Tourist Richard Long kicked out of Gaylord Opryland Hotel after armed drunken disturbance

Tourist Richard Long kicked out of Gaylord Opryland Hotel after armed drunken disturbance

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46-year-old tourist Richard Long, from Tempe, AZ, was asked to leave his hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort, after threatening staff and causing a disturbance. Metro Nashville Police arrived and observed that Long was extremely intoxicated, and security reported they had told the guest he would have to leave the property due to him making direct threats to staff, which Long said he wouldn’t do since he was a paying guest. Officers explained the trespassing law to him, yet he continued to cause a disturbance at the resort hotel. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with criminal trespass, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and possession of a handgun while under the influence, as a Glock was located on his right hip and located during a search incident to arrest.

Richard Long (MNPD)
Richard Long (MNPD)

Richard C. Long, of Tempe, AZ, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 16th, charged with public intoxication, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and possession of a weapon while under the influence. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $6,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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