Darly-Dreko Bostick forces himself into ex-boyfriend’s apartment, throws vase at him

20-year-old Darly-Dreko Bostick had an altercation with his ex-boyfriend, Laquez Dovonte Blivens, at his Old Hickory Boulevard apartment late May 16th. When officers arrived, they observed Blivens holding Bostick down on the ground. Then, due to Bostick’s lack of cooperation, officers detained him. Afterward, Bostick stated he had come to Blivens’s apartment with his friend and cousin, but they were trying to argue with Blivens. Bostick then told them to leave, attempting to de-escalate their dispute. Bostick said as he was trying to leave, Blivens stopped him and punched him in the mouth. Bostick advised that he went upstairs to the unit, trying to calm Blivens down, but he became combative and fought him.

Then, deputies spoke with Blivens, who stated that Bostick texted him saying he would come over, to which he told him not to. Bostick responded by telling him, “he was coming over,” and that he would open the door or “It would come open like their last altercation.” Blivens added that Bostick had a history of breaking into his apartment. Then, Blivens said that Bostick arrived with a group of individuals he did not know, so he told them to leave. Blivens advised that his brother came down from the unit after hearing a fight. Blivens then had to separate Bostick and his brother to prevent them from fighting. Blivens explained that Bostick tried to remove their Ring Camera from the door, but he would not let him. Blivens then attempted to shut the door on Bostick. While trying to shut the door, Bostick forced himself in, grabbed a flower vase, and threw it at Blivens. The vase hit Blivens, leaving minor bruises on his arm. Bostick was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for aggravated assault and vandalism on May 18th.

Rose Hinds assaults ex-boyfriend with stick she picked up during argument

41-year-old Rose Hinds had a domestic altercation with her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Franklin Pettyjohn, at her Bullock Avenue residence on May 15th. Hinds told officers that Pettyjohn had come over while she was sleeping and started asking where one of his belongings was before punching her in the chest. Then, Hinds said the argument moved to the porch, where he kept attacking her, so she picked up a stick to defend herself.

Pettyjohn told deputies that Hinds initiated the scuffle, hitting him first. Pettyjohn added that Hinds struck his arm with a stick when the incident moved outside. Officers noticed he had scratches on his neck from the dispute. Then, officers spoke with Lashawnda Harper, a witness, who claimed that Hinds and Pettyjohn were pulling each other’s hair and grabbing at one another on the ground. She said that after hearing them outside, she saw Hinds hit Pettyjohn with the stick while he tried to go back inside the residence. Officers discovered that the stick had nails sticking out on one side. Hinds was deemed the primary aggressor and was taken into custody for aggravated assault.

Brett Peterson threatens guests with handgun outside Hallmark Inn

31-year-old Brett Shannon Peterson pointed a gun at a group of guests, including Donavin Levor Moyd, outside of the West Trinity Lane Hallmark Inn late May 10th. The initial caller described a white male, later identified as Peterson, with a mustache, wearing a gray tank top, who had driven away in a turquoise F-150 STX. When officers arrived, Moyd advised them that Peterson had circled the parking lot a few times before aiming his handgun at them, adding that the gun was a semi-automatic with a wooden grip and a black barrel. Then, witnesses told them the truck was blue and had a brown toolbox in the bed. While officers were investigating, a witness pointed out the F-150 driving eastbound on West Trinity Lane. Officers followed Peterson, during which he ran a red light near Brick Church Pike and Ewing Drive before pulling into Citgo, where officers initiated a stop. When officers approached him, they noticed he matched the description provided by witnesses and located the handgun on his dashboard. Then, officers performed a “show-up,” where Moyd and a witness identified Peterson. Later, officers found footage of the occurrence, which showed Peterson in a blue truck, pointing the gun at the crowd, causing them to flee. While officers were speaking with Peterson, he reeked of alcohol and showed multiple signs of intoxication. Officers tried to prompt him with sobriety tests, but he could not finish due to him being handcuffed. Peterson refused to provide a chemical sample and was then taken into custody for an implied consent violation, driving under the influence, weapon possession while being under the influence, and aggravated assault.

Dayjohnica Johnson beats woman with a can of corn in a sock

26-year-old Dayjohnica Johnson and Shu-Jen Williams had an incident with Jameshia Taylor at Extended Stay America on Elm Hill Pike in the afternoon of May 4th. A resident called 911, stating they could hear yelling coming from upstairs. When officers arrived, they spoke with the complainant, who said he heard three voices yelling from Taylor’s room, which sounded like a “physical altercation occurring,” adding that one of them screamed for help, saying, “I can’t breathe.” Officers then spoke with Taylor, who explained that she had been staying with Johnson for the past month.

She said that they were arguing, and when she was in the bathroom, Johnson struck her in the face with a can of corn, which was in a sock. Then, Taylor said that Johnson threw hot water on her and started to punch her, during which she instructed Williams to help “jump” her. She said that while she was on the ground, Williams walked over and started kicking her repeatedly. Then, Taylor said that Johnson told Williams to get the extension cord, which she did, and then she started “whipping” her with it. She said that they continued attacking her until a female maintenance worker stopped by to check on them due to the yelling. They noticed that Taylor had swelling to the left side of her face, redness around her left eye, and whip marks on her arms, shoulders, and back. Her shirt was ripped and appeared to be wet before she was transported to Summit Hospital, where she advised them that she wished to prosecute for the occurrence. Johnson was taken into custody for aggravated assault.

