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.
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.
29-year-old Anita Nicole Barnes had an altercation with her co-worker, Michelle Thomas, at Dollar General on Trenton Road on November 17th, 2022. Thomas advised the officers that they argued, and Barnes walked to the parking lot. Thomas followed her, telling her she needed to leave, and then she pushed her and left. Barnes was taken into custody over a year later, on December 11th, 2023, for assault.
34-year-old David Ralston was involved in multiple altercations outside of Wise Guys Bar in the early hours of December 9th. Christine Lisle was asked by two males, one being Ralston and another being her friend, to take them to Wise Guys Bar from Billy’s Bar and Grill on Dover Road. Both men sat in the back seat, and Ralston sat behind her. He began to grab her breast multiple times while she was driving. Lisle and her friend told Ralston to stop several times, but he only stopped after she slapped him. Her friend told Ralston to get out of the car. When he confronted him outside of the car, Ralston struck him multiple times and took him to the ground. He attempted to defend himself shortly after, but Ralston ran into the woods. Witnesses saw these events and called the police, reporting that there were two individuals in the woods by Rookies Bar. Upon officers making contact with Ralston behind Rookies, officers observed that he was shoeless, rolling around on the ground, and yelling. While speaking with him, there was a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his person. The officers deemed Ralston to be a danger to himself and others. Ralston was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication, assault, and sexual battery.
34-year-old Samaria Mims-Rolland was driving on Madison Street on October 23rd with her friend Samantha Farris. While driving, they got into a verbal altercation, and Mims-Rolland got physical. Mims-Rolland hit Farris multiple times, which caused Farris to sustain injuries to her nose, arms, and eye. Mims-Rolland was taken into custody and charged with assault.
62-year-old Eugene Roach was involved in an altercation with Marcus Merriweather on Maple Street on October 20th. Merriweather was relaxing in his backyard when Roach came in and began yelling and cursing at him. Roach continued to get upset with Merriweather to the extent that he pushed him and threatened to do more bodily harm. Roach was taken into custody and charged with assault.
38-year-old Sonseray Welch was involved in an altercation with her upstairs neighbor, Alexis Johnson, at Fieldstone Village on November 5th. The conflict started when Johnson was “being too loud,” so Welch got her broom and started to hit it on the ceiling. Welch then went up to Johnson’s room, pushed and punched her while pulling her hair. Johnson was able to provide law enforcement with video proof of the assault. Welch was taken into custody and charged with assault.
19-year-old Madison Brooks was seen with her friend, Akirah Venerable, jumping a woman on Georgia Ave on November 12th. Ms. Thompson was walking home when Brooks approached her and pulled her hair, causing her to fall. When she fell, Venerable got on top of her and began punching her in the face, which caused bruises on her eye and abrasions on her upper lip. Brooks was taken into custody and charged with assault.
20-year-old Akirah Venerable was seen with her friend, Madison Brooks, jumping Ms. Thompson at Georgia Ave on November 12th. Thompson was walking home when Brooks approached her and pulled her hair, causing her to fall. When she fell, Venerable got on top of her and began punching her in the face, which caused bruises on her eye and abrasions on her upper lip. Venerable was taken into custody and charged with assault.
19-year-old Trinity Bell was with Madison Llewellyn when she grabbed Llewellyn out of the car and assaulted her. Bell pulled her out of the vehicle by the hair and proceeded to punch her multiple times and spit on her. Bell was taken into custody and charged with simple assault.
20-year-old Makayla Glover was at Wal-Mart when she got into an altercation on November 1 with two acquaintances, Ms. Shepherd and Shaan Schoonmaker, whom she had met prior. Glover got into the face of Shepherd, and Schoonmaker stepped in to break it up before anything happened, but shortly after, he was punched and bitten by Glover. Glover was taken into custody and charged with assault.
18-year-old Shanya Denay Harris was taken in custody on October 31st for an outstanding warrant regarding an assault that occurred at McDonald’s on October 26th. Harris was at work when she and two others approached her manager, Jahreise Martin, and she began pushing and hitting him. McDonald’s provided footage showing the incident. Then, when Harris was arrested on October 31st, a subsequent search yielded in officers finding a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol in her front right pocket and a “nicotine vapor device.” Additionally, Harris was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and prohibited purchase of a tobacco product by a minor.
39-year-old Stephanie Sims was booked on an outstanding warrant from July 20th when she reportedly punched Antoinette Bessellieu in the face after an argument between the two about Sim’s adult daughter, Nashayla Young. The punch left visible lacerations on Antionette’s face, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
21-year-old Nashayla Young was booked on an outstanding warrant from July 20th for the assault of Antoinette Bessellieu. Young’s mother, Stephanie Sims, and Bessellieu were having a conversation when Sims punched Bessellieu, and Young joined in to assault her. Her mother was later also booked for the assault.
31-year-old Kira Pace was booked on July 10th after threatening to assault a coworker. Amanda French reported that she and Kira were working together on Hereford Boulevard when Kira started telling and making threats to assault her and then, before leaving, threw chemicals on the walls and her vehicle, causing approximately $600 worth of damages.
32-year-old Carlos Joseph, an employee at Oak Plains Academy, was jailed on May 10th on an outstanding warrant alleging he slammed a 13-year-old student to the ground last year. Mr. Joseph tried to take some headphones from a student, but when the student didn’t release them, he slammed them to the ground. There was video evidence of the incident that revealed the student never acted aggressively toward Mr. Jospeh before the assault.
Police say 30-year-old Shalyn Phelps assaulted a man who backed into her vehicle at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Whitfield Road on April 4. Phelps says Daniel Ritche carelessly backed into her car, and that’s when she exited her vehicle and began to bang on his truck windows. Ritchie exited his truck, and Phelps began to attack him, landing some punches to his face. When he pushed her away, she pepper-sprayed him. Officers documented blood and scratches on the victim’s face.
25-year-old Tammee Dees was booked on an outstanding warrant charging her with assault, stemming from a February incident at N’Quire Bar & Lounge on Riverside Drive. She reportedly jumped over the bar of the venue and punched Trevion Pollard without provocation. She then began to punch Nakysha Bratcher several times, leaving both with injuries.
22-year-old Bruce Tidwell was found slumped over his steering wheel on the side of the highway. On 02/19/2023, Officer Wright responded to a welfare check After THP Trooper Crysel was unable to get a response from Tidwell, who was passed out over his steering wheel. After banging on the window and shouting, Tidwell was able to exit the vehicle but was so intoxicated he fell asleep while standing up and staggered around. He would not comply with sobriety tests, and the decision was made to take Tidwell into custody. Once Tidwell was told he was being handcuffed, he started to fight back violently, causing himself and the officer to fall to the ground in a struggle. He was finally escorted to the patrol car.
The officer opened the door to remove a bag and Tidwell kicked the door shut on him causing the officer to fall and causing damage to the inside of the vehicle. Tidwell was finally taken to booking. Once there, Deputy Cornett responded to deputy needs assistance call. Upon arrival Tidwell was kicking at other deputies and screaming, “I AM NOT STAYING IN THIS CELL!” He wrestled the deputy into the cell with him. During this time, he also bit the deputy in the leg.
51-year-old Dena Evans was found face down in the driver’s seat with her foot trapped in the dashboard of her overturned vehicle on February 9 at 5 p.m. As firefighters extracted Evans from the wreckage, she began yelling and cursing at them and kicked them while they placed her on a spine board. Once loaded onto a stretcher, Evans began to spit at the first responders. She was highly intoxicated, and an open bottle of Old English 800 was found inside the vehicle.