Tourist tosses wife onto the ground on Broadway in front of officers — Wes Morris arrested #VisitMusicCity

Tourist tosses wife onto the ground on Broadway in front of officers — Wes Morris arrested #VisitMusicCity

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39-year-old Wes Morris, from Lousiville, KY, was walking near an intersection in downtown Nashville when officers say they observed him grab his wife around the neck/shoulders and throw her to the ground during an argument. Police say both parties were heavily intoxicated. Morris is charged with domestic assault and public intoxication.

COMPLAINT:
2021-0466244
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
THE DEFENDANT, MR. MORRIS, IS THE HUSBAND TO THE VICTIM, MRS. MORRIS.

ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2021, WHILE WORKING THE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT INITIATIVE IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE, OFFICERS VIEWED THE DEFENDANT, MR. MORRIS, WALKING ACROSS REP. JOHN LEWIS WAY WITH HIS WIFE, THE VICTIM, MRS. MORRIS NEAR BROADWAY.

AN ARGUMENT BEGAN BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES AND FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, THE DEFENDANT GRABBED A HOLD OF THE VICTIM AROUND HER SHOULDER/NECK AREA AND THREW HER DOWN ONTO THE GROUND. AFTER SEPARATING BOTH PARTIES AND MAKING CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM, SHE STATED SHE DID NOT RECEIVE ANY INJURIES.

WHEN OFFICERS SPOKE WITH THE DEFENDANT, HE SMELLED OF ALCOHOL, COULD NOT STAND ON HIS OWN TWO FEET, AND HAD VERY SLURRED SPEECH. AS THE VICTIM WAS TOO INTOXICATED TO TESTIFY AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT, OFFICERS PROSECUTED ON HER BEHALF AS THE ASSAULT OCCURRED IN THEIR PRESENCE.

PROSECUTOR:
STEVEN P BEGLEY / 352168 / MNPD
SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:
BRUCE KESSLER 09/03/2021 21:32
VICTIM:
BRITTANY ALBRIGHT MORRIS
Wesley Morris (MNPD)
Wesley Morris (MNPD)
CASE CHARGE BOND
GS951276 PUBLIC INTOXICATION 100
GS951277 DOMESTIC ASSAULT PROVOCATIVE CONTACT 1000

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DEFENDANT: MORRIS, WESLEY
AKA(s):
ADDRESS: 1012 FOSSIL CREEK CIR
LOUISVILLE, KY 40245
JMS ID:
CONTROL ID: 603810
SEX: M
RACE: WHITE
DOB: 03/09/1982 (39)
ADMITTED:
RELEASED:
BOND VIA: RADER

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