19-year-old Preston Jacob Mercer was with his girlfriend, Audrey Barrett, at the Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet on Nolensville Road when they got into an argument. Once they were outside, the disagreement continued and she states Preston grabbed her glasses and threw them at her. Once back home, police responded to the residence to take a report and observed a small cut and swelling to the victim’s forehead consistent with glasses striking her in the head. During an interview, police say Mercer stated he threw “something from the car that may have been the glasses”.
53-year-old Curtis Bradley, of Somerset, Kentucky, was jailed this week an on outstanding warrant charging him with the aggravated assault of his girlfriend, Deborah Witte. The couple had been drinking in downtown Nashville and as she returned to their room at the Hilton Garden Inn, she says he was waiting for her and accused her of drinking with other men before returning to the hotel. She says the next thing she knew she was on the ground in the front of the hotel at his hand, and security separated the couple. One back in the room she says he threw a cologne bottle at her and would stand by the door to prevent her from leaving the room. Police initially responded but took no action as the victim would not make a statement at the time. She would eventually seek treatment for her injuries and required surgery for a femoral next fracture. She sought the assistance of domestic violence detectives who signed warrants in March for the arrest of Curtis Bradley.
21-year-old Fardus Muzamil was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant from November, charging her with assault. A warrant says Fardus was dating Keith King, who has a child with Shaterra Gibson from a prior relationship. On the morning of November 15th, Gibson was dropping the child off at Ida B. Wells Elementary School when she noticed an older model green Pontiac driving around the school and again at her residence when she arrived home to Lischey Ave. She then got into the vehicle of a friend, and the Pontiac continued to follow them. Eventually, the Pontiac, driven by Fardus, pulled beside them and pointed a taser at the victim in a threatening matter. She also reportedly texted the victim, stating she was going to “beat her”.
Nicole Reed tells police she found methamphetamine on the dresser of her girlfriend, 30-year-old Lauren Love. She says she had already wanted her if she ever found drugs in the apartment she was ending the relationship. As she flushed the drugs down the toilet, she says Love began assaulting her with punches and kicks to her body. she also pulled her purse strap around her neck for a few seconds until it broke. Officers observed injuries to the victim’s hand, arm, and back. A warrant was issued for Love’s arrest, and she was booked on it this week.
34-year-old Wil Cordova-Garmendia sent text messages to his ex-girlfriend, Irma Martinez, stating he was going to have her new boyfriend, Daniel Salgado, killed. On April 23rd, he entered her home from the garage door without any warning or notice, while she was home with her new boyfriend. As the couple hid in a closet, Wil yelled and screamed for Salgado to exit the closet so they could fight.
Security guards at Tootsie’s on Broadway in downtown Nashville say 31-year-old Zackery Green was being unruly and became physically aggressive when asked to leave the location. As they were detaining him, one of the guards, Anthony Cunningham, sustained a minor scrape to his elbow and wanted to press charges for assault. He was transported to booking and charged with assault, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.
27-year-old Gerald Harris was driving recklessly on Alameda Street in March of 2017 and was pulled over by Officer Mancino. As the officer approached the car and asked for the man’s license, Gerald put the car back into drive and sped away heading East on John A Merritt Blvd. The officer was unable to keep up with the vehicle and issued a warrant for his arrest. Fiver years later, he was booked on the charge of felony evading arrest.
Metro Police found 30-year-old Canadian Daryl Patjas yelling at and attempting to fight random individuals on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. He even threatened officers as they responded to the area. Officers got him on his feet, and he was extremely unsteady and intoxicated. He was transported to booking and then given pre-trial release back to Canada.
On April 14th, Deseante Horton went to pick up her child from the father, 23-year-old Elijah Carter, at which time she says he began yelling that she was not taking his child back, and he then threatened to smack and beat her, she says. She retrieved the child and once outside of the home, Carter reportedly retrieved a handgun and placed her in fear as she fled. On April 20th, Elijah came to her home to exchange the child, and when she refused to give him the child due to the prior incident, he reportedly texted her that if she didn’t bring the child out he would shoot up her house.
25-year-old Tyre Grannemann was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant from 2020 charging him with domestic assault. Despite his then-girlfriend, Jilliane Forney, telling police she didn’t want to prosecute and was only filing the report to justify breaking her lease, officers were still bound to act on the report of the assault and issue the warrant. She told police Tyre had been drinking with friends and returned home, and they got into a scuffle with pillows which she says escalated into him slapping and grabbing her neck, strangling her. She provided police with photos of redness in the shape of a handprint, and they observed a small bruise on her arm.