Keshari Tucker charged after threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend

Keshari Tucker charged after threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend

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21-year-old Keshari Tucker was involved in a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Cortesia Lawrence, at Chickasaw Avenue on November 19th. Lawrence told officers that she went to see Tucker, and when they were sitting in her vehicle, he appeared to be high, even though he denied it. Then, she said that he reached over, took her cell phone from her hands, and pulled her by her hair back into the car when she attempted to get out. Tucker put her in a headlock when she tried to get out again before reaching into his sweater pocket, telling her that she could not leave and that he was going to kill her. Lawrence was able to get out of the car on her third attempt, and people from the neighborhood started to come out onto the street. One of the neighbors told Tucker to put the phone on the ground and leave the area, which he did. Later that day, Lawrence was with her friend, Kenley Lawrence, who received a phone call from Tucker, which Cortesia recorded with her phone as he was on speakerphone. He began to speak about the incident, where he admitted to having a knife and that he wanted to “poke” Cortesia in the stomach. Tucker was taken into custody for theft of property and aggravated kidnapping.

Keshari Tucker (MNPD)
Keshari Tucker (MNPD)

Keshari S. Tucker of Chickasaw Ave in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on November 22nd, charged with aggravated kidnapping and theft. He is free on a $26,000 bond.

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