30-year-old Ashley Zachariason was jailed on October 22nd after police observed her red buick going 72 mph down Warfield Boulevard, normally a 50 mph zone. Officers caught up with the vehicle as it merged onto Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. A traffic stop was conducted behind Lowes Drive, where they could smell alcohol coming from Ms. Ashley’s breath. She admitted having a few drinks earlier that night while celebrating her 30th birthday. She consented to sobriety tests, performed poorly, and was taken into custody. While searching her vehicle, officers located a nearly empty, opened bottle of Crown Royal. Police noted that after several minutes of yelling from Ms. Ashley and applying scratch marks to the forms with a pen, she was transported to the Magistrate’s office.
25-year-old Jeffery Gray is facing multiple charges after an argument with his wife on February 7 got out of hand. The victim says Gray got on top of her on the bed and began to choke her as the argument escalated. As she attempted to call 911, he grabbed the phone from her. As she was able to escape his grasp on the bed and stand up, he reportedly strangled her from behind.
The Golden Corral restaurant on Wilma Rudolph scored an 82 on a state health inspection Tuesday. According to the report, there was juice from raw animal products pooled on the floor of the walk-in cooler, a below-acceptable level of sanitizer in the dishwashing machine, Chicken held at 107 F, green bean casserole held at 129 F; both should be 165 F. Sauce for Mexican rice was also below temperature. Chicken and sauce were embargoed. A wet table wiping cloth was stored on the food prep area, and raw fish was stored at 45 F.
23-year-old Kaleb Smith is charged with the assault of a juvenile female inside a Clarksville McDonald’s on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. Police say video footage confirms the affidavit, which alleges Smith assaulted the juvenile co-worker by grabbing her by the wrists and dragging her across the floor of the restaurant.
THP Trooper David Dacosta says 47-year-old Jason Lee Bentley was traveling at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone on Wilma Rudolph Blvd Friday night when he also changed lanes while speeding without using a signal. During a subsequent traffic stop, Bentley admitted to drinking two alcoholic beverages shortly before driving. After performing poorly on field sobriety tests, Bently was transported to Tennova Sango ER for a blood draw and charged with DUI. He had a prior DUI conviction in 1999.
The Department of Health conducted a routine inspection of Whitt’s BBQ on Wilma Rudulph Blvd on Wednesday and gave the restaurant a score of 68. 30 pounds of cooked beef was embargoed, some of it was cooked 21 days ago, and was still in the walk-in-cooler for use. The maximum allowed is seven days. A dozen other violations were noted, including no running water in the smokehouse, a sink clogged up with black standing water, meat products too warm in the walk-in-cooler, and too cool in the food warmers, by over forty degrees.
25-year-old Leslie McIntyre called Clarksville Police to report she believed her two-year-old daughter had been kidnapped by a family friend. As the investigation continued, McIntyre further revealed she had left the child with the family friend while she “went shopping”, and returned to find both the family friend and her daughter missing from the Motel 6 room where she was staying. She stated that prior to leaving, she and the friend were drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while looking after the child at the hotel.
Police contacted the friend, who returned the child to the scene, but stated the mother had been gone for over 5 hours and didn’t leave any provisions for the child, prompting their departure to handle the needs of life. CPS responded to the scene and the mother tested positive for benzodiazepines, amphetamines, methamphetamines, and THC. McIntyre was initially held on a $20,000 bond and the child was taken into children’s protective custody.
A group of four-wheelers and dirtbikes performing stunts and driving recklessly across Clarksville has resulted in the arrest of one driver, Kalin Marshall, who is now free on a $50,000 bond, and a warrant being issued for the arrest of Jaylon Rodney, with a $20,000 bond attached. The two are both a part of the larger #931BikeLife group which performs stunts on public roadways in Clarksville and recently fled from police.
Clarksville’s most well-known leader and organizer for Black Lives Matter, 34-year-old Orlandes Maurice Stegall, was jailed Saturday after witnesses reported a black man with a gun driving a Chevy Silverado was arguing with a white female in a Ford Edge as both vehicles were traveling near Ft. Campbell Blvd.
The woman was identified as Stegall’s girlfriend, Crystal McAdams, told police she had confronted Stegall about a rumor she had heard, and why he was leaving the house at 3 a.m. all “dressed up”. She says he slapped her in the face, grabbed her by the neck, and broke her phone when she tried to call 911. She then grabbed her child and fled the home in her vehicle for safety, and Maurice Stegall followed in his vehicle. He is charged with felony aggravated assault, vandalism, and interference with a 911 call.
23-year-old Zaria Metcalfe faces multiple charges after fleeing from officers during a suspected DUI traffic stop. Once she was in custody and transported to the Montgomery County Jail she refused to change out of her clothing and into a smock, prompting MCSO Officer Luketic to threaten to use chemical spray on her if she didn’t comply.
She continued to refuse and stated: “B*tch, Spray Me!” – and the officers obliged with a “short burst” of chemical spray to her face. As the officer felt she was complying, Zaria Metcalfe punched her in the face.