Police say 31-year-old Southwest Airlines flight attendant Ryan Rounsaville was walking up and down Arthur Ave in the early hours of Saturday morning, banging on multiple doors and kicking them while screaming. Police received multiple calls that were initially believed to be attempted burglaries. Officers located Rounsaville and determined he was extremely intoxicated as he stumbled down the street. Rounsville believed he was in Arlington, Texas, and was transported to booking, charged with public intoxication.
Jada Branigan is charged with assault with a deadly weapon after reportedly assaulting her roommate, McKenzie Madkins. Police say Jada hit McKenzie over the head with a metal pan after McKenzie told Jada to move out. Jada says while that’s true, McKenzie hit her first. Jada had no visible injuries and refused all medical assistance, while McKenzie had a visible knot on her head and received medical assistance from Nashville Fire Medics.
28-year-old Wesley Thompson was staying at a Nashville AirBNB Thursday night when an automobile accident occurred outside as a car crashed into a utility pole. The debris from the utility pole’s destruction landed on several nearby vehicles in a parking lot where Thompson was parked. Officers were at the scene when Thompson emerged from the house, irate that his truck was struck by the debris. He was heavily intoxicated, staggering when he walked, and yelling and screaming racial slurs, including the “n-word,” as loud as he could, according to responding officers. He was advised to go back inside as there was a live power line nearby. He continued to yell and scream the “n-word” and came outside while intoxicated and caused quite a disturbance. He was placed into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Multiple witnesses say 35-year-old Kyle Mahoney was driving his truck on 24th Ave North in the early hours of Sunday morning when he slid and ran off the road, crashing into a utility pole. He reportedly stumbled out of the truck and told officers he had “a lot” of alcohol prior to driving but could not remember how much or what kind. Mahoney was transported to booking and charged with DUI.
Metro Nashville Police found a heavily intoxicated 39-year-old Nicole Lawrence at the scene of a reported call for trespassing at 1620 Rosa Parks Blvd on. Sunday. When asked if she knew where she was, she proclaimed she was at her home, which is in Hendersonville. Due to her extreme alcohol impairment, she was unable to be left alone and was transported to booking.
In mid-January, Octavia Evans says she was sleeping at her boyfriend’s house on Bank Street when her phone rang a 3:40 a.m. from a female friend. Her boyfriend, 29-year-old Ralph Frierson, heard her talking and reportedly came into the room demanding to know who she was speaking to, convinced it was another man. She says she explained it was one of her girlfriends, but he pulled out a black handgun and threatened to kill her if she didn’t immediately leave his home. She says as she was grabbing her things he placed the gun to her head and told her to exit via the rear door.
31-year-old Michael Simonetti, who described himself to police as “a lightweight when it comes to drinking” called to report he had been in a crash just over 90 minutes earlier. Police met him just down the street, where they discovered a puddle and trail of fresh alcohol, which he had poured out the window of his vehicle. He says he left the scene because he believed the other vehicle also left. Inside the car, police found 6 empty Captain Morgan bottles, and a glass with ice and liquor inside, along with other random alcohol cans.
He failed field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent law, and leaving the scene of an accident.
27-year-old Oregon Tourist Brandon Bade was fighting with security outside of Rippy’s on Broadway in downtown Nashville on Christmas Eve as an onlooker flagged down police for assistance. Police Officer Christopher Cantrell says he used joint manipulation to subdue Bade, and once he was placed into handcuffs, appeared to be unconscious. The officer states he was going to let him go without charges, and called an ambulance to transport the unconscious man to the hospital, and uncuffed him so he could be loaded into the ambulance.
Moments later, Bade became conscious again and began to fight with the medics in the back of the ambulance, and attempted to bite one of them. Bade was re-cuffed and told he was under arrest. He then fought with the officer, who was now accompanying him on the ride to Metro General Hospital, and even landed a punch to the officer’s face, despite being cuffed. Bade was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication. He is free on pre-trial release.