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20-year-old Destiny Broome caused a disturbance at the Ride and Drive on Gallatin Pike on January 12th. Officers arrived at Wendy’s nearby, where a witness helped them locate Broome in the women’s bathroom with the door locked. Her boyfriend, Quinton Mitchum Jr., tried to tell officers that she was not in there and repeatedly interfered while they worked to get Broome out of the bathroom. He yelled at them and tried to enter the bathroom, so they detained him. As officers attempted to handcuff him, he resisted by putting his hands to the front of his body. Officers believed Broome had a firearm in her possession, but Mitchum Jr. insisted it was his. Broome initially refused to exit when they commanded her to, and when she eventually did, she was uncompliant with their orders to put her hands behind her back. Broome repeatedly resisted as they detained her, and a subsequent search yielded a small bag of marijuana in her front pant pocket, a small black bag containing a black semi-automatic handgun, a digital scale, rolling papers, and several 9mm rounds in the trashcan of the restroom.
Ryan Demoss and April Ruiz from Ride and Drive advised officers that Broome had come by to test drive a vehicle, but when she provided her ID, they realized that she and her boyfriend were blacklisted for previously wrecking a car, so they did not allow her. She argued with them, turned over a small table, causing the glass vase that was on it to shatter, before stating, “I will air this bitch out,” as she put her hand inside her hoodie, where Demoss said he had seen the butt of a black handgun, which she cannot possess being underage. Demoss further explained that he observed Mitchum Jr. remove the gun from Broome’s hoodie and place it in his black bag before they stepped into the Wendy’s, where he positively identified her with the police on a “show-up.” Broome was taken into custody for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, simple possession, weapon possession under prohibition, resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, vandalism, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Destiny M. Broome of Creedmore Drive in Old Hickory, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 12th, charged with possession or casual exchange, weapon possession under prohibition, unlawful drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, two counts of aggravated assault, vandalism, tampering with evidence. She is free on a $21,500 bond.
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