22-year-old Halee Anne Persinger and the father of her children, Isaiah Cooke, were visiting her parents earlier this week when she became upset that she no longer had custody of her children and couldn’t take them back with her. Both her mother and Isaiah told police about her history of drug use and that she was currently withdrawing from cocaine and was acting erratically. When Isaiah took her outside to attempt to defuse the situation away from the children, she punched him in the face, which was also witnessed by her mother, Leslie Jones.
Metro Nashville Police responded to a domestic disturbance call just after 10 p.m. Sunday after officers say both parties attempted to report the other for assault. 30-year-old Johnny Vereecken told police he was just lying in bed when his girlfriend, Debbie Williams, just came in and began punching him on his back, and then punched him in the chest as picked her up and moved her out of the way when he attempted to get up to walk the dogs.
Debbie had a much different story and told police they had been having relationship issues. Earlier on Sunday, she says she caught him at a bar when he stated he was somewhere else. She says they were arguing about their relationship when he picked her up from behind and chipped her tooth with his hand as he placed her back on the ground. She says only after her tooth was chipped did he call 911 and claim he was also assaulted. Police say both parties were drinking, and each claimed the other was the primary aggressor. Due to the girlfriend’s injuries and other factors, Vereecken was determined to be the primary aggressor and taken into custody.
Diane Elise Delpapa says her boyfriend, 44-year-old David Lasalle, punched her in the face while she was in his vehicle on June 4th, leaving her with a bleeding nose. She got out of his vehicle at the offramp of the interstate, walked to a gas station on Old Hickory Blvd, and called police. As police arrived, they observed Lasalle’s Chevy Equinox pull up beside her and speak to her, but he quickly fled that area as police approached him. She explained to the police what happened, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was booked on that warrant this week, charging him with domestic assault with bodily injury.
Joseph Hall reported to police that his girlfriend, 21-year-old Koban Hickman, smacked him in the face multiple times during an argument in their vehicle, during which she accused him of not being loyal to her. Responding officers observed “significant lacerations” on the victim where he was assaulted.
A Tennessee TikTok duo with around 5 million combined fans across their platforms each found themselves in a Clarksville, TN, jail this week, only hours apart. The former lovers, 21-year-old Giovanna Linda Marie Dalessandro & 20-year-old Avery Noverra Holt, who lived together at Kirkwood Place, recently broke up, and ‘Gio’ returned to Texas. This week Gio returned with a posse that included his mother and a diva with alleged brass knuckles to retrieve some of his belongings, and things quickly escalated, landing three people in jail after police say Gio brandished a handgun and Gio’s mother says she was assault by Avery.
23-year-old Graycen Carter is charged with the domestic assault and bodily injury of his girlfriend, Taylor Guarino, at his Nashville apartment Friday night. Police observed a video that reportedly shows Carter pushing her, which he says was “only to get her out of my room.” However, police also responded to a fight between the couple on the day prior, but only separated the parties for the night instead of making an arrest. The victim had bruising from the assault and says she was only trying to gather her clothes so she could return to New York after her visit.
A married couple from Pennsylvania came to Nashville this weekend and ended up behind bars after they brawled in the elevator of the Dream Hotel in downtown Nashville. 42-year-old Kasey Bledsoe and 45-year-old Kevin Bledsoe were both charged with domestic assault with bodily injury after officers viewed a security video that shows the couple in a verbal argument in the elevator of the hotel when Kasey pushed her husband with substantial force against the wall and strikes him on his head with an open hand, leaving a visible injury on his head. Kevin is then seen punching his wife in the head, also leaving a visible injury. He then shoves her head onto the floor.
Metro Nashville Police say that during an argument on July 30th, 26-year-old Clinton Durham brutally attacked his girlfriend, Julia Marie Fraser at their downtown Nashville residence. During an argument, he reportedly pushed the victim to the ground and then repeatedly kicked and punched her. She says Durham then got on top of her and placed both of his hands around her neck, and began to strangle her. Officers documented injuries and bruising on the victim.
Landon Tedora says he was watching TV with his boyfriend, 27-year-old Rayshon Boyington, when his dog began making noise, and he was talking to and interacting with the pup, which upset Rayshon, who was attempting to watch the television. Ray reportedly yelled at Landon to get out of the house and pushed and hit him, eventually retrieving and displaying a box cutter in a threatening manner. The box cutter was turned into evidence. Rayson admitted to pulling a box cutter but states he never “used it” on him.
Metro Nashville Police say 24-year-old Mikaia Dodson was in the car with her partner, Mike Boyd, when she became upset and slapped the earphones out of his ear and spit on him twice. Officers were able to view a video of the assault, and she confessed during questioning. She is charged with domestic assault.