Clarksville police responded to a suspicious activity call on August 9th near the Waffle House parking lot in downtown Clarksville. Officers arrived to find several people, a car, and a U-Haul truck. 33-year-old Robert Griffith, along with 36-year-old Heather Ramey, were both placing bags into a Hyundai sedan with plates that belonged to a Texas truck. The driver of the Hyundai, 36-year-old Bobbi Nicholson, and her passenger, 31-year-old Megan Garcia, were unable to explain the improper registration. In plain view, officers say they found cocaine in a small bag inside the car. An in-depth search revealed Fentanyl, heroin, a meth pipe, marijuana, and four snort straws.
On July 23rd at 3:03 a.m., the Waffle House at 1683 Fort Campbell Blvd was temporarily shut down by officials for being a fire hazard. 26-year-old Sydney Morris refused to leave the restaurant and insisted on arguing with police orders and their authority. As she was placed into custody for disorderly conduct, she refused to walk, forcing officers to drag her to the patrol vehicle. She then resisted being placed inside the patrol car and required multiple officers to place her inside.
20-year-old Selwyn-Lee Thompson told police his roommate, Marquis Jackson, assaulted him in the Waffle House parking lot when he refused to immediately take him home. As police investigated and arrested Jackson, they noticed that Thompson seemed extremely intoxicated, noting he was only 20-year-old. They also arrested Thompson, charging him with underage drinking. He admitted to drinking “4-5 beers”.
25-year-old soldier Marquis Jackson is charged with the felony aggravated domestic assault of his roommate, Selwyn-Lee Thompson after police responded to the Waffle House on Ft. Campbell Blvd earlier this month. The roommate says they were both sitting in a vehicle and Jackson asked him to take him home, however, the roommate denied the immediate request. Jackson then reportedly wrapped his arm around the 20-year-old’s throat, assaulting him. Officers noted several injuries consistent with an assault. The roommate was also arrested for underage drinking.
At 2:55 am, The Clarksville Police Department received several calls about a shooting that occurred at the Waffle House, 1683 Ft. Campbell Blvd. When officers arrived on the scene, they located one individual with 2 gunshot wounds and he was life-flighted to Nashville. The victim appears to have been inside a car when shot, which then crashed. Witnesses report hearing at least twenty shots.
Two other people drove themselves or were dropped off at Tennova Hospital and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH). They stated that they were at the Waffle House when the shooting occurred and their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The status of the individual that was life-flighted is unknown at this time.