Joshua Wilson says he was lying in bed with his wife, 28-year-old Kiara Nicole Watts, when the two got into an argument, and she “bucked” at him. He says she left the bedroom and returned with a large kitchen knife and stabbed the bed just inches away from his body. Police arrived just before 1 a.m. Thursday and observed the puncture hole in the mattress and spoke to Watts, who denied stabbing anything. The knife was located in the bathroom near the bedroom.
27-year-old William Henry Judkins & 27-year-old Tamesha Lashea Peterson were both arrested for their roles in a domestic assault on one late Tuesday night. Police say Tamesha called to report she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Judkins, who had pushed her three times in an argument while he was visiting their children at her residence. It would turn out that she also assaulted him by kicking him in the buttocks and causing him to fall off her porch. She was charged with domestic assault, and he was charged with aggravated domestic assault and violating his bond conditions from a prior arrest.
45-year-old Alison Marie Gibson first caught the eye of police when she was driving just over 30 mph in a 45mph zone near Jackson Rd & Fort Campbell Blvd and not staying between the lines of her lane even at slow speeds. During a subsequent traffic stop, Officer Malone smelled alcohol coming from her breath, and she performed poorly on field sobriety tests. In the front near her was an open box of wine. She was transported to Tennova for a blood sample and booked on the charge of DUI.
30-year-old Niosha Janee Vance is charged with the felony stalking of her boyfriend’s sister, Payton Danielle Brown. She has repeatedly followed her, showed up at places such as her work, and assaulted her on multiple occasions in September. Court records show she is upset about some perceived issue with Brown’s mother.
Clarksville Police responded to the Belle Forest at Memorial apartments just after 3 p.m. Tuesday as staff at the complex flagged them down about a domestic disturbance. Officers reached the apartment and met with Jeremiah Trotter, who stated his sister, 19-year-old Jalizzia Deseray Trotter, physically attacked him while accusing him of eating all the food in the house. He says he was in the bathroom when she pushed her way inside and began to throw punches at him, at which time he placed her on the floor to restrain her from further actions. Their mother, Giavonnia Rudolph witnessed the assault. Jalizzia told police she was simply tired of cleaning up after everyone else in the home.
In the time since a half-dozen complaints have been received about Roxy Theater Director Ryan Bowie, alleging inappropriate touching, assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and inappropriate relationships with actors under his employ, two members of the Roxy’s Board of Directors have now resigned in protest as its own executive committee cleared Bowie of any wrongdoing, despite making changes including an HR director position and an “intimacy choreographer.”
Bowie’s name is closely associated with the Roxy Theatre, the City of Clarksville, and the Children’s Theatre programs; however, the city, led by Mayor Joe Pitts, says they can’t investigate the allegations because he’s not actually a city employee and isn’t bound to any ethics rules the city may have in place.
Emails obtained by Clarksville Today show the Roxy Board determined that “any of the allegations made against Mr. Bowie do not rise to the level of liability from a legal standpoint,” so they would no longer investigate the matter, either.
Citizens have been clear, whether there is a legal liability or not, where there’s smoke, there is likely fire, and this many complaints didn’t happen overnight or from single incidents. Citizens, actors, and even the APSU Threatre program professors have all made it clear — The Roxy can’t continue on its current path with the city and the children’s theatre program with Ryan Bowie at the helm, and if we’re waiting on a “legal liability,” the damage will have already been done to the Roxy & the City of Clarksville. Bowie is an agenda item on Thursday’s City Council Meeting at 4:30 p.m. [more documents inside full story…]
A former Clarksville school nurse pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to 25 counts of attempting to produce child pornography. Leon B. Hensley, 41, pleaded guilty prior to the start of a bench trial which was scheduled to begin today. Hensley faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison on each count and up to life when he is sentenced on February 3, 2023.
21-year-old Amir Shadon McCain, locally known as rapper FlipPhoneShwty) was jailed this week after being on the run for five months on multiple warrants, including a felony evading arrest/flight charge. In April, an officer was conducting a traffic stop on a Nissan Altima driven by McCain, and as he walked near the vehicle, McCain sped away and was able to evade police until they gave up the chase. Multiple warrants were issued for his arrest, and he was jailed on September 22nd after a new traffic stop for speeding. He is free on a $24,000 bond.