Shu-Jen Williams whips woman with extension cord

24-year-old Shu-Jen Williams and Dayjohnica Johnson had an incident with Jameshia Taylor at Extended Stay America on Elm Hill Pike in the afternoon of May 4th. A resident called 911, stating they could hear yelling coming from upstairs. When officers arrived, they spoke with the complainant, who said he heard three voices yelling from Taylor’s room, which sounded like a “physical altercation occurring,” adding that one of them screamed for help, saying, “I can’t breathe.” Then, they spoke with Taylor, who explained that she had fought with Johnson, during which she instructed Williams to help “jump” her. She said that while she was on the ground, Williams walked over and started kicking her repeatedly. Taylor advised that Johnson told Williams to get the extension cord, which she did, and then she started “whipping” her with it. According to Taylor, the two women continued attacking her until a female maintenance worker stopped by to check on them due to the yelling. Officers noticed that Taylor had swelling to the left side of her face, redness around her left eye, and whip marks on her arms, shoulders, and back. Her shirt was ripped and appeared to be wet as she was transported to Summit Hospital. Williams was taken into custody for aggravated assault.

Emily Riddle assaults boyfriend after accusing him of cheating

26-year-old Emily Anne Riddle had a domestic altercation with her boyfriend, Devin Greiger, at his Vaughns Gap Road apartment around 2 on May 3rd. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Greiger, who advised that Riddle had left in his navy blue Chevrolet pickup truck. Then, he stated Riddle had come over to his apartment, banging on the door, demanding to talk to him. He said when he opened the door, she started yelling at him, saying she knew he was cheating on her before going to his room, grabbing his phone, and searching through his text messages. She grabbed his iPad, threw it at him, hitting him and leaving a scratch, and then bit him. Greiger refused NFD medical treatment and told officers she had left right afterward but was unsure where she had gone. They tried to call her twice, but she did not answer. Riddle was taken into custody for aggravated assault on May 4th.

18-Year-Old Lamontez Nolan accidentally stabs twin brother during argument

18-year-old Lamontez Nolan had a domestic altercation with his twin brother, Lamontay Nolan, at their Sycamore Road residence late April 24th. Lamontay told officers that they had an argument, which escalated when Lamontez grabbed a knife from the kitchen and shoved him, causing an injury to his left forearm. Lamontay told officers that he did not try to stab him, adding it was an accident.

Then, Lamontez spoke with officers and advised them that he grabbed the knife because his left arm was fractured, and he did not want to fight Lamontay. Lamontez said he was holding the knife when Lamontay tried to knock it out of his hand. When Lamontay swung his arm down, he struck the knife, leaving an injury. Nolan was then taken into custody for aggravated assault.

Jared Paver points gun at employee during argument

34-year-old Jared Paver had an altercation with one of his employees, Raymond Mansfield, at the Sentral SoBro apartment complex on Lea Avenue on February 27th. Mansfield alerted the authorities, advising them that Paver pointed a handgun at him during an argument. When officers arrived, Paver was not at the location, so they left and were called shortly after by Sentral SoBro management. Later that day, Sentral SoBro management called the police and advised that Paver had returned to the location and wanted him removed. Officers responded and located Paver with a female companion in the hallway. Paver admitted to having a verbal incident with someone the night before and having a firearm but claimed that he did not point or aim it at anybody. Paver was transported to Central Precinct for further investigation. Under Miranda, Paver admitted that he had been drinking yesterday and that he argued with Mansfield but did not recall aiming his gun at him. Officers then showed Paver video footage of the incident, which was when Paver admitted to being the one shown on tape pointing the firearm. Paver was taken into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on February 28th.

Genca Santana drunkenly attempts to assault ex-boyfriend with knife

27-year-old Genca Santana approached her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Ramos, with a knife late January 23rd. Ramos pulled beside Officer Hillis and advised him that Santana had been threatening him all day. When Joseph saw her walking down the road towards his house, he told her to leave him alone. This is when Santana pulled out a knife and started to approach Ramos’ vehicle with it raised. Officer Hillis located Santana and observed her to be visibly intoxicated. Santana admitted to having a knife, that she had been drinking, and told officers that she was going to Ramos’ house to see their kid. Ramos provided several text messages of her threats and photos of her holding the knife up to the screen. Santana was taken into custody for aggravated assault and public intoxication on January 24th.

Austin Brown threatens couple with gun at Nashville International Airport

28-year-old Austin Brown had an altercation with Richard and Kristin Diaz at Nashville International Airport on January 29th. Both parties flagged officers down regarding the incident, so they separated them to investigate. As they approached Brown, they were advised by dispatch that the passenger of the second car, Mrs. Diaz, who had called the police, advised that Brown had pulled a gun on her and her husband. Officers spoke with Brown and asked him if he had a gun, to which he replied, “Yes,” so they had him exit the vehicle as they secured it, with his consent, before further questioning. Then, Brown said the other vehicle, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Diaz, followed him off from the departure level and showed aggression while sitting in traffic, so he pulled over to let them pass. He said they pulled alongside him while waiting at the red light on Terminal Drive and started yelling at him, which prompted him to pull the magazine attachment out of his pistol, showing it, asking them, “If they were going to have a problem.”

Officers then went to speak with Richard and Kristin, who provided similar stories, stating when Mr. Diaz was picking his wife up from departure, Brown was behind him, blowing his horn and being aggressive. When Mrs. Diaz entered the car, Brown sped past them, giving the middle finger. They said he was holding a small black item in his hand, waving for them to approach him. As they approached the stoplight on Terminal Drive, Brown stopped next to their vehicle, even though no cars were in front of him. Brown rolled down his window and presented his firearm, asking them, “Are we going to have a problem?” Mrs. Diaz was still shaken up during questioning. However, both Richard and Kristin told officers they were certain he was holding the firearm when he threatened them. Brown was taken into custody for aggravated assault.

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