April Earps booked for public intoxication, tells police she didn’t know anyone’s number

22-year-old April Earps was seen visually impaired at 12:40 a.m. on July 5th. Earps approached officers, stating she could not get home and needed assistance. While interacting with Earps, officers observed that she was intoxicated. During their conversation, Earps admitted that she had been drinking. Earps informed officers that she lived out of county, so they could not transport her to her residence. Officers attempted to get her a taxi, but she told officers that she felt unsafe being alone in a taxi. Earps was then told to call someone to help her get home. Earps told officers that she didn’t know anyone’s number. Officers deemed that Earps was unable to care for herself, so she was taken into custody for public intoxication.

Doneecia Johnson booked for pervious warrants after stealing $72 worth of merchandise at T.J. Maxx

20-year-old Doneecia Johnson was seen stealing from the T.J. Maxx on Opry Mills Drive on June 25th. Employees at the T.J. Maxx notified the officers that Johnson was hiding and concealing items while shopping. A member of store security told law enforcement that they kept an eye on Johnson as she moved around the store and observed that she only paid for one item at the register but walked out with several other items. Officers approached Johnson in the parking lot and found that she had a plastic bag containing various items from T.J. Maxx. When officers told Johnson about the situation, she could only provide proof of one purchase in the bag. The stolen items were recovered and confirmed to be worth $72.01. It was also found that Johnson had an outstanding warrant for reckless driving, so she was taken into custody for theft, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license.

Malachi Nelson attempts to break into US Bank ATM with large rock

32-year-old Malachi Nelson was taken into custody on June 18th for vandalism. Officers responded to a robbery alarm at the Lebanon Pike US Bank. When they arrived, they located Nelson walking toward the entrance of the closed bank. Officers found the damaged ATM door, which initially triggered the notification to the police. They also noticed the lower keylock door had been pried open. Then, officers discovered a large rock near the ATM. US Bank employees provided officers with footage of the occurrence, showing Nelson standing near the ATM for several minutes. Nelson then grabbed a knife from his pocket and opened its exterior door. After this, Nelson walked to the grass, picked up a rock, and started hitting the safe. After multiple unsuccessful attempts, he started walking to the front door. Nelson was then detained for the incident.

Michael Orchard pulls girlfriend’s hair out during argument

32-year-old Michael Orchard was jailed on January 12th for assaulting his girlfriend after an argument at their home on Elliott Drive. Tessa Stine told police that during the argument, Michael grabbed her by her neck and attempted to choke her. Stine stated that she then tried to hit him to push him away, but he forced her face into the couch. Michael then grabbed her by her hair, pulling some of it out. Tessa then ran outside and contacted the police. Officers observed visible injuries on Tessa’s left hand and red marks on her lip. Officers attempted to gather Michael’s side of the story, but he refused to talk to them, stating there was no altercation. Michael was determined to be the primary aggressor. Michael Orchard was then placed into custody and transported to booking.

Thomas Gleaves cited for marijuana possession

27-year-old Thomas Gleaves was seen by police in the passenger seat of a gray Nissan Altima parked at The Flats on Water Edge after they smelled marijuana on August 2nd. Police drove past the vehicle during their extra patrols and noticed Thomas in the vehicle. They approached the vehicle to speak to Thomas after Lyric Moore exited the driver’s side and noticed the marijuana in the center console. At this time, Lyric returned to the vehicle, and neither she nor Thomas claimed ownership of the marijuana. Police reported that Lyric and Thomas were in constructive possession of the marijuana, but no paraphernalia was found. Thomas qualified for a citation because she has no history of failure to appear or book.

Lyric Moore charged with marijuana possession

27-year-old Lyric Moore was seen by police exiting her Nissan Altima parked at The Flats on Water Edge after they smelled marijuana on August 2nd. Police drove past the vehicle during their extra patrols and also noticed Thomas Gleaves in the vehicle. They approached the vehicle to speak to Thomas and noticed the marijuana in the center console. At this time, Lyric returned to the vehicle, and neither she nor Thomas claimed ownership of the marijuana. Police reported that Lyric and Thomas were in constructive possession of the marijuana, but no paraphernalia was found. Lyric qualified for a state citation.

Brittney Paredes pushes boyfriend into hotel toilet during argument

35-year-old Brittney Paredes was booked early Saturday morning after assaulting her boyfriend at Hillside Crossing Hotel on Spence Lane. Police spoke with James Blair, who said he and his girlfriend got into an argument, so he went to the bathroom to get away. Paredes followed him and stood in the doorway of the bathroom, not allowing him to exit. According to Blair, Paredes then pushed him, causing him to fall into the toilet. He got up and pushed her back so he could get out of the bathroom. When police questioned Paredes, she admitted to blocking her boyfriend in the bathroom and shoving him. She said when he shoved her, she fell into the side of the bed and scraped her right forearm. Based off of both stories and the injury, police determined Paredes to be the primary aggressor, and she was transported to booking.

How much weed is in the car? Analise Salazar: “a lot”

20-year-old Analise Salazar was jailed on April 7th after police found 60 grams of marijuana in her car during a traffic stop. Police pulled Salazar over for turning left at a red light in her Nissan Altima. When they approached her, they could smell an obvious odor of marijuana. The officers explained why she was being stopped and asked if there was any weed in the car which she replied yes. They asked her how much weed was in the car, and she replied, “A lot.” The vehicle search yielded a significant amount of marijuana separated into baggies and containers. Police also found several bongs and pipes with burnt residue, a scale, and a grinder. Salazar was transported to booking.

Morghan Smith charged with DUI after rear-ending car at traffic light

27-year-old Morghan Smith was jailed on April 13th after rear-ending another vehicle at a yellow light while intoxicated. Police responded to Old Hickory Blvd and 24th Street and spoke with Smith, who explained that the car in Infront of her slammed on its brakes for a yellow light, and she didn’t have time to stop. While officers were speaking with her, they could smell alcohol coming from her breath and asked her if she had anything to drink; she said she had two beers at Hooters. Smith agreed to sobriety testing and performed poorly. She blew a .158% BAC on a breathalyzer and was transported to booking.

Meredith Wickstrom says mushrooms & marijuana in her bag with her ID at shady motel aren’t hers

Metro Nashville Police were patrolling the parking lot of the Super 8 motel in Hermitage in the early hours of Wednesday morning when they observed a vehicle parked in the rear parking lot with two people inside, one of which was the driver, 22-year-old Meredith Wickstrom. As officers approached the vehicle, they observed a rolled joint in the center cupholder, and the male passenger had a grinder in his hand. Wickstrom consented to a search of the vehicle, which yielded 16 grams of mushrooms, 10 grams of marijuana, a black scale, and several baggies – all in a fanny pack with Wicktrom’s state-issued ID. She claimed those were not her drugs in her fanny pack with her ID.