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30-year-old Nick Gruel was arguing with a woman outside of Play Dance Bar on Church Street in the early hours of Saturday morning when he reportedly became overly aggressive. Security attempted to intervene, and as they pressed up against him to separate the two, he struck bouncer Charles Kirkland in the chest and began to grapple with security, injuring the knee of one of the guards. Metro Nashville Police arrived to find him visibly intoxicated and reviewed the footage from the security cameras. Gruel was taken into custody for public intoxication and assault.
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Nicholas A. Gruel of Old Club Lane in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 21, charged with public intoxication and assault. He is free on a $1,600 cash bond.