Bryan Peterson called 911 after an argument with his wife, 32-year-old Amy Westney Peterson, which he described to police as “really crazy.” The argument began as they were discussing getting a divorce. As the discussion escalated, she reportedly put a knife to her own throat, prompting Bryan to call the police for assistance. Bryan says she physically attacked him as he was making the emergency call, and strangled him during the struggle. She is charged with domestic assault.
26-year-old Robert “Craig” Toney was jailed this weekend on multiple charges of domestic assault and vandalism after a night at the Opryland Hotel left the rural Georgia family in a bloody brawl. Craig initially was in a verbal argument with his girlfriend, Kelsea Lafferty Toney, and he grabbed her by the throat, strangling her, knocking her to the bed, and then to the floor, assaulting her the entire time. Craig’s stepfather, Ray Adkins, attempted to intervene, and Craig punched him in the mouth, causing visible injuries. Damages to the hotel room, the exterior hallway, the blood-soaked carpets, walls, beds, hallway, and wallpaper, are estimated to be up to $20,000.
48-year-old Stephen Andrew Brandon was at a Clarksville Pike hotel with his lover, Anthony Patrick Finn, when an argument erupted over a wallet. Stephen left the room with Patrick’s wallet, mistaking it for his own. As soon as he noticed the mistake, he says he returned to the room, and an argument began. The argument escalated until Stephen became so upset he threw the wallet at Patrick’s face, resulting in minor injuries and bleeding. Patrick struck him back twice; however, Brandon was deemed to be the primary aggressor and was taken into custody, charged with domestic assault with bodily injury.
Madison Shell says she was having an argument about her cell phone with her (now former) fiance, 29-year-old Justin Twellmeyer, at their Fallview Trail residence on Thursday. Twellmeyer reportedly tore apart their bedroom in a struggle over the phone and, in the process, slammed Shell’s head into a wall and pushed her onto the floor. Police say Twellmeyer admitted to attempting to take the phone, which ended in the physical altercation. Shell says he also made threatening statements to her. He was transported to booking and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury.
Brian Reed told Metro Nashville Police that his girlfriend, 20-year-old Julia Krogh, sent him a text message to come home and move out when she found out he was cheating on her. He arrived at the Antioch residence and found her armed with his gun. An altercation ensued, the two wrestled, and he eventually took control of the gun, but not before she punched him in the face and shattered the screen of his phone. During questioning, Krogh told police she “got violent” and admitted to punching him and throwing his phone because she knew he was recording.
Jessica Baker says her boyfriend, 28-year-old Hunter L Eavenson, slapped her while they were at the Tin Roof in midtown Saturday. After they returned home for the night, the argument continued and she told Eavenson he needed to leave. Another physical altercation broke out, during which he reportedly tackled her to the ground and punched and kicked her in the ribs while she was on the ground. Eavenson’s brother-in-law pulled him off the victim, and she was transported to the hospital with injuries to her right arm, right shoulder, and rib pain. She says she got in one punch in self-defense. Eavenson told police he put her in a choke hold, but nothing else happened. The brother-in-law advised he witnessed the assault but wouldn’t speak about it.
Police responded to the Shell station on Whites Creek Pike, where they were met by Nashville Fire Department medics and Larry Carver, who stated he had been assaulted by his grandson, 20-year-old Kaden Carter. After being treated on-site, Carver accompanied officers back to his home where his grandson had remained, entered the residence, and took Kaden Carter into custody for the assault.
30-year-old Meaghan M Cormack and her boyfriend, Lewis Owenby, left Broadway late Friday night and were headed back to their Antioch Home when they stopped at a Nashville Fire Station, where police found them in response to a domestic disturbance call, just blocks from their residence. Lewis was driving her car, and police say both parties had been drinking heavily throughout the night. Meaghan believed there “might be issues between then” and began to record their conversation on the ride home. The audio recording revealed she provoked the victim as he yelled for her to stop. He says she continued to attempt to grab the steering wheel from him and take control of the vehicle from the passenger seat. She then reportedly began to assault her boyfriend on his face, leaving fresh marks and cuts which were documented by officers. Officers determined Meaghan Cormack to be the primary aggressor and took her into custody, charging her with domestic assault.
Metro Nashville Police Officers working the Entertainment District Initiative in downtown Nashville were flagged down by citizens on the sidewalk outside of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar, where an altercation was taking place between two tourists from Chicago, 45-year-old Lori Ann Haarmann and her husband, 48-year-old Eric Frostick. Multiple witnesses report Eric was pulling and hitting his wife while attempting to force her into a rideshare vehicle. Bouncers from the bar report her holding onto the railing and refusing to get into the vehicle with her husband while fighting back against his assault.
Eric denied any altercation when police arrived and told officers his ripped shirt and scratches on his body occurred “when we were having sex… that is how it happened.” Officers first arrested Eric for domestic assault and public intoxication, and then due to Lori’s level of intoxication and inability to care for herself, she was also charged with public intoxication.
Jessica Reeves says she was at the WoodSpring Suites near Rivergate hotel with 31-year-old Michael L Hodges Wednesday morning when he used a dog leash to whip her several times on her left buttock and slapped her in the face during an argument. Throughout the day and evening, she states he had been drinking alcohol and became more aggressive with her, and eventually pushed her onto the bed and attempted to strangle her. She attempted to flee, and he pushed her as she made her way to the lobby. The hotel room was tossed with furniture flipped over.
Hodges then reportedly went to Hendersonville, where he made threats to shoot people, and then found his way back down Gallatin Pike to the Walmart parking lot in Madison where police found him wearing all black clothing in a black pickup truck. He admitted he was in an argument with his girlfriend, Jessica, and was taken into custody.