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Concerns were raised by some this week when Nashville Rapper David Brown, better known as Young Buck, was arrested and the homeless shelter was used as both his home address and his bond-out address on all the official police and jail paperwork. We spoke to Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry’s Office, who he had been photographed with days before his arrest, to see if he had been done a favor by the office, which they denied. We then spoke to Metro Nasvhille Police, who after consulting with their arresting officer, confirmed that Young Buck had nowhere to go other than his ex-girlfriend’s home, where he was no longer welcome, making him ‘homeless’ on all official records.
In an email from Don Aaron, Public Relations Director of the Metro Nashville Police Department, given the chance to correct the potential error, he verified with the responding officers the following day, he confirmed that Young Buck had nowhere to stay other than the home of his ex-girlfriend, Rosa Cameron. Cameron stated he was no longer welcome at her residence, which left the police to use the only other available address for him, which was the homeless shelter.
Below is the arrest report that details why Young Buck was arrested and charged with vandalism, and the report that contains the Nashville Rescue Mission / homeless shelter as his primary address (639 Lafayette Street).
Below is the full email exchange about the correctness of the address used during the arrest: