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In mid-January, Octavia Evans says she was sleeping at her boyfriend’s house on Bank Street when her phone rang a 3:40 a.m. from a female friend. Her boyfriend, 29-year-old Ralph Frierson, heard her talking and reportedly came into the room demanding to know who she was speaking to, convinced it was another man. She says she explained it was one of her girlfriends, but he pulled out a black handgun and threatened to kill her if she didn’t immediately leave his home. She says as she was grabbing her things he placed the gun to her head and told her to exit via the rear door.
She was convinced he was going to shoot her so she fled toward the street screaming for anyone to help her, with him following her. The commotion woke neighbors who began to come outside and police quickly arrived, but not before Mr. Frierson fled in his vehicle. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Ralph Frierson was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on 01/31/2022, on the outstanding warrant charging him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. After posting a $15,000 bond he was released to his 956 Blank Street address in Nashville.