18-year-old Kavel Pigrum breaks into home, punches police officer

18-year-old Kavel Pigrum breaks into home, punches police officer

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18-year-old Kavel S. Pigrum was jailed on November 19th after officers were dispatched for a burglary in progress. When officers arrived, they observed the glass patio door had been shattered. They entered the apartment to ensure no one was inside. While clearing the apartment, they observed items thrown all around in disarray. The home belonged to Malachi Blackmith; his mother arrived while police were on the scene because she was notified that the alarm was going off. She also provided a location where Malachi’s phone was pinging. Officers put in a welfare check to that location and discovered North officers were already with Malachi and Pigrum. Before Malachi was arrested for unrelated charges, he showed police video footage of Pigrum throwing a rock at the patio door, shattering it. After the glass was shattered, Pigrum, along with two juveniles, went inside the apartment and began smashing items that were worth up to two thousand dollars. Malachi told police he believed Pigrum was looking for him due to a domestic incident involving him and Pigrum’s sister.

It was also reported that while North officers were taking Malachi into custody, Pigrum pulled up with multiple individuals, got out of the car, and ran towards officers. The officers commanded him to get back, but he refused and began throwing punches toward Malachi. During the “flurry” of punches, Pigrum hit an officer in the face, leaving a mark and causing swelling to his left eye. After the officer was hit, the fight was broken up, and Pigrum was placed in cuffs.

Kavel Pigrum (MNPD)
Kavel Pigrum (MNPD)

Kavel Pigrum of Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 19, charged with aggravated burglary, assault of an officer, and vandalism. He is free on a $30,000 bond.

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