24-year-old tourist Joseph Joey Schwartz, from Maryland, found himself in the Metro Nashville Jail overnight when he attacked a Spanish-speaking cleaning employee at Jason Aldean’s bar overnight. The worker says he was mopping an upstairs bathroom at the downtown Nashville venue when Schwartz appeared and began blocking the doorway and preventing his free movement. He says Schwartz, who was extremely intoxicated, then began to beat the victim in his face, leaving him with multiple lacerations that required medical treatment. Schwartz was taken into custody and charged with assault and public intoxication, and given pre-trial release back to his home in Maryland.
Metro Nashville Police working the Entertainment District Initiative in downtown Nashville located 35-year-old Ebrahim Parvizshahi outside of Nudie’s Honky tonk yelling and screaming at bouncers from the venue. An officer was already attempting to assist security with another patron when Parvizshahi inserted himself into that interaction by pushing the officer. As they attempted to take Parvizshahi into custody he attempted to flee and push his way through the crowd but was eventually taken into custody. It was later learned the other patron was his brother.
Police responded to Maplewood High School, where a 17-year-old student stated that her 18-year-old boyfriend Demanuel McFarland, who also attends the school, had grabbed her during an argument and slung her to the ground. McFarland told police he was upset about her messaging other people and took her phone from her and when he confronted her she pulled away, and he pulled her back. The victim says he also slung her to the ground at this time and pulled his arm back as if he were going to strike her, but didn’t. He was transported to booking and charged with domestic assault and given a $100 bond.
38-year-old Hunter Brooke Macfarlane, a tourist from North Carolina, was found on the floor of Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa on Broadway in downtown Nashville with his pants around his ankles, having defecated on himself while screaming: “They [security guards] are trying to kill me!” Security flagged down officers after the man refused to leave, and he was transported to booking, where he was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He is free on pre-trial release.
Nashville Police say 23-year-old Sydney Warren, of Alabama, spit into the eye of an officer who was attempting to arrest her this weekend during an altercation in Printers Alley in downtown Nashville. Charged with assault of an officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, she is free on pre-trial release.