Police made contact with 29-year-old Nicholas Andrew Vermiglio as he was sitting on a guardrail on I-24 with his pants covered in vomit as he spoke to firefighters who had just arrived on the scene. His black Mazda 3 was in the turn late at exit 4, just feet away from him. Vermiglio advised he had consumed “three beers” at the Tilted Kilt and was confused about where he was and what was happening. He had been pulled out of the Mazda after a passer-by found him unresponsive behind the wheel in the turn lane.
28-year-old Kinashia Russell was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant charging her with domestic assault. She reportedly arrived at her father’s residence in late July, demanding money from an insurance payout related to an automobile. When her father, Kenneth Russell, explained the check was already cashed as the vehicle and policy were in his name, she became irate and attempted to hit him. His wife, Natalie Russell, attempted to intervene while demanding Kinashia leave the property. Kinashia then fought with her stepmother, causing minor abrasions and bruises on her body, which were documented by police.
22-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Cole Carini called 911 after an hours-long argument with his wife, 23-year-old Danielle Carini. He says the argument escalated, and she began to hit him repeatedly and spit on him. He told police that when he attempted to block the spray of spit, he may have accidentally made contact with her face. She says that during the altercation, he punched her in the jaw with a closed fist. Due to both parties alleging the other instigated the physical assaults, both were jailed.
Clarksville Police responded to an alarm call at the O’Charley’s on Wilma Rudolph Blvd in the early morning hours of September 19th. ADS Monitoring reported a front door activation at the business. Officers observed 22-year-old Megan McCollough and 20-year-old Tyler Zane Ainsworth in the patio area., and both began to flee on foot when officers identified themselves. After a brief pursuit to terminal drive, both were taken into custody. Ainsworth stated he entered the building, claiming it was unlocked and took three Miller Lite beers, which were located along the path of the foot pursuit. McCollough told police she only entered the restaurant at 1 a.m. on a Monday to use the restroom.
Robert Williams, Jr., told police that his girlfriend, 55-year-old Mary Elaine Wheeler, pushed him down the stairs on September 19th. Officers responded to the call on Riverwood Place just after 1 a.m. and found the victim with injuries to his back and elbow.
Alexis Swearingen says she woke up in her bedroom at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning to find that her ex-boyfriend, 19-year-old Andrew Neal Roper, had entered the home and was standing over her while she slept. He had used a code from when they were dating to enter the home. A verbal argument ensued, and Roper became exceedingly upset and kicked and stomped on a floor fan in the bedroom, valued at $50. He fled before police arrived, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, on which he was booked later that evening.
The City of Clarksville Reverse Vendor Fair invites local and regional business owners to the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Wednesday, Oct 12, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn how they can have the City as their newest client.
23-year-old Kaleb Smith is charged with the assault of a juvenile female inside a Clarksville McDonald’s on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Police say video footage confirms the affidavit, which alleges Smith assaulted the juvenile co-worker by grabbing her by the wrists and dragging her across the floor of the restaurant.
33-year-old Rishawn Chandler Crump failed to show up for court on August 31st, so the judge issued an order for his arrest. He was served with that capias (failure to appear) warrant on September 14th. He was scheduled to appear on a simple drug possession citation that was issued after police found him with marijuana during a domestic call in July. When the officer asked if the marijuana was his, Crump initially replied, “I have a guy in the Netherlands,” and then stated, “Drake sent it to me.” Crump’s invitation to the cookout may be in jeopardy.
27-year-old Kenyatta Noele Davis is free on a $5,000 bond after investigators found she abused a 13-year-old female under her supervision at Oak Plains Youth Academy. During an altercation with the youth, she placed her legs around the juvenile’s neck and punched her in the face until she was bleeding. She then texted her co-workers in a group chat with a photo of the young girl’s leg with blood on it and the text: “I f***** [youth’s name] a** up.. had her leaking…”
31-year-old Malcolm Wayne Bond is charged with two counts of indecent exposure after Clarksville Police say he was observed pleasuring himself while in his maroon Ford Flex in the parking lots of multiple businesses in downtown Clarksville…
23-year-old Sarah Grace Vincent was issued a citation for DUI on August 8th in Clarksville, and was free to go without posting a bond. On August 26th, she was charged with a DUI and child endangerment and quickly posted a $13,000 cash bond, the conditions of which prohibit her from consuming any alcohol or drugs. But wait, there’s more! On September 11th, she was traveling 68 mph in a 35 mph work zone in Clarksville and was found to be once again driving under the influence. An officer says she was slow, lethargic, confused, and unable to state where she was coming from or going. She is now jailed in lieu of a $40,000 bond, which she has not yet posted.