Police responded to a gas station on Old Harding Pike on March 29th and met with 32-year-old Shanniece Kodjo, who called them to the locations. The reason for her call wasn’t immediately apparent in court records, however, police say when they arrived she admitted she had consumed at least two alcoholic drinks and had a slight odor of alcohol about her. She also stated she owned a handgun, and it was with her in the vehicle. She gave consent for officers to retrieve it, at which point she was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence.
24-year-old Michael Ozzy was recording a hockey game at Bridgestone Area when he was asked to stop the activity. He reportedly continued as was eventually asked to leave the game due to not following the house rules. He left to appease security, then returned right back to the property. When officers explained he was under arrest for criminal trespass he fled. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit, near 7th Ave & Broadway. Police say he pulled away and resisted arrest.
38-year-old Bertin Bayisenge is charged with assaulting his 2-year-old son, who is diagnosed with Autism, by repeatedly striking him in the back of the head after picking him up by his shirt and yelling at him in a fit of anger. The child’s mother says Bayisenge was intoxicated when he came home and assaulted the child, and was also verbally abusive. The couple was in an argument when the autistic child rand toward the father, which is when the assault occurred. Police documented an injury to the child’s head, and the child would scream any time the mother attempted to show or touch the injured area. The child was treated at Vanderbilt and the father was jailed.
23-year-old Grant Jenks told police he has “two or three” Jack Daniel’s Whiskey drinks prior to driving his car into a pole near Arbor Creek Blvd & Briley Parkway Wednesday night, causing it to roll over. Jenks, who is the drummer for Descmber, performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken into custody, charged with DUI.
Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Volkswagen, however, the car fled the area. Officers were able to get the tag number and again located the vehicle almost 28 hours later near 1st Ave S. & Korean Veterans Blvd. As officers approached the vehicle, they could see just over a half-pound of marijuana in the back seat in separate baggies. All four individuals in the vehicle were charged with felony possession with intent to distribute: Demarrrio Bowen, 19, Lamont D. Begley, 19, Brandon D. Jnobaptiste, 23, and Donnell Booker, 18.
26-year-old Bewar Mohamad now faces multiple charges after he reportedly balled up his fists and charged another citizen, in an attempt to fight, while police were investigating a separate incident. Officers restrained Bewar, who attempted to break free from their hold.
29-year-old Taresha Randall was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant detailing her role in the beating of Keila Ruiz at Vibes Bar & Lounge last Thanksgiving. During the investigation of the aggravated assault, it was discovered on security footage that Taresha Randall grabbed Ruiz and held her while she was punched and kicked in her head and face by her ex-boyfriend, David White, and his new girlfriend. Randall is charged with felony aggravated assault – acting in concert.
A witness reported that a Kezachary Horsley exited a vehicle, charged at Emmanuel Gordon, and opened fire as Gordon begged, “please don’t shoot!” — At the time of the murder, Horsley was free on bond in regard to a number of charges, including aggravated robbery for allegedly pulling a gun on Gordon as he rode his bicycle and robbing him of $8 on September 18, 2020. The motive for the murder is believed to be tied to Gordon’s assistance in prosecuting Horsley.
34-year-old Nathan Woods was found passed out at the bar of the Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood on Summit View Drive late Monday night. Medics arrived and offered assistance, which was refused once he became aware of his surroundings. He was extremely intoxicated and unable to care for himself. Unhappy with his situation, he made threats to fight both police and medics. Due to being unable to care for himself, he was taken into custody.
37-year-old Travis Rucker, locally known as Nashville rapper “Trigga Trav” and 34-year-old Treasure “Keke” Sanford, owner of “Big Mama’s Kitchen” are now each charged with sex trafficking after a sting at a West End hotel. A woman who arrived at the hotel in the care of the couple says was made her a victim of human trafficking, with Rucker serving as her pimp and controlling all money received from prostitution deals arranged by Rucker and Sanford. Sanford also picked out the clothing for the victim to wear and posted the ads online arranging meetings for men to pay her for sex and they would both respond to texts and messages on her behalf.