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34-year-old Adrian Thomas was charged with attempted sexual battery and domestic assault after police spoke to his fiancee and their neighbor on August 8th. Police arrived at Adrian and his fiancee, Johanna Cevallos’, apartment and initially spoke to their neighbor, Faith Hill, who said that she was at the residence checking on the wellbeing of Johanna. She said she heard screaming earlier and saw Johanna with a cut on her lip, hysterically crying and telling her to call the police. Faith said that she then called 911 and then proceeded to the apartment.
Johanna told police that she and Adrian had been drinking downtown earlier that night. When they had left, Adrian was driving, but Johanna asked him not to since he was intoxicated. She said they argued a bit, but he eventually let her drive. While on the way home, she said he was criticizing her driving, so she stopped the vehicle and told him to get out. He did so, and she continued home. After a little while, Adrian arrived back at the apartment.
She said he hit her in the face and chest when he entered the apartment. Johanna said that she was sitting on the bed when Adrian got on top of her and began pulling her pants off, stating, “this is what you should have done when you got back.” To keep her quiet, she said he put his fist in her mouth while trying to remove her pants. She said that he did stop at one point and left the residence. That is when Faith arrived to check on her. Police spoke to Adrian, who corroborated Johanna’s story, except he said that he did not recall attempting to pull her pants down and only shoved her when he entered the apartment. But if he had, he said, “If I did, it would have been as a scare tactic.” Police reported a cut on Johanna’s lip.
Adrian M. Thomas was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 8th, charged with domestic assault with bodily injury and attempted sexual battery. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $4,500.