22-year-old Galashay Weaver was involved in a domestic altercation with her ex-boyfriend, James Bullard, on February 10th. Weaver showed up at Bullard’s residence and kicked on his front door, leaving a footprint on it. Weaver proceeded to take a small cooler that was outside his home and threw it at the door as well. Attempting to scare Bullard, Weaver reached into her purse and pulled out a handgun. Weaver proceeded to leave shortly after. Galashay Weaver was taken into custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault.
29-year-old Kevin Mesa was involved in an altercation with his co-workers, Marissa Johnson and Alexis Bryant, at a get-together on Edmondson Ferry Road early February 10th. Johnson and Bryant hosted a get-together at their home. During the gathering, Mesa got into an argument with Johnson. The argument escalated to Mesa putting Johnson in a chokehold. Johnson stated she could not breathe, so Bryant intervened to get Mesa off of Johnson. Due to this, Mesa then put Bryant into a chokehold as well. Johnson began to strike Mesa in the head with a fist, causing him to let go of Bryant. Mesa and his wife then left the residence. Johnson stated that she also could not breathe when she was held in a chokehold by Mesa. Kevin Mesa was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault.
24-year-old Derek Nicholson was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Alexis Harman, at High Street on February 5th. When officers arrived at the mentioned location, Nicholson was seen running away into the woods behind the house. Harman made contact with the officers and told them that Nicholson had hit her in the nose. Harman stated this assault was during an argument regarding her phone, leaving her with bloody nostrils. A witness also confirmed that Nicholson struck her in her nose. Officers later learned Nicholson has an active COR with Harman, which he violated by assaulting her. Derek Nicholson was taken into custody and charged with contempt and aggravated assault.
24-year-old Tyeisha Pace was involved in a domestic altercation with her boyfriend, Lamont Lockhart, at the Baltimore Drive Townhouses on February 6th. Officers arrived and contacted Lockhart, who stated that he and Pace had an argument that got physical. Lockhart advised that Pace punched him in the face, hit him with a lightbulb, and hit him in the face with a cup containing milk. This led to Lockhart sustaining numerous injuries, including a bruised and swollen lip, a contusion/bruise behind his ear, and marks on his neck. Officers also noted that Lockhart was drenched in milk. When officers spoke with Pace, she stated there was a dispute, but it didn’t get physical. Tyeisha Pace was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.
45-year-old Brandy Bauer had an altercation with her roommate, Bardomlano Sixto, at their residence on Power Street in the early hours of February 8th. When officers arrived, they spoke with Sixto, who advised that he and Bauer had argued. He explained that during the argument, Bauer went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife before stepping toward him. Then, Bauer dropped the knife and pushed him onto the ground. Bauer was deemed the primary aggressor and taken into custody for aggravated domestic assault.
33-year-old Chasity Jones was involved in a domestic altercation with her boyfriend, Lawrence McClung, at the apartment on Peacher’s Mill Road on December 27th, 2023. The dispute began with a verbal argument between Jones and McClung. The argument became heated as Jones started punching McClung in the mouth several times. The punches left multiple abrasions on McClung’s lips. McClung was then able to separate himself from her and call 911. Officers later discovered that Jones has an active COR with McClung listed as a protected party. Chasity Jones was taken into custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault.
38-year-old Andrew Folk was involved in a domestic altercation with his wife, Michele Shatka, at Lafayette Point Circle on December 17th, 2023. The conflict began when the couple was drinking, and Shatka accused Folk of liking underage girls, which caused him to become angry. Folk then lunged for Shatka’s throat, and she fought him off. The couple continued to argue when Folk’s dog bit her. Folk then choked and shoved Shatka against the footboard of the bed. When Shatka got thrown against the bed, she could not breathe and believed her ribs to be broken. Folk then called 911, stated that he thought that Shatka’s ribs were broken, and then fled in his vehicle. Folk was taken into custody and charged with aggravated 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.
