Deven Buckner assaults officers in the midst of a mental breakdown

Deven Buckner assaults officers in the midst of a mental breakdown

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26-year-old Deven Buckner was harassing people at Mapco on Smith Springs Road on December 6th. Buckner was rambling and making nonsensical statements when officers arrived and could not answer basic questions. Officers attempted to take Buckner to his home on Waterford Way with the help of an individual who knows his family, but no one was present at the residence when they got there. They were able to contact Buckner’s mom via phone to inform her of what was going on, and she advised them that he appeared to be going through a mental health crisis. The crisis counselor evaluated him and determined that he needed to be “6404’d” and taken to the hospital. Buckner became irate when they told him he was going to the hospital, punching the window in the back of the patrol car twice. Officers stopped at Smith Springs to take the individual who knew Buckner’s family home and attempted to handcuff Buckner when they got to the parking lot, but he refused to cooperate. Buckner pulled his arms away from the officers and pushed his way through them to get out of the back seat, and then they grabbed him, guided him towards the grassy area, as he continued to resist, and eventually took him down to detain him. Officers had to force him back into the patrol car, and he was taken into custody for assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

Deven C. Buckner (MNPD)
Deven C. Buckner (MNPD)

Deven Buckner was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 6th, charged with assault of an officer and resisting arrest. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,000.

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