Clarksville Police responded to a shooting in progress call at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Club Pressuh at 2051 Ft. Campbell Blvd. Officers arrived and found evidence of shots being fired in the parking lot. While still investigating, a victim arrived at Tennova Emergency Room suffering from gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed that the victim had been shot outside of Club Pressuh. The victim was 23-year-old Darrius Heard of Clarksville, Tennessee. Mr. Heard succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at Tennova. Heard was a former employee of Clarksville Today & Steen Publishing, and was a musician, where he performed under the name “La Dee.”
26-year-old Robert Benjamin Smith drove past officers in a stolen silver Chevy Silverado on Dotsonville Road on December 14th. Officers conducted a traffic stop at the Foxland Drive and Barney Lane intersection. They learned that Smith did not have insurance on the truck and the tag belonging to it had expired in January 2022. A canine unit was then alerted to the driver’s side door during the investigation, leading to a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers located a stolen handgun, multiple syringes, a glass pipe, numerous small Ziploc baggies, a small bag containing .67 grams of methamphetamine, a set of knuckles, and a prescription bottle with multiple unknown pills broken into sections. When Smith was in custody, he helped them locate a small cellophane baggie with Xanax. He was taken into custody for the theft of a handgun, unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of prohibited weapons, failure to comply with financial responsibility, unlawful removal of registration, a methamphetamine violation, and simple possession.
20-year-old Jordan Kwane Webster had a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Jordan Edwards, while driving down Fort Campbell on December 14th. Edwards advised officers that their argument over finances became physical when he headbutted the back of her head. She stated that she began to cry and pulled into the 7/11 gas station, requesting someone call the authorities. They did not observe any injuries on her but deemed Webster as the primary aggressor and placed him into custody for domestic assault. She then tried to recant her story when he was detained, becoming upset with officers for not letting him out of custody.
19-year-old Ja’Kay Lamarr Matheny Jr., an employee at Slim Chickens, had a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Isabella Bevil, at Candlewood Suites on December 14th. Bevil advised officers that Matheny Jr. kicked her on her thigh while she was trying to put their child in their car seat, causing her to fall. Then, she stated that he grabbed the back of her neck when she stood back up, leaving a red mark. Matheny Jr. stated he was going to kill Bevil when he got out of jail as he was in the back of the patrol car. He was taken into custody for domestic assault.
61-year-old David Montoe Hubbard was driving on Rossview Road in his white Ford Explorer on the morning of December 14th. Hubbard’s vehicle was described as a suspect vehicle for a domestic incident. Deputy Byrd noticed this, conducted a traffic stop, and approached Hubbard on the driver’s side. He was visibly intoxicated as he admitted to drinking three Voodoo Ranger IPAs a few hours prior. Hubbard consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence.
27-year-old Tabitha Richa Melvin had an altercation with her boyfriend, Darrius Morrison, at the apartments on Ringgold Court in the early hours of December 14th. Officers arrived and were advised the couple was arguing when Melvin began to push Morrison repeatedly before slapping him in the face, leaving a small abrasion. Tabitha Melvin was taken into custody for domestic assault.
42-year-old Joseph Venson Williams was drinking excessively at his residence on Madison Street and called into the Montgomery County E911 line to “talk to someone” late at night on December 13th. Officers arrived at his residence for a welfare check and spoke with him. Williams was highly intoxicated as officers advised him that he could legally drink in his house and told him to stay inside while they tried to contact his family. He went outside to the parking lot, had to be escorted inside, and told to stay inside. Williams then went outside again, fell on the ground, and refused to go back inside even when notified that he would go to jail if he did not comply. He began to pull his arms away as they tried to detain him, and he was taken into custody for public intoxication and resisting arrest shortly after.
19-year-old Nylisha Labree McFarley had a scuffle with her brother, Nicholas Melendez, at their family’s apartment on Martha Lane late December 13th. Officers arrived, and Mcfarley advised them that she and Melendez had argued. Mcfarley stated that she went to Melendez’s room to ask for batteries for her controller. She stated he threw the batteries at her feet, so she threw her controller and batteries at him. They continued yelling at each other in the bedroom, so he started recording the incident on his cell phone. In response, she went towards him and took his phone away, so he grabbed her and put her on the ground.
Officers then spoke with Melendez, who stated he threw the batteries near her feet, not at them. Melendez also stated that when she took his phone, she began punching him repeatedly. A witness confirmed his statements, and McFarley was deemed the primary aggressor. Nylisha Mcfarley was taken into custody for domestic assault on December 13th.
29-year-old Brandon Allen Nixon stole a basketball hoop from Walmart on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard on November 19th. On November 20th, Morgan Robinson, the Walmart AP officer, advised officers that she witnessed Nixon enter the store with no items and load up the basketball hoop before being stopped at the door by an employee asking for his receipt. Nixon stated he came in with the item to return it and that he left his receipt in the car. He told them he was going to retrieve the receipt but never returned. Robinson told them that the other Walmart stores helped her identify Nixon and notified her of Nixon being banned from all Walmart locations. She provided video footage confirming her statements, and a warrant was secured for his arrest. Nixon was taken into custody and charged with burglary on December 13th.
21-year-old Jailah Ann Burleson, a former Dollar General employee, was caught on video stealing money from Dollar General on Ash Ridge Drive when closing the store on November 25th. The district manager of Dollar General, John Makowski, spoke with officers on December 14th and advised them of the incident. Makowski also provided video footage of the incident to officers. With the safe door open and blocking the camera’s view, Burleson drops the deposit bag on the floor, puts the bag in her shirt sleeve, and then locks the safe door. When Makowski confronted her about the incident, Burleson wrote a statement admitting to taking the deposit, other cash from prior incidents, and food products totaling $4,791.55. Under Miranda, she confirmed writing the statement and being the individual on the footage stealing the deposit bag. She was taken into custody for embezzlement.
