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36-year-old Joseph Leroy Kellogg started an altercation in the lobby of the Hilton Hotel with Kenneth Dale Hadley, Arthur Eugene Davis, and Hayden Brent Miller around 5 a.m. on December 10th. Officers responded to the incident and spoke with Kellogg, who was visibly agitated as he was detained and requested his attorney. Then, they talked to Hadley, the hotel security guard; Davis, a hotel employee; and Miller, a hotel guest. Hadley advised he responded to an altercation in the lobby bathroom, where he found Kellogg and two to three other individuals. Kellogg left the hotel and re-entered, and Hadley told him he needed to leave the property, but Kellogg refused and took a fighting stance against Hadley, which initiated a physical altercation between Kellogg, Hadley, Davis, and Miller. Kellogg pushed Davis and punched Miller, but only Davis wished to prosecute. Officers reviewed surveillance of the scuffle, but several points were not in the frames. The video showed Kellogg in a fighting stance and moving towards Hadley, getting in his face. Then, Davis and Miller came to Hadley’s aid and could be seen talking to Kellogg before he pushed Davis, punched Miller, and chased after him. Hadley got in between Kellogg and Miller before grabbing hold of Kellogg, and then he punched Hadley in the face, placed his hands around his neck, and grabbed ahold of his windpipe. Officers observed Hadley’s lip was swollen and his neck was red. Kellogg was taken into custody for strangulation, assault, and aggravated trespassing.
Joseph Leroy Kellogg of Wexford Drive in Virginia Beach, VA, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 10th, charged with assault, aggravated assault, and aggravated criminal trespass. He is free on a $13,500 bond.
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