38-year-old Marcel Dawon Claybrooks is charged with domestic assault after police say he doused his mother’s house in gasoline after an argument. Shirley Tapps says she was having an argument with her son, Marcel, when he stated, “I’ll show you!” and walked across the street to a neighbor’s home and retrieved a red gas can. He reportedly returned to his mother’s home and walked around the perimeter of the residence, soaking it in gasoline. Shirly called 911 to report she was in fear he was about to light her house on fire. Officers arrived to find Marcel sitting on the front porch and noted a strong smell of gasoline about the residence.
32-year-old Fort Campbell Soldier Ryan Ian Bedell told Clarksville police he had a “couple of beers” before he crashed his red Chevrolet truck into three parked cars on Carter Road. Officers arrived and reported Bedell had red, bloodshot eyes and reeked of alcohol. When asked how drunk he was on a scale of 1-10, Bedell stated, “2”. He performed poorly on all field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI. Bedell is a member of the 187 3rd Battalion, an Iron Rakkasan.
45-year-old Alison Marie Gibson first caught the eye of police when she was driving just over 30 mph in a 45mph zone near Jackson Rd & Fort Campbell Blvd and not staying between the lines of her lane even at slow speeds. During a subsequent traffic stop, Officer Malone smelled alcohol coming from her breath, and she performed poorly on field sobriety tests. In the front near her was an open box of wine. She was transported to Tennova for a blood sample and booked on the charge of DUI.
23-year-old National Guard Soldier Nathaniel Gann was erratically driving a red Ford Mustang late Friday night on Providence Blvd. When officers arrived on the street, they observed the Mustang traveling at only 15 mph and swerving onto sidewalks, and barely missing utility poles. Once the vehicle was stopped, Gann was noted to be extremely intoxicated and could barely stand when he exited the car. He admitted to drinking at Hooters prior to driving. There was a handgun in the backseat, which had been reported stolen, and seven open beer cans. A search of the trunk revealed nine more open beer cans and a shotgun. Lastly, Gann’s license was revoked from a prior DUI in 2021. Gann proudly stated he was a member of C troop, 1st quad, of the 278th ACR of the Tennessee Army National Guard.