54-year-old Michael Lucero was intoxicated in front of the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville late Wednesday night and advised security he had a pass to go backstage. It was explained to him he would have to wait for someone from the band to come up and get him. Lucero became upset and pushed the victim, Edward Perry, to enter the location. He thing punched the victim in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose. During questioning, Lucero stated that he “whooped his ass.”
40-year-old Leo Shane Webster of Canby, Oregon, was booked this week on a citation charging him with the assault of Brian Theriac, who is a bouncer at Kid Rock’s Bar in downtown Nashville. Staff says he was initially removed from the venue for being disorderly, only to return to the location a short time later and punch a bouncer in the chest. The incident was captured on video.
54-year-old James Winters and his girlfriend, Linda Mcgonigle, were staying at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Nashville this weekend when she ended their relationship late Friday night. She says James became upset and pushed her against a wall, holding her neck against the wall with his hands. Officers arrived and documented marks on the victim’s neck and took Winters into custody, charging him with domestic assault.
Metro Nashville Police say 35-year-old Jeremiah Walker assaulted a security guard in Printers Alley in downtown Nashville early Saturday morning. As they responded to the scene, the manager of the venue advised Walker was now standing outside of The Whiskey Shot. Officers located Walker, who was trying to leave the area in an Uber, and advised he was being detained as the suspect in an assault. Walker refused to cooperate, refused to move out of the road, and tussled with officers. He was eventually taken into custody and transported to booking.
Metro Nashville Police Officers working the Entertainment District Initiative on 2nd Ave. in downtown Nashville made contact with 30-year-old Shayleigh Cook, who was lying down on the sidewalk next to her vomit and appeared to be extremely intoxicated. She was unable to assist with determining anyone she was with downtown or where she was staying. Cook was taken into custody for public intoxication and transported to booking.
27-year-old Justin Burks was observed driving his vehicle the wrong way on Interstate Drive in downtown Nashville just before 1 a.m. Saturday. Officers followed him as he was unable to maintain his lane of travel and repeatedly changed lanes without any warning. During a subsequent traffic stop, officers say Burks reeked of alcohol and refused to exit the vehicle when ordered to do so. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with DUI and for the loaded firearm that was next to him in the vehicle.
Metro Nashville Police responded to an automobile crash just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning at the railroad crossing downtown at 2nd Ave near Gay St. 23-year-old Hugh Hoagland had driven his vehicle into a fence on the opposite side of the road from his lane of travel. He was found slumped over the driver’s seat and was eventually awakened by knocking on the window. He admitted he had been drinking “around here” but continued to deny he had crashed into the fence where he sat and even denied that there was ever a crash. He attempted field sobriety tests but stopped them after starting.
Metro Nashville Police responded to a fight at Bridgestone Arena late Wednesday night and found 27-year-old Andrew Durham Thacker, who reportedly assaulted his girlfriend, Kayana Cunningham. A witness who broke up the physical altercation told police Thacker placed a hand on Cunningham and pushed her with substantial force up against a vehicle. Cunningham confirmed that Thacker placed his hand around the front of her neck and pushed her against the vehicle as the argument escalated.
A married couple from Pennsylvania came to Nashville this weekend and ended up behind bars after they brawled in the elevator of the Dream Hotel in downtown Nashville. 42-year-old Kasey Bledsoe and 45-year-old Kevin Bledsoe were both charged with domestic assault with bodily injury after officers viewed a security video that shows the couple in a verbal argument in the elevator of the hotel when Kasey pushed her husband with substantial force against the wall and strikes him on his head with an open hand, leaving a visible injury on his head. Kevin is then seen punching his wife in the head, also leaving a visible injury. He then shoves her head onto the floor.
Just after 1:30 a.m. Friday, officers working the Entertainment District Initiative in downtown Nashville observed 26-year-old Cameron Mowrer just outside 404 Broadway, where he was refusing to leave the location, pushing the security staff, and appeared intoxicated. After he continued to refuse to leave, he was taken into custody for public intoxication but refused to be seated in the transport car. Several officers placed him into the vehicle, and he was transported to booking where he refused to exit and had to be removed from the vehicle by multiple officers. He was then forced off the floor while still resisting, and taken inside to booking.