53-year-old Tammy Williams was involved in a domestic altercation with her wife, Karen Latham, at the Turtle Creek Townhomes on January 26th. The couple were in the midst of an argument when Williams armed herself with a kitchen knife and held it to Latham’s throat. When officers searched Williams’s person, they located a bag containing what looked to be a white rock and a plastic pipe wrapped with wire. The white rock substance tested positive for Crack Cocaine. Tammy Williams was taken into custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault, simple possession or casual exchange, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
23-year-old Demarrio Borum, an employee of Sanderson Pike, had an altercation with his girlfriend, Ms. Patterson, at his Trenton Village apartment on January 28th. Patterson spoke with officers when they arrived, advising them that Borum pushed her down onto her bed, placed his hand on the base of her neck, and choked her. Patterson said Borum let go, and she went to the living room to gather her belongings. Borum then pushed her onto the couch. Patterson said she left the apartment when Borum told her to. Officers deemed Borum as the primary aggressor and went to detain him. When detaining Borum, he pulled away, so officers brought him to the ground. While on the ground, Borum grabbed an officer’s taser, pulled on it, and broke the cartridge. The estimated value of the cartridge is $100.00. Borum was taken into custody for aggravated domestic assault, assault against a first responder, resisting arrest, and vandalism.
27-year-old US Army Soldier Trevor James Zandt had an altercation with his girlfriend, Mackenzie Underwood, at their Falkland Circle residence on January 19th. Underwood spoke with the authorities on January 26th due to another altercation, advising them of both incidents. Underwood stated that she and Zandt argued for most of the day on January 19th. Later that day, Zandt came up behind her in the kitchen, placed his arm around her neck in a chokehold, and strangled her. She provided a picture from the day after showing a bruise on her neck. Underwood then explained the altercation that occurred earlier that day, advising that Zandt grabbed her legs and attempted to pull her out of her vehicle. Underwood and Zandt both told officers about an unreported domestic history between them. Zandt was taken into custody for aggravated domestic assault on January 26th.
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.
25-year-old Gabrielle Nicole Pearce had an altercation with her ex-boyfriend, Jacob Riihimaa, at his residence on High Point Road late January 23rd. Riihimaa stated in his 911 call that a firearm discharged in the driveway. Officers arrived, and Riihimaa told them Pearce had come by to get her dogs. He stated they argued, during which Pearce slapped him repeatedly, and then she got into the driver’s seat of her truck. Riihimaa stood outside her vehicle when she kicked and slapped him before retrieving a black Sig-Sauer handgun, pointed it at him, and threatened to shoot him in the kneecap. Then, she aimed it at his head, stowed it, grabbed it again, and fired it toward his knee. He was not struck but stated he “felt his pant leg move” when she shot it. Officers observed a mark on the driveway consistent with his statement. Pearce was taken into custody for domestic aggravated assault on January 18th.
24-year-old Marianna Key was involved in a domestic altercation with her boyfriend, Joseph Copeland, at West Rossview Road on January 6th. The conflict began when Joseph heard the wrench in his motorcycle jacket hit the ground in a separate room. He walked into the bedroom to see Marianna holding his gun to her head. Joseph proceeded to jump on top of Marianna and wrestle the gun away from her, which prompted her to point the gun at him. Joseph was able to get the gun in his possession, but he left the house immediately after. The altercation left minor lacerations to Joseph’s lips.
When officers spoke to Marianna, she stated that she was in the bedroom with the door closed, and Joseph opened the door with a gun in his hand and pointed it at his head. She stated that he then sat the gun down on the bed, jumped on top of her, and grabbed her throat, causing redness in her neck and chest area. Marianna, however, told officers that she never hit Joseph. Due to the inconsistencies in Marianna’s statements and the injuries present on both, officers concluded that Marianna was the primary aggressor. Marianna Key was taken into custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault.
