Jeremy Whatley sexually assaults roommate, found in his underwear with 5 ounces of marijuana

Jeremy Whatley sexually assaults roommate, found in his underwear with 5 ounces of marijuana

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38-year-old Jeremy Whatley inappropriately touched Whitney King at her Morrison Street residence on May 2nd. King called the police to her friend’s Bismark Drive home, where she advised officers that she and Whatley had been living together for about two months. She stated that he had groped her breasts and buttocks multiple times since he moved in. King added that after they had a conversation today, she started walking to her room when Whatley grabbed her from behind. Whatley wrapped his arm around her, trying to force her face toward his, attempting to kiss her. King said she pushed him away and locked herself inside her room, telling him to leave her alone. Whatley responded by banging on her door for a while and told her, “You got it coming!” King told police that she no longer feels safe at her Morrison Street home and that she believes it is only a matter of time before he assaults her again or worse. She told officers that she had to take the bus today to get to her friend’s home, where she would stay for the time being. A warrant was issued for Whatley’s arrest.

Then, around 1 a.m. on May 20th, officers responded to a call regarding a person being shot at a Pebble Brook residence. When officers arrived, they located Whatley banging on random doors, appearing to be under the influence. Officers noticed Whatley was partially naked with only his underwear and shoes on. Officers identified him, discovered he had two outstanding warrants, and detained him. During a subsequent search, officers found a small dime bag with .8 grams of an unknown white powdery substance, a bag with 5 ounces/141 grams of marijuana subdivided into five individual bags, and a fully loaded handgun on the porch. While on the way to booking, Whatley was irate, sweating profusely while threatening officers with physical harm. Whatley was taken into custody for domestic assault, sexual battery, felony drug possession, simple possession of a controlled substance, and felony weapon possession.

Jeremy Whatley (MNPD)
Jeremy Whatley (MNPD)

Jeremy Whatley was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on May 20th, charged with domestic assault, sexual battery, two counts of controlled substance, and felon in possession of a weapon. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $47,500.

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