Police say 28-year-old Tia Lavon Sharp used a hammer to destroy 2 passenger side mirrors and two windshields on separate vehicles, a tail light on another vehicle, and a mailbox, all belonging to the father of her unborn child, Gerald Willingham. Willingham says she caught him cheating and began attacking cars in his driveway. Willingham’s wife, Amanda, also witnessed the incident.
Sharp claims that her “baby daddy” is abusive, and they drove from Columbia with his wife, and Sharp wanted to leave but claims Willingham was after her Social Security money “on her card.” She says she only had a hammer because he has “pit bulls that is trained to attack,” and she had the hammer for self-defense but didn’t destroy anything.
Metro Nashville Police say 18-year-old Germari Jones (locally known as prettyboyy.mari on IG) was in a physical altercation with Tyler Melvin in Antioch. Prior to their arrival, Jones tossed a ten-pound plate-style weight through a glass door in an attempt to strike Melvin with it. Jones refused to be detained by police for questioning and fled from them after being free from their grip and running to his apartment. He eventually unlocked the door and was placed into custody.
28-year-old James Kennedy, AKA “Busta Buss Checkmate” is free on a $32,500 bond after police say he would not let his wife, Takarria Kennedy, leave their home and assaulted her when she attempted to leave the residence anyways. He grabbed her and tossed her against a wall. One of her female friends, Amaya Forrest, who is also a former lover of the husband, was visiting her at the time, and when she confronted James Kennedy about the assault of his wife and said she was going to call her brother, he pulled up his shirt exposing a handgun in his waistband, then grabbed her and attempted to push her down a set of stairs. As Forrest left the residence, the wife attempted to follow her and physically kept her from leaving for a substantial period of time.
23-year-old Elijah Hargrove is charged with the domestic assault of his ex-girlfriend, Brittnei Carney, after she made her way into his home and found him with his new girlfriend, under the guise of “looking for a key”. His roommate let the ex-girlfriend into the house to look for the key, and while she was there, along with her little cousin, Hargrove emerged from his bedroom but blocked the door, and the ex-girlfriend soon realized he had another woman in the bedroom of his house. A dramatic argument ensued, resulting in him being accused of pushing his ex-girlfriend, gripping her color, and pulling her to the ground while allegedly holding her down by the neck. The ex-girlfriend went before a magistrate and got a private prosecution warrant for domestic assault. Hargrove was booked on the outstanding warrant on Saturday and is free on a $1,000 bond.
20-year-old Deatric Woods former lovers, including one who he was previously arrested for assaulting and another woman whose connection is unclear, to assist him in a new robbery of his most recent ex-girlfriend, who he also was already charged with robbing just weeks prior. Metro Police say Kiaria Robinson reported she was leaving her East Nashville workplace when two females she recognized as Leah Johnson and Sa’Mya Pratt, approached her and began to fight her, knocking her to the ground. While she was being assaulted, her ex-boyfriend, Deatric Woods, appeared with the group of people, including another unknown female, and facilitated the robbery of her iPhone, cash, and bank cards. Victoria Rogers then drove the getaway vehicle which transported all of the suspects away from the scene.
In April of 2021, Deatric Woods was charged with the assault of his then-girlfriend, Sa’Mya Pratt. Court records show he assaulted her with a brick, ripped her wig off, and drug her in the grass by her legs after she broke up with him (2021-0204217). More recently, in August of 2021, Woods was charged with the first robbery of Kiaria Robinson, after striking her in the back of the head with a pistol and taking her phone and $60 from her purse at gunpoint while they were dating. Woods remains jailed on a $50,000 bond for this case and has six other cases currently pending.
Metro Police say 28-year-old Brianna Luster was once in a relationship with Orlexus Elliott. That ended, and now Orlexus is dating Brianna’s ex-husband, and that’s caused issues in Cashville. Court records show Brianna found Orlexus parked outside her house Sunday morning and beat her with a large stick, which police classified as a ‘deadly weapon’. Brianna was booked into jail Tuesday and is free on a $2,500 bond.