19-year-old Mariana Illescas was jailed on August 25th after police responded to what was initially coded as a suicide threat in Lasaters’ parking lot on Highway 76. Illescas told police that she and her boyfriend were arguing about their relationship, and she pushed him twice, harder the second time. Police asked Elijah Yarbrough about the incident, and he stated that his girlfriend pushed him lightly, but he would not give a written statement. There is no prior domestic violence history between the two.
36-year-old John Massey is accused of calling a Black employee of Mike’s Bar & Grill a “monkey” on the night of September 1st. Clarksville Police Officer Robert Thompson responded to a fight-in-progress call at the Lowes Drive bar just before midnight and made contact with Massey, who had just been asked to leave the business. Despite saying he would leave on his own, he reportedly continued to argue with staff in front of the business while putting on his motorcycle helmet. Officers say Massey called a Black employee of Mike’s Bar a “monkey,” which started yet another exchange of yelling and threats in front of the business.