26-year-old David Laszlo Beranek Jr. was going 93 mph in a 65-mph zone on Dover Road on December 13th. Officers observed this, attempted to catch up, and watched him nearly collide with another vehicle near Lylewood Road as they yielded for the officer’s vehicle, which had its emergency lights on. A traffic stop was conducted, and Beranek Jr. admitted to consuming 2.5 beers as he spoke with slurred words. He consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was detained. A subsequent search of his vehicle yielded a loaded handgun underneath the center console and a spilled bottle of beer on the passenger’s floorboard. He was read implied consent and agreed to provide breath samples, which resulted in 0.170% BAC and 0.180% BAC. Beranek Jr. was taken into custody for driving under the influence, open container violation, speeding, reckless driving, and possessing a handgun while under the influence.
37-year-old Lisa Marie Fox had a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, Stewart Atkins, at Alfred Drive on December 11th. Mr. Atkins stated that Mrs. Fox broke his phone during an argument over relationship issues and advised that they took each other’s phones, and when he returned hers, she left Mr. Atkins’ residence with his phone. On December 12th, Mr. Atkins drove to Mrs. Fox’s parents’ residence on Georgetown Road to retrieve his phone. Mrs. Fox then told him to check his driveway. When Mr. Atkins returned home, he saw Mrs. Fox pull into his driveway and open her door, at which time he believes she threw his phone on the ground before leaving his residence. Mr. Atkins then found his phone destroyed in the yard. Lisa Fox was taken into custody for vandalism.
29-year-old Brianna Charmaine Nicole Hicks was taken into custody for stalking her ex-boyfriend, Gene Mills, on December 14th. Mills spoke with officers on December 12th and advised them that Hicks had an Order of Protection against him. He informed them that she had been nonstop contacting him via phone calls and letters to his house. They were notified that she left letters on his front door on November 14th and November 22nd. They were also advised that Hicks called him 28 times on November 22nd between 5:04 p.m. and 5:29 p.m. Brianna Hicks was taken into custody and charged with Stalking on December 14th.
30-year-old Patrick Michael Crouse had a car accident on Lylewood Road on December 13th. Officers arrived, observed a blue Chevy truck in a ditch, and identified Crouse as the driver. He admitted to drinking a beer from Blackhorse Pub, consented to sobriety tests, and performed poorly. Crouse became aggressive while being detained; when being escorted to the patrol car, Crouse attempted to run, so they tactically took him down. He was read implied consent, agreed to provide a blood sample, and taken into custody for resisting arrest, driving under the influence, and failure to exercise due care on December 13th.
38-year-old Vincennia Edmonson committed identity theft at Bassett Lane on November 7th, 2022. Edmonson went to the Property Manager’s Officer and paid a deposit on the property. She also signed the victim’s name on the hold/deposit form. Edmonson arrived at Bassett Lane the next day, pretending to be the victim for a final walk-through with the agent. The victim informed law enforcement that she had no clue who Edmonson was. Edmonson was taken into custody and charged with identity theft on December 5th 2023.
26-year-old E-3 solider Alex Gonzalez violated his conditions of release by messaging his wife on November 18th. Giovanna Pureyra, Alex Gonzalez’s wife, was contacted via multiple phone calls and text messages. Gonzalez contacted Giovanna just three hours after being released for assaulting her. Alex contacting Giovanna violated his conditions of release for the prior domestic assault incident. Alex Gonzalez was taken into custody and charged with contempt on December 5th.
42-year-old Brian Blalock was arrested for stealing a White 2003 Ford SUV at Oak Lane on December 6th. On October 20th, Steven Wooden was pulled over at Oak Lane and arrested for an existing warrant. During his arrest, he was told by Rebecca Ledlow, who was staying at the residence at the time, that he could park his vehicle there while he was incarcerated. When Wooden was released on November 9th, he went to retrieve his car but found that it was no longer there. During an investigation, law enforcement discovered that Brian Blalock stole Wooden’s vehicle and sold it to Jesse Brooks for 200-250 dollars on October 29th. Brooks then sold it on the same day to Mr. Gill, who sold it to Guthrie Scrap Yard on October 30th. Guthrie Scrap Yard confirmed that they bought the vehicle from Gill. Guthrie Scrap Yard also confirmed that the vehicle has since been reduced to scrap metal. Blalock knew Wooden because he had previously done some work for Wooden. The car cost more than $2500 but less than $10,000. Blalock was taken into custody and charged with theft of a motor vehicle on December 6th.
59-year-old Sherryl Hollis was seen at a drive-through on Lowes Drive extremely intoxicated on December 7th. When officers made contact with Hollis, she had three 40 oz alcoholic beverage cans around her and was actively drinking from one of the cans. Hollis demonstrated signs of being under the influence of alcohol. She was deemed a danger to herself and others by being near an active roadway. Hollis was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication.
24-year-old Timothy Scarbrough was involved in a domestic altercation with his girlfriend, April Crowder, on Summer Street on December 7th. The altercation started when Scarbrough got in Crowder’s face and yelled at her on the stairs. He then reached his arms out at her attempting to grab her, causing her to fall back on the stairs. Crowder’s face was left with a small scratch from when he grabbed at her. Scarbrough was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.
42-year-old Mark Jones was seen illegally hunting big game on Interstate-24 on October 29th. Jones and his 6-year-old son were seen on the road hunting a 5-point whitetail deer and an 8-point whitetail deer using a muzzleloader rifle and a ground blind. Neither Jones nor his son had on orange for safety. Mark Jones was taken into custody on December 8th and charged with contempt.