Yoneisha Daniels charged with harassment / making threats to another woman

Shakyia Morris says that 23-year-old Yoneisha Antonetta Daniels won’t stop contacting her, despite repeated requests to stop. She filed a complaint and appeared before a magistrate to swear out a warrant in October, stating that Daniels was threatening physical harm to her. Daniels was booked on the outstanding warrant this week.

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Mayor & Council set to re-appoint embattled Roxy Director Ryan Bowie to Parking Commission for 2-year term

Ryan Bowie, who is embattled with allegations of inappropriate touching, sexual harassment, and financial mismanagement of the Roxy Regional Theatre, is set to be re-appointed to the City Of Clarksville’s Parking Commission. The resolution will be presented at tonight’s Executive Session of the Clarksville City Council on the consent agenda, which is reserved for legislation that is not expected to have any discussion or disagreement. If passed, he would serve until October 2024. You can email the council here: citycouncil@cityofclarksville.com

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City won’t investigate touching/sexual harassment complaints on Roxy’s Ryan Bowie; he will continue working with children & the theatre

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…]

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Actors say Roxy Theatre Director Ryan Bowie harassed, stalked, touched without consent

An actor at the Roxy Regional Theatre says he and a dozen others have been victims of harassment and inappropriate conduct by Director Ryan Bowie for at least the past year, with some complaints going back much further. In January, after several actors detailed formal complaints, the theatre’s Board of Directors & the Executive Committee admitted “mistakes have been made” and determined that Bowie, along with other staff, would enroll in “extensive HR training,” and someone on-site would be trained as an “Intimacy Choreographer.” Additionally, an HR Director would be appointed. Now that the city is directly involved with the theatre and its liability, the actors, and some city council members, are still concerned about ongoing issues at the downtown Clarksville landmark and are calling for action — they want Bowie removed as the Executive Director, weary of several lawsuit threats involving his actions.

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Brianna Michelle Arquitt charged with harassing Natasha Herbaut

Natasha Marie Herbaut has taken out yet another harassment warrant for another woman in Clarksville. In an affidavit she swore out before a judicial commissioner on August 8th, she states that on July 23rd, 31-year-old Brianna Michelle Arquitt continued to contact her via call and text, despite telling her to stop. She says some of the messages were “offensive in nature.” Arquitt was booked on the outstanding warrant on August 15th and charged with harassment.

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Melissa Webb charged with harassment of Natasha Herbaut

31-year-old Natasha Marie Herbaut says she is tired of being contacted by 21-year-old Melissa Webb and has repeatedly told her to cease contact. Despite those demands, she says Webb continues to text her phone and post messages to her on social media that are “offensive.” On August 8th, Herbaut went before a judicial commissioner and swore out a harassment warrant, and Webb was booked into custody earlier this week.

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Felicia Snipes charged with harassment of Courtney Shank via calls, texts, & social media

47-year-old Felicia Snipes was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Tuesday on an outstanding warrant charging her with harassment. The warrant, which was taken out by Courtney Shank on March 21st, alleges that Snipes has continued to contact her via calls, texts, and social media messages, despite demands to stop. The messages were reportedly of a threatening nature to both Shank and her family.

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Kristina Hood charged with slicing up her ex-boyfriend’s expensive sneakers, harassing his new girlfriend

29-year-old Kristina Hood now faces felony vandalism and misdemeanor harassment charges after she just can’t leave her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend alone. Her ex-boyfriend came by to pick up his shoes from her residence, and when he returned home and opened the boxes, the six pairs of shoes all had cuts across them, she had destroyed them with some sharp object like a knife or scissors. The shoes were valued at $1,500. She is also charged with harassing his new girlfriend by sending alarming and threatening text messages to her cell phone despite repeated demands to stop. More recently, she started calling the victim’s place of work, placing her in fear.

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Robert Price charged with stalking Clarksville woman, free on $500 bond

Police say 30-year-old Robert Price sent a message via social media to a Clarksville woman, at which time she reportedly thanked him for complimenting her, but requested that there be no further communication from him. There were 24 further consecutive messages to the victim until he was blocked from messaging her. The victim says Price then came to her place of employment on 3 separate occasions over a one-week period, but made no purchases and had no other reason to be on the property, causing her to be in further fear and distress. Police charged Price with stalking, and he’s free on a $500 bond.

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Jonathan Smith charged after threatening to release intimate photos of his ex-lover

28-year-old Jonathan Mark Smith was jailed this week on a new harassment charge after his ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Ann Cabral, says he continues to call her to ask for money and make threats to release her intimate photos in an attempt to jeopardize her military career. A commissioner set his bond for this charge at $500. He also has a prior pending domestic assault case with the same victim.

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