Officers working in downtown Nashville on the 4th of July were flagged down on 3rd Ave. N. as Caterina Boren told police her boyfriend, 21-year-old Bradley Bailey, sank his teeth into her back during an argument, leaving a fresh bite mark on the victim. Bailey admitted to biting his girlfriend, however, he says it was in self-defense after she scratched him on his neck. Officers were unable to find any scratch marks on Bailey to corroborate his self-defense claim. Baily was transported to booking and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury and a photo of the bite mark was submitted as evidence.
At 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Metro Nashville Police responded to the Opryland Hotel after Brooke Opel reported her boyfriend, 40-year-old John Taggart, had assaulted her and was attempting to take the keys to her vehicle. When officers interviewed Taggart, he admitted that he slapped Brooke in the face during the argument. Brooke further told police the couple had been out drinking in downtown Nashville, and when they returned to the hotel John became “belligerent” and backhanded her in the face multiple times. Officers documented multiple injuries on the victim’s face and took Taggart into custody.
Metro Nashville Police responded to a call about a naked woman in the elevator at the Lucky Bastard Saloon late Saturday night. They found 31-year-old Olivia Clark without any pants. She reeked of alcohol and was unsure what happened to her pants, who she was with, or where she was staying. She was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.
Metro Nashville Police found 25-year-old Dustin Swann, described as a bloody ginger with a ripped shirt, near 3rd & Demonbreun in downtown Nashville, where he had stumbled after fighting with multiple patrons at the FGL House bar. When Officer Forrest Punke approached the heavily intoxicated man, Swann pushed Punke in the chest with his hands, knocking him backward with substantial force. He also battled with Officer Joshua Zambrano-Vera as he attempted to place him into custody. Eventually secured by cuffs, Swann continued to be hostile and shout at patrons.
42-year-old Robert Hunter Jr., of Massachusetts, is now charged with the domestic assault of his wife, Michelle Hunter, during their trip to Nashville. A witness called 911 while stopped at a traffic light near Broadway & 14th Ave N. when they heard a female scream and yell for help then observed Hunter punching the woman on the ground while yelling obscenities at her. The victim initially claimed the argument was only verbal, however, officers documented multiple injuries on her body and dirt on her clothing. Hunter told police nothing happened, and his wife actually slapped him.
While in town from California, Jennifer Hawkins called police to report that while she and her husband, 40-year-old William Hawkins, were out at a bar on Broadway she took a photo of a person with her iPhone, resulting in him grabbing her phone and smashing it on the ground, destroying it. She says she was taking a photo of her husband, however, he believes she was taking a photo of another man. Officer Gault transported the wife to a nearby Apple store so she could purchase a new phone, and Officer Hill took Hawkins into custody, charging him with felony vandalism with a domestic violence rider, invoking the state-manded 12-hour hold before his release.
61-year-old James Jeffrey Hill was reportedly drunk and disorderly on the 14th floor of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville Sunday evening. Police located him outside the elevator lobby, in an obvious drunken state and unable to care for himself. Due to his extreme level of intoxication, he was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
20-year-old Robert Mitchell Hurwitz is charged with strangling Jacob Cox at Jason Aldean’s bar in downtown Nashville Sunday. Police ordered him to stop, but he continued the assault as they approached. Police to Hurwitz, who is visiting from Florida, into custody and transported him to booking.
53-year-old Willard Norton, and his 49-year-old girlfriend, Kentucky Marie Slack, are in Nashville this week, along with her daughter, and they certainly didn’t ready the hospitality handbook before their arrival. By 1 a.m. Thursday. Williard ended up in custody after he danced around Metro Nashville Police Officers screaming yelling “Su-Weeeee”, calling them “pigs”, and asking them to “beat me like a N—-r”.
The entire reason police were even called to the Airbnb was to arrest his girlfriend after she came back from a downtown bar drunk and admittedly punched her daughter in the face.
32-year-old Harry Brandon Russell, of Pulaski, is charged with felony aggravated assault/strangulation after police say grabbed his girlfriend, Shelbey Ebersole, inside a room of the downtown Holiday Inn Express in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. The victim’s brother eventually had to pull Russell off of her after he slammed her into the wall of a bathroom and used both his hands to strangle her until she was unable to breathe and could no longer call for help.
The argument reportedly started after he felt she came back to the room late and wasn’t answering her phone. Russell is free on a $25,000 bond.