18-year-old Brandon Howard told police, “I would have dusted y’all!” had it not been for the spike strips they deployed to stop him as he fled in a stolen Toyota Camry late Sunday night. He was driving a 2022 white Toyota Camry that was just stolen from Whites Creek Pike and was being tracked by its owner, who was relaying the information to police. With the assistance of AirOne, all three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody after short foot pursuits. A P80 ‘ghost gun’ with an automatic switch was found within reach of Howard at the time of his arrest… more details inside
Laura Salazar Gonzales says she was sitting on the toilet when her 35-year-old boyfriend, Nery Chajon Franco, came into the bathroom drunk and kicked her in the face. She says the argument was about who should pick up the children from school. As she fled from the toilet, Nery reportedly followed her while yelling and threatening to kill her. He chased her and her two youngest sons through the front yard, grabbed her hair from behind, and yanked her onto the ground. She says he punched her in the face multiple times and strangled her.
Another of their sons came out of the home and attacked his father with a knife sharpener to try to stop the attack on his mother. He swung at his son three times and missed each time. When officers arrived, Nery attempted to flee and jumped a neighbor’s fence.
18-year-old Travon Webb was one of three individuals that fled from a stolen car as police tracked it in the area of Tremont and 15th Ave South on November 7th. Webb was apprehended a short time later and positively identified by a witness as one of the three inside the vehicle. Webb refused to provide police with any information, so he was charged with the theft of the vehicle (over $60,000). He is free on a $12,000 bond.
24-year-old Jerome Dooley is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he followed his girlfriend, Yani Gardley, and began striking her vehicle with his after the two got into an argument at Kroger on Nolensville Pike. He was reportedly upset over a key she had to his apartment. Officers observed damage to the victim’s car and detained Dooley, and handcuffed him, but he then fled the scene while cuffed. He was located a short time later and taken into custody, once again.
Metro Nashville Police Officers working the downtown district observed David Moore suddenly fall out of the passenger seat of a vehicle driven by his wife, 45-year-old Misty Fain, at the intersection of Korean Veterans Blvd & Hermitage Ave. As he fell out of the vehicle, she put the vehicle in park, then drove forward a few feet, then repeated this a few times until officers activated their emergency equipment, at which time she fled the scene at a high rate of speed, leaving her husband on the ground in the middle of an intersection. The victim explained he was originally driving when they began to argue over the directions to Boot Barn. As the argument escalated, he stopped the car and scooted to the passenger seat as his wife walked around and got in the driver’s seat. At some point, she was yelling and screaming and began to hit and assault him, breaking his glasses. He called 911 and she demanded he exit the car, and he ended up on the ground. Officers documented multiple cuts, scrapes, and scratches to the victim’s face, and broken glasses.
31-year-old Alejandro Grant Wright was at the intersection of 4th & Broadway Saturday when police say he was in a “heated verbal argument” with his girlfriend, Valeria Galvan. He was reportedly irate and causing such a scene that he drew the attention of all the citizens in the immediate downtown area. Wright then ripped off his shirt and walked aggressively at his girlfriend as officers intervened to prevent any physical assault from happening. Galvan says she was in fear of being hurt by Wright.
Despite an initial $10,500 bond, 23-year-old Derrick Vassar is free on pre-trial release after fleeing from police working the street racing initiative Friday night. AirOne was surveilling the area near Firestone Parkway and Old Hickory Blvd when Vassar, driving a matte black Chevrolet Corvette, was seen doing donuts in the parking lot of a Thornton’s convenience store [video below], where there was a “sea of vehicles,” according to police, who say Vassar had already fled a traffic stop. As he exited the parking lot, he traversed to I-24 with multiple police vehicles in pursuit with full lights and sirens. AirOne noted that Vasser bailed out of the vehicle on Crossing Place and fled on foot until he was apprehended nearby. Police say he tensed up and pulled away while being arrested, and the tag on the Corvette belonged to a Ford vehicle.
#VIDEO: Nashville Bounty Hunter Michael Bolden often posts videos to his 40,000 TikTok followers, showing wanted fugitives he has captured for bail bond companies. Late Thursday night, it was the sister of a fugitive who was behind the camera as Bolden watched his fugitive escape his custody in a wild ride on Dickerson Pike, part of which included Bolden backing into the sister’s car when she blocked him in, Bolden firing his gun at the sister’s car, and eventually driving down Dickerson Pike with his fugitive hanging onto the outside of his vehicle while she is still cuffed to the dashboard inside. The fugitive, Antoinette Hall, eventually slipped her handcuffs after he pulled over, and she escaped from his custody.
21-year-old Caleb Pitts faces multiple charges, including felony burglary, after police say he stole a hoodie from the retail portion of Jason Aldean’s bar and fled from them. Offices first responded to the Broadway bar as Pitts was fighting with security, who had observed him pull on a locked door until it broke open and take a grey hoodie from the merchandise area of the venue. Pitts, who was visibly intoxicated, pulled away from officers as they arrived but was captured after a brief foot chase.
32-year-old Billie Pace was the driver of a vehicle parked at the HomeTowne Studios on Murfreesboro Pike Tuesday. Officers were in the area and ran the tag, which came back as stolen during a robbery. As officers attempted a felony stop at gunpoint, Pace put the vehicle in reverse and fled from the parking spot. Spike strips were deployed at the entrance/exit to the extended-stay complex but did not immediately stop the vehicle. The rubber eventually separated from the rim of a front tire near Kipling & Connelly Drive, and Pace gave up the chase, unable to control the vehicle. A search revealed a syringe and a glass crack pipe, and Pace refused to be interviewed. In addition to the pending charges for the original robbery/kidnapping, he was charged with auto theft, drug paraphernalia, evading arrest, and driving on a suspended license.