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31-year-old Douglas Harris tried to enter a random apartment at the Tampa Drive apartments in the late hours of January 31st. The apartment resident stated Harris was beating on the door and yelling loudly. When the officers arrived, he pointed Harris out to them, so they drove over and called out to him, but he dismissively waved his hands. When they approached Harris, he held his hands together at his waistband, so they drew their pistol in self-defense, ordering him to show his hands, to which he complied. Officers detained him and tried to conduct an interview but noticed he was visibly intoxicated. A subsequent search led to them locating a bottle of Svedka Vodka and a dollar bill folded up with a small amount of cocaine in his front pocket. During his arrest, he screamed, “Help me!” at the top of his lungs multiple times, annoying the apartment residents. Harris was taken into custody for resisting arrest, simple possession, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct. When they got him to the booking, deputies found two one-dollar bills containing cocaine in his wallet, consistent with the illicit transport of cocaine for use. Additionally, Harris was charged with having contraband in a penal institution.
Douglas J Harris of Hawkins Branch Road in Bethpage, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on January 31st, charged with disorderly conduct, simple possession, resisting arrest, public intoxication, and contraband in a penal institution. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $7,600, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.
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