30-year-old Taylor Ray was booked on February 9th for assaulting his father on Excell Road. Police were met by Taylor’s parents, Jerry Ray and Mrs. Ray, who alleged an assault occurred between Jerry and their son Taylor. According to Mr. and Mrs. Ray. they received a text message from Taylor stating that he locked himself in the bathroom with a handgun and wanted to kill himself. Officers attempted to contact Taylor, fearing for his safety, but Taylor had put a dresser against his door, barricading himself inside. Further investigation discovered that an argument between the father and son occurred, which turned physical. Taylor slammed a door during the argument, breaking the handle and creating a hole in the door. Taylor then confronted his father with a “bearhug” and shoved him to the couch. Taylor refused to open the door for officers, and negotiation took place for approximately a half hour before Taylor was taken into custody for assault.
45-year-old Jeffrey Waller was jailed on February 7th after officers observed him parked on the right shoulder of I-24. When officers arrived, they noticed the driver and passenger slumped over sleeping. Officers knocked and banged on the window to wake them, but neither of them would wake up. Officers called for another unit and an ambulance and finally got into the vehicle. The passenger woke up once the police got inside the vehicle. Officers had to administer Narcan and sternum rubs until the driver finally awoke. Waller was identified as the driver. Waller was slurring his speech and seemed very incoherent. Waller nearly fell out of the vehicle while exiting and could not hold himself up. Waller was drooling as officers helped him walk to the patrol vehicle. Waller was taken into custody and was transported to Tennova for a suspected overdose. Waller was charged with DUI on February 7th.
40-year-old Christopher Duggins was jailed on February 7th after stealing from Wolff Auto Sales on Providence Boulevard. The complainant stated that Duggins took the third-row seat out of a vehicle they had repossessed from him. The complainant explained she allowed Duggins to get his property out of the car. She said Duggins was upset and believed they lied about him not making payments. Duggins then attempted to remove the seats from the vehicle. Duggins only managed to take out the third-row seats before she called 911. The seats were estimated to cost $2,000 to be replaced.
28-year-old Chance Decker was jailed on the night of December 31st, 2023, for driving recklessly on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard and 101st Airborne Division. Officers pulled over a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck for driving without lights on. Officers could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle as they approached it. Decker consented to perform field sobriety tests, which he did poorly on. In Decker’s car, officers found a cigarette with a green leafy substance inside. The substance field tested positive for THC/Marijuana. Decker was then read implied consent and refused to provide a blood sample. A search warrant was secured, and officers acquired a blood sample from Decker. Decker was placed into custody and charged with DUI.
22-year-old Grace Standridge assaulted her boyfriend, Levar B., and destroyed his phone at their home on Fairview Lane on December 31st, 2023. Levar told police that he and Grace had gotten into an altercation when she pushed him, causing him to fall backward. Then, while upstairs, Standridge threw his Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 against a wall, damaging the screen. Levar stated he bought the phone for $2,013. Levar added that while he was lying on the couch, Grace came downstairs and began hitting him. Levar showed officers video footage of the incident. According to Levar, the two went upstairs, and she started hitting him again. Standridge was taken into custody and charged with two counts of domestic assault.
39-year-old Stephanie McCracken was jailed on February 4th after assaulting her sister on LaLonde Circle. Savana Taylor told police that she and her sister had gotten into an argument. During the argument, Savana grabbed her by the neck and strangled her, constricting her airway. Savana added that she was also hit several times in the face. Officers observed a bloody nose and red marks on her neck, consistent with being strangled. McCracken was deemed the primary aggressor and taken into custody.
22-year-old David Huynh was jailed on February 4th when officers observed a dark-colored vehicle driving through the grass into McGregor Park. The car then pulled out in front of officers who were stationary in the Electric Cowboy parking lot. Officers performed a traffic stop on the vehicle at North Riverside Drive/North 2nd Street. Officers asked Huynh how many drinks he had, and Huynh advised officers that he had two beers at the troubled Electric Cowboy before driving. Huynh then performed poorly on sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
27-year-old Kelsey Ann Smith was jailed on February 4th after assaulting her boyfriend on Jack Miller Boulevard. Charles Winters stated that he and Smith got into a heated argument, and she slapped him. Officers observed redness on Winter’s chest, which he said was from being pushed during the argument. Smith was then placed into custody and transported to Montgomery County Jail.
27-year-old Mike Santiago was booked on an outstanding warrant from March 27th, 2023, when he stole a .38 Smith and Wesson. On March 7th, 2023, Ann Hibler allowed Santiago to use her vehicle while she was away at rehab. Santiago told Hibler that he took her gun out of the car and put it in her storage unit. Hibler looked but didn’t find her gun in her vehicle or the storage unit. She was later notified that the firearm had been pawned on March 14th, 2023, at Cowboy Dan’s Trading Post & Pawn on Dover Road. Hibler’s gun was valued at $2,500.
26-year-old Stephon Newby was jailed on February 3rd after hiding from officers inside the Kroger on Madison Street. Officers could smell alcohol coming from his breath as he told them that someone was trying to kill him. While officers talked to Newby, he would repeatedly state that customers walking by were trying to kill him. Officers determined Newby was a danger to himself and placed him in custody for public intoxication.
