Nya Nelson breaks her ex-roommate’s fingers during confrontation over eviction

Nya Nelson breaks her ex-roommate’s fingers during confrontation over eviction

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24-year-old Nya Nelson was taken into custody for aggravated assault on April 26th. On April 24th, at around 10:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a Claiborne Street residence, where they spoke with Kyndrea Olawumi, who advised them that, on April 23rd, around 11:00 p.m., she encountered one of her ex-roommates, Nelson, outside of her home while she was heading to her uncle’s house. Olawumi said Nelson confronted her about having her evicted from the residence in January and blamed Olawumi for having her child taken by the Department of Child Services shortly after. Olawumi said Nelson followed her to her uncle’s residence, where the confrontation continued. Olawumi’s uncle attempted to de-escalate the argument, during which Nelson tried to punch him, one of Olawumi’s cousins, and Olawumi. Nelson then began attacking and striking Olawumi in the face repeatedly. Olawumi said she acted in self-defense and punched Nelson back. During their altercation, Olawumi stated that several of her fingernails were removed and that Nelson had broken her left pinky and ring finger. Olawumi said her uncle pulled Nelson off her and convinced her to leave the premises. Olawumi was transported to St. Thomas Midtown Emergency Room for X-rays and had a cast placed on her left arm. She advised officers that she would like to pursue prosecution and getting an order of protection on her own time. However, due to the visible injuries Olawumi sustained, officers were obligated to prosecute on her behalf. A warrant was then issued for Nelson’s arrest.

Nya L. Nelson (MNPD)
Nya L. Nelson (MNPD)

Nya L Nelson was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 26th, charged with aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $10,000.

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