Jalana Gift serves fists to her family after serving food to the homeless

Jalana Gift serves fists to her family after serving food to the homeless

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18-year-old Jalana Gift reportedly assaulted family members after serving meals at the Nashville Rescue Mission on October 21st. Officers were dispatched to a parking lot near 6th Ave. S regarding a domestic disturbance. Danielle Brown spoke with officers as they arrived and told them that her stepdaughter, Gift, punched her in the jaw, causing her glasses to fly off as they were leaving the Nashville Rescue Mission. After the blow, Julianna Hobbs, a friend of the family, attempted to restrain Gift and was struck in the neck during the struggle. Gift’s stepbrother, Jason Patterson, sustained a hit in the head before he was able to subdue Gift. Brown stated that Gift fled the scene after being told that the police were being called. Gift was taken into custody on October 24th for two counts of domestic assault and one count of assault.

Jalana Gift (MNPD)
Jalana Gift (MNPD)

Jalana Gift of Lischey Ave in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 24th, charged with two counts of domestic assault and assault. She is free on a $6,000 bond.

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