30-year-old Jordan Cowart was in a confrontation with security at The Valentine bar in the early hours of Saturday morning that continued to escalate. Metro Nashville Police arrived and asked Cowart just to walk away, which he initially did. He then walked to officers and continued to argue, and walked away a second time. After approaching security a third time and screaming profanities at them, Cowart was told he was under arrest and began to pull away from officers. While en route to booking, Cowart was talking to himself and yelling at people who were not present.
Metro Nashville police working the Entertainment District Initiative in downtown Nashville late Saturday night say 24-year-old Jack Elliot Beckham refused to leave The Valentine on Broadway. They arrived to find Beckham unsteady on his feet and extremely intoxicated. He had been denied entry due to his level of intoxication and refused to leave the front area of the business, blocking other patrons from entering. As he was being taken into custody for disorderly conduct, Beckham began fleeing from police. Officers caught up with the Brentwood native and took him to the ground. Beckham then bit Officer Tyler Jordan’s left hand, causing a laceration injury.
Just before 2 a.m. on a Saturday in October, Metro Nashville Police were approached about a 20-year-old tourist from Arkansas who was openly drinking alcoholic drinks at 312 Broadway. The minor, identified as Lane McAlister, admitted to the underage drinking and was issued a citation charging him with underage drinking at 1:47 a.m. and the officers went about their nightly duties. The district attorney, however, refused to continue the prosecution and nolled the case once he was processed on the charge.
24-year-old Brittany Wyatt is charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after police say she refused to wear a mask at the Valentine in downtown Nashville this weekend. Instead, she chose to yell & scream at staff, and threaten security as she was escorted out.