22-year-old Jacquilyne Allen was jailed after police found marijuana in her Evans Road home. Police responded to the Evans Road residence for a domestic violence call. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Jacquilyne Allen and Gacoby Nightingale. Both alleged that a physical assault occurred. However, officers could not determine a primary aggressor due to the pair’s conflicting stories. Nightingale alleged that Allen had punched and kicked him. Allen, however, alleged that Nightingale had thrown her down the back door stairs. Allen had bruises on her legs, and Nightingale had no injuries. While on the scene, officers noticed a bag of marijuana sitting on a table near the couch. Other officers noticed a glass bowl and a rolling tray in the living room. Allen was heard asking Nightingale if he would take responsibility for “the weed.” Neither Allen nor Nightingale claimed the drugs or paraphernalia. Because of this and the conflicting stories, officers placed both Allen and Nightingale in custody. The pair also has a prior history of domestic assault. Jacquilyne Allen was charged with contempt, aggravated assault, simple possession, and drug paraphernalia.
30-year-old Michael Bertinotti was jailed after an argument with his ex-girlfriend, Heather Franklin, became physical at their Ermine Drive residence on December 28th. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke to Bertinotti. Bertinotti advised that he and Heather Franklin had a verbal argument in the basement of the residence. Bertinotti insisted that nothing physical had occurred and that he had left after the argument had ended. Officers then contacted Heather Franklin, who advised that she and Bertinotti had verbally argued. Franklin added that she decided to break up with Bertinotti during the argument. Franklin stated that she grabbed her handgun from the bedroom and proceeded to leave the residence. As Franklin was leaving, Bertinotti retrieved his rifle and told her that he had a “bigger weapon.” Bertinotti proceeded to point the rifle at her and put it against her head. Franklin did not sustain any injuries from the incident. Michael Bertinotti was taken into custody and charged with aggravated domestic assault.
33-year-old Terry Roberson was jailed after having a physical altercation with his estranged wife, Erica Roberson, on December 24th. Officers met Erica in the parking lot of Walmart on Wilma Rudolph. Erica noted that she and Terry are currently going through a divorce. Erica advised the Officers that she had come home from grocery shopping when Terry proceeded to go through her belongings. Terry then accused her of buying things, including lingerie, to wear for someone else. Erica stated that Terry began to get aggressive and throw stuff out of her suitcase, making a mess. Terry then took Erica’s phone after she threatened to call the police, causing Erica to fear for her life. Erica tried asking Terry to return her phone. In response, Terry grabbed Erica by her neck and broke the bathroom door by throwing her against it. Terry then left the scene, and Erica contacted the police. Terry Roberson was taken into custody on December 28th and charged with aggravated assault.
23-year-old Ja’Tavious Starnes was jailed after assaulting the mother of his child, Diamond Tankard, at her Alexander Road residence on December 29th. Officers observed surveillance video of the incident occurring. The footage shows Starnes and Tankard arriving at Tankard’s home and walking to the front door. Within minutes of arriving at the front door, Starnes and Tankard can be heard arguing. Officers then observed Starnes forcefully grabbing Tankard’s phone and shoving her off the porch into the nearby bushes. A check through NCIC showed that Starnes has active conditions of release in Montgomery County, with Tankard being the protected party. Ja’Tavious Starnes was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, contempt, out-of-county warrants, and fugitive hold.
30-year-old Laderrious Carter was booked for beating up his girlfriend so severely that she ended up in the hospital on December 13th. Police responded to Tennova ER and spoke with Cynthia Lee, who advised that she had gotten into an argument with her ex-boyfriend about infidelity issues. During the argument, Laderrious began hitting her all over her arms and head. Cynthia stated that after the attack, Laderrious struck her in the head with an unknown object that caused a deep gash over her left eye. She added that a week prior, Ladderious punched her in the temple and knocked her out. Laderrious Carter was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault on December 16th.
25-year-old Tawon Shaw was jailed on December 26th after forcefully pulling down his girlfriend’s undergarments. Police responded to Eagles Nest Lane in response to a violation of Shaw’s conditions of release. Princess Raine advised that she watched her boyfriend of two years pull into her driveway and enter her home with a key he had. She ran upstairs to the bathroom, where he approached her and pulled her sweatpants and undergarments down, exposing her private areas. He continued to pull her pants down, and she believed it was to check if she had been sexually active before his arrival. A search through NCIC showed an active COR, and a warrant for sexual battery was petitioned for. The couple has a previous history of domestic assault as well. Tawon Shaw was taken into custody and charged with three counts of contempt, two counts of aggravated assault, sexual battery, and false imprisonment.