21-year-old Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball Forward Lee Dort reportedly assaulted and strangled his ex-girlfriend, Amani Foster, on the Vanderbilt Campus in the early hours of Sunday morning. Vanderbilt Police responded to a report of screams at 1:14 a.m. coming from a dorm room at McTyeire Hall. Foster told officers that 6’9″ Dort took her cell phone and shoved her against a wall and bedpost in her dorm room. He accused her of lying to him about her location during Thanksgiving and searched her texts and call logs on her phone. He says he discovered she was with someone else on Thanksgiving night. He then reportedly gripped her neck after she slid down onto the bed. Officers documented red marks and scratches on the victim. Dort initially fled the scene but was located at Memorial Gymnasium, where he was questioned about the incident. Vanderbilt Spokesperson Jacob Bell confirms Dort has been suspended from the basketball program pending the outcome of investigations by both the criminal justice system and the university.
56-year-old Darla Knight, owner of Yada on Franklin, and her 30-year-old real estate agent Daughter, Morgan Knight, were both charged with aggravated burglary when they broke into Morgan’s ex-boyfriend’s house, stealing and destroying his property, and emptying a bottle of lube on his bed.
Around 9:30 p.m. on July 20th, MNPD responded to a possible aggravated burglary at 24th Ave; when they arrived, they spoke to the victim, Raymond William Johnson III. Raymond told officers that he had camera footage showing a 2011 Black Chevrolet Suburban pulling into his driveway and then Darla and Morgan Knight exiting the vehicle. Officers reported Darla and Morgan were able to be identified via the footage without question, and the registration of the Chevy Suburban showed that it was registered to Darla Knight. The door was broken into as if someone punched the deadbolt, per the report. The footage shows Darla pointing to the camera as if she planned on committing the burglary without Raymond knowing, officers noted.
When police spoke to Raymond, he said that he and Morgan had broken up in June on amicable terms. He said that he had just recently started seeing another woman. Raymond showed police a text message that Morgan sent his mother stating that she saw notes in their house from the other woman, and that is why the relationship was over. Police found a note on Raymond’s chalkboard with Morgan’s signature under it reading, ” Do not call me or try to reach out. I hope you two live your best life. I only took what was mine.” During the investigation, police found broken picture frames, an entire bottle of lubricant poured onto Raymond’s bed, drywall damage, and all of Raymond’s schoolwork wiped from his computer, valued at over $16,000 for the semester. They took several items, including bedding and curtains, valued over $1,100 as well as caused over $880 of damage to other household items. Raymond’s Glock 19 pistol was also stolen with a value of over $2,000.
23-year-old Chardarius Howse was booked this week for stealing a Louis Vuitton Wallet containing $720 cash on June 20th, 2022. The wallet belonged to Jamarkis Wess, who also had his driver’s license and car keys stolen while at the Game Terminal Bar. Video surveillance shows Howse taking the wallet from the game Wess was playing. To enter the Game Terminal Bar, all patrons must scan their IDs. The establishment was able to give police Howse’s information to verify his identity. A warrant was issued for his arrest shortly after, and he was jailed on the outstanding warrant this week.
22-year-old Anya Lee was jailed early Saturday after she reportedly assaulted her girlfriend, Haven Blakemore, and smashed her windshield during an altercation. Haven was upset as Anya wanted her to stay at her home in Murfreesboro for the night, but Haven refused. The two got into a physical altercation, during which Anya was reportedly on top of Haven, grabbing her by the neck. Haven got into her vehicle to leave the scene, but not before Anya rushed her vehicle and smashed the windshield. Officers documented injuries on the victim and took Anya into custody.
64-year-old Michael Williamson was jailed on Sunday night, charged with the felony aggravated assault of his wife, Larson Faye Williamson. Deputies responded to their Maxshire Court residence just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a domestic disturbance call. Both parties were reportedly drunk, and after investigating, deputies determined Michael to be the primary aggressor. During an argument, he is alleged to have pushed his wife and thrown her down onto a chair with one hand while grabbing her neck and upper chest area. The victim’s injuries were documented and consisted of irritation and bruising on her body.
Michael K. Williamson is a debt, criminal defense, and divorce attorney in Clarksville, where he has practiced for over thirty years.
Cecilia Nelson says her 32-year-old boyfriend Isaac Baugh called on his way home to ask if she had made dinner Saturday evening, and she told him she had not. When he arrived home, he reportedly yelled at her to come downstairs and cook him dinner. She came downstairs, and they argued while she was in the kitchen. She says he got up from the dining room table, where he was waiting, and threw a Mentos package at her, hitting her in the head. She demanded he leaves, and as she began to go back upstairs, Baugh grabbed her by the neck and strangled her during an assault. Officers documented injuries on the victim consistent with strangulation.
23-year-old Dustyn Odiaga was jailed on multiple outstanding warrants this week when officers encountered him during a domestic call in Antioch. Officers ran his name and realized he had an outstanding warrant in Nashville for the domestic assault of his mother from September, and a felony warrant from Boise, Idaho, will full extradition. As he was being taken into custody, Dustyn attempted to flee and was taken to the ground by officers. He continued to resist, yell, scream, and clasp his hands together under his body. He was eventually transported to booking.
37-year-old Andrew Stone was reportedly arguing with his ex-girlfriend/roommate, Karen Van Winkle, late on December 26th over Christmas gifts. Karen told police Andrew was upset, claiming she didn’t do anything for him. As she walked away to avoid the confrontation, she says he followed her around the house and blocked doorways while yelling at her. She says she was very intimidated and in fear for her safety, due to a prior incident in California when he struck her in the face. He then drove off in her van, which he had never driven and had no permission to take. It was recovered a few blocks away, and Stone had fled the scene.
18-year-old Trace Alan Latourette is jailed in lieu of a $137,500 bond after police conducted a traffic stop for a non-working light license plate light and discovered a firearm and a cornucopia of drugs. During the traffic stop on Split Log Road on December 19th, Brentwood Police discovered four marijuana-filled pickle jars, with weights of 14.7 grams, 56.9 grams, 132.9 grams, and 138.8 grams individually. A Glock .45 and a magazine was recovered from the driver’s door area. A black backpack inside the vehicle contained four extra magazines for the firearm, three cell phones, and $3,748 in cash, along with a digital scale. In the passenger seat was an open case of Twisted Tea, with an empty consumed can nearby, and another case in the back seat. A red bag inside the vehicle contained a Tupperware container with 30-50 rolled marijuana joints inside, 100 THC vape cartridges, and 10-15 nicotine vaping devices.
Police say 30-year-old Kaylee Ruth Hand walked into the Target store on Charlotte Pike Wednesday and filled a shopping cart full of merchandise worth $1,019. She then pushed the full cart past all points of sale and attempted to exit the store when she was stopped by loss prevention. Officers arrived and took her into custody for felony theft.