Tyrique Harris steals man’s backpack inside Copper Branch Cafe with group of juveniles

Tyrique Harris steals man’s backpack inside Copper Branch Cafe with group of juveniles

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20-year-old Tyrique Harris, Leslie “Big Head” Bradford, and Jayden “Baby Jay” Woods had an altercation with Bryan Pasquini at The McKendree Methodist Church on April 18th. When officers arrived, they spoke with Pasquini, who stated that when they approached him, Harris asked him, “Where is the money for the girl?” Then, Pasquini said that Harris threw his backpack down and squared up to him, attempting to fight him. Pasquini walked away due to being outnumbered and went inside the Copper Branch Café, where they followed him inside. Harris then ripped Pasquini’s backpack off, telling him, “You better not come back to the bus station, or we are going to kill you.” Pasquini said this caused him to fear for his life, so he called the police. Michael Locscio, a witness, told officers that he observed them steal Pasquini’s backpack inside the café.

Then, officers investigated and located Harris running near the Downtown Detention Center on James Robertson Parkway, matching the description provided to them, so they detained him. During a subsequent search, officers located two baggies of marijuana, totaling 36.68 grams, a small digital scale, a small glass jar stating it contained THC on the label, and $158 cash on Harris’ person. Officers conducted a “show-up” where Pasquini identified Harris, Bradford, and Woods. Another officer contacted them and told them he initially discovered Harris with the other two at the MTA Bus Station and told them to stop. The group refused until being stopped by the other unit. The police discovered that Bradford and Woods were 13 and 16 years old. Then, when they spoke with Harris, he stated that he had the marijuana to sell in downtown Nashville, adding that he did so every day and made about $100 a day. Harris was taken into custody for possession of Schedule VI with intent to sell, evading arrest, two counts of contribution to the delinquency of a minor, theft, and assault.

Tyrique Z. Harris (DCSO)
Tyrique Z. Harris (DCSO)

Tyrique Z Harris was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 18th, charged with assault, theft, marijuana possession, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and evading arrest. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $15,000.

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