24-year-old Jacey Forsgren was booked on an outstanding warrant from June 17th, 2023, when she threw a cup of water at a security guard at Smoove’s Grill on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Joseph Smith told police that he was asked to check on a female who had vomited in the bathroom. Mr. Smith found Forsgren in the parking lot. Smith was speaking with Forsgren when she became agitated and threw a cup of water at him. Forsgren admitted to being drunk and throwing the cup of water at Mr. Smith. Jacey Forsgren was taken into custody for assault on January 26th.
30-year-old Lateisha Malesko was booked on January 18th after sending sexually explicit messages to Kannah Adams through social media. Ms. Malesko and Ms. Adams share custody of a child. Ms. Adams told Ms. Malesko not to contact her unless it was in reference to the child. On January 1st, Adams reported that Malesko was still contacting her. Malesko was later booked for harassment on January 18th.
23-year-old Vincent Hope was booked on January 18th for assaulting his girlfriend after she told him that she had cheated. Lori Stewart told officers that she and Vincent began arguing after he brought her home from being out drinking. When Lori told Vincent that she cheated on him, he grabbed her by her neck as they stood in the kitchen. He was still distraught when he let go of her and restrained himself from assaulting her further. There is no prior domestic history between the two. Vincent Hope was taken into custody for domestic assault on January 18th.
38-year-old Natasha Johnson was jailed on January 18th for assaulting her ex-husband. Clifford Johnson told police he was picking up his daughter from a dental appointment. While driving, he and Natasha began to argue in the car. Natasha then threw a cup at Clifford, which hit him in the shoulder. She then threw a second cup at him, but she missed, and the metal cup cracked the windshield. Clifford told police that Natasha then punched him in the face multiple times. Then, Clifford ended up running off the road and nearly into the grass on 101st due to Natasha grabbing the steering wheel and pulling it downward. Clifford stated that Natasha then grabbed his glasses and broke them in her hands.
According to Natasha, she punched Clifford three or four times in the face, but she never hit him with the cup because she missed, and it hit the windshield. Natasha also admitted to grabbing the steering wheel and advised that she intended to damage his car. Due to their child being in the backseat during the time of this reckless behavior, it was determined that the child was placed in danger.
37-year-old William Allen was booked on an outstanding warrant from June 29th for stalking his estranged wife. Devona Allen told police that her estranged husband had called her several times on the phone. In one of the conversations, William told her, “I am going to f*cking kill you b*tch! I will take the kids, and you will never see them again!” When officers asked her if she felt her husband would harm her, she stated that she believed he would. While officers were on scene, William called at least 5-6 times within 30-40 minutes. Devona noted that since June 2nd, 2023, William had called every day without fail. Devona added that William also had a tracking device on her vehicle and tracked her to Nashville. William Allen was taken into custody and charged with stalking on December 28th.
24-year-old Nathaniel Taylor was jailed on December 28th after crashing into a fence on Kingsbury Road. When police arrived, they observed a silver Buick with a crushed chain link fence beneath it. Officers noted there was vomit on Taylor’s shirt and the floorboard. Taylor admitted to drinking around 10 Miller beers within 30 minutes of the crash. He then performed poorly on sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
31-year-old Clint Larsen was jailed on December 15th after rear-ending a K9 police vehicle on Merchants Boulevard with his white F-350. When officers arrived on the scene, they observed Larsen with bloodshot eyes and unsteady on his feet. Larsen was asked to perform sobriety tests, but he refused. He was then taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. He later made a spontaneous utterance that he only had two beers before driving. A search of the vehicle yielded a Ruger handgun in the driver’s side door within arms reach and an empty beer can in the back seat. It was later discovered that Larsen had been driving on a revoked license and had two prior DUI’s.
28-year-old Zachary Burr was jailed on December 15th for assaulting his wife when she wouldn’t have sex with him. Tess Burr told police that her husband came home from a Christmas party and wanted to have sex, but she refused because he was drunk. He then became agitated, and they started arguing. When Tess went outside for a smoke, Zachary pushed her against the glass sliding door and told her he wished she would die. According to Tess, her husband opened the sliding door, pushed her outside, and slammed the door on her ankle. Zachary told police that he argued with his wife but at no point became physical. Zachary Burr was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault on December 16th.
26-year-old Lachelle Gatewood was booked for punching a woman in the face at a Christmas party on Snowball Lane on December 25th. Semone Wingfiled-Turrner told police that while at the party, she had gotten into an argument with Gatewood and was punched in her mouth. This resulted in a busted and swollen lip. Lachelle Gatewood was taken into custody and charged with assault on December 28th.
43-year-old Tamara Brocks was jailed on December 16th after writing a worthless check at Advance Financial on Heritage Pointe Drive. Ms. Brocks deposited a check and cashed the same check the next day. Advance Financial lost $897.64 in worthless checks due to this incident. Tamara Brocks was taken into custody and charged with cashing worthless checks.