Nashville pilot Joel Boyers, who was fired for being drunk, harasses former employer at airport

Nashville pilot Joel Boyers, who was fired for being drunk, harasses former employer at airport

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43-year-old Joel Boyers was charged with harassment on March 31st, after sending threatening messages to the employee that called the police on him for being drunk on the job at John Tune airport. Boyers owns a company that operates helicopters. He was arrested on February 4th at JWN by Nashville airport police for public intoxication by White Claw. Matt Osterman is the VP of Flight Operations of Contour Flight support, which provides aircraft ground operations at JWN. An employee of Contour witnessed Boyers intoxicated and disrupting the flow of business at JWN and called the police.

When Boyer was released from jail, he still harbored resentment for the Contour employee and started sending numerous harassing and threatening text messages to Osterman and other Contour management about his arrest. He demanded that Osterman fire the employee who called the police on him. On March 3rd Boyers threw a box over the fence at JWN addressed to “Chris” who was the employee who called the police. An explosive detection K9 was dispatched to check the box. A NASA jacket was inside the box. Boyer knew that Chris was interested in NASA’s space program. This was an apparent attempt to intimidate him.

A police report was filed regarding the box and a separate police report was filed involving harassing text messages from Boyers to one of his ex-employees that left the company after Boyer’s arrest. Since 02/04/2023 Boyers has shown up in the JWN lobby for no apparent purpose aside from harassing Contour flight Support employees. Osterman has blocked Boyers’ phone number but continued to receive the same harassing and threatening messages from different numbers. On Mar 24th Boyers was banned from JWN property and he sent more threatening texts from Osterman. Between 02/04/2023 and 03/24/2023 Boyers intentionally sent over 100 threatening and harassing messages to Osterman.

Joel Boyers (MNPD)
Joel Boyers (MNPD)

Joel D Boyers of HWY 70 S in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 30th, charged with harassment. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000.

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