior to towing resulted in the seizure of 9.39 grams of marijuana in a Tupperware container.
TSU Campus Police Officer Ajee Smith responded to Rudolph Hall late Saturday night in response to a disorderly student. Student Jaylah Croft was in a physical fight with Security Officer Tyaundrea Hughes. Officers say they attempted to separate the two individuals and Croft continued to be combative and show aggression to officers and Sgt. Christopher Brooks. Croft then charged at Hughes and then resisted arrest. Officers report that Croft sustained unspecified injuries while resisting arrest.
Metro Nashville Police were dispatched to the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel in North Nashville Tuesday after 22-year-old Rikaia Jackson refused to pay for her room. The manager informed her she would be trespassed if she did not leave the property or pay for her room, and police say she declined both options. She was given multiple opportunities to gather her belonging and leave and was eventually taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass when she remained on the property without paying.
19-year-old Jayden Lawrence is charged with the assault of Dr. Andre Bean, the Director of the Men’s Initiative at Tennessee State University. In what may be the most poorly written arrest warrant we’ve ever published, Sgt. Horace Green of the TSU Police Department doesn’t specify how the alleged assault happened but lists Dr. Bean as the victim. The Sgt was escorted to the alleged fight by Arch Angel Security on Monday afternoon to find a large group of students gathered in a circle in the hallway. When he arrived, Dr. Bean was restraining Jayden Lawrence but never actually alleged any assault took place. Lawrence requested medical attention, was evaluated at Metro General, then transported to booking.
Campus police responded to a fight at TSU’s Ford Residential Complex, where 6 females reportedly attacked Nona Boyd because she had moved into the complex three weeks ago and was living with Cyndee Arnold, which was against the rules. As police arrived and attempted to determine what was happening, and who was involved, Jada Gober initially pointed to other parties involved and indicated who was fighting, including another person leaving in a vehicle, Octavian Williams. During the absolute madness and confusion, 20-year-old Jada Gober approached officers and struck Nona Boyd in the face, and another fight erupted with the pair falling to the ground. Police separated these two when 20-year-old Shantell Banks ran from the parking lot and attacked Nona Boyd from behind, striking and kicking her, leaving her injured and bruised.
22-year-old Jordan Woods was booked into the Metro Nasvhille Jail just before daylight Sunday, after officers found him asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle that was parked in the middle of an intersection with his engine and lights off, with the keys out of the ignition. As officers observed cars maneuver around him they knocked on the window and eventually woke him from his slumber. He claimed to be “waiting on a text message” to tell him where to go. It was unclear how long he had been asleep at the intersection. Woods performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI and for a bag of marijuana found inside his jacket pocket. He is free on pre-trial release and listed a TSU campus dorm as his bond-out address.