Roderick Lawson beats up grandparents after being confronted for smoking inside

24-year-old Roderick Lawson was involved in an altercation with his grandparents, John and Vivian Bowers, at their Putnam Drive residence on June 18th. When officers arrived, they spoke with the Bowers. Vivian stated that she smelled a weird odor in the house and believed it was Lawson, whom she had told not to smoke inside several times. When Vivian and John confronted Lawson, they started arguing. Lawson told them that this was his house and that he was kicking them out. According to the couple, during the argument, Lawson attacked them and knocked them to the ground. Lawson proceeded to grab Vivian by her legs and drag her out. Once she was outside, Lawson got on top of John and tore his shirt off. When officers spoke with Lawson, his statements aligned with what John and Vivian told police, but he kept saying that “grandparents attacked him.” Roderick Lawson was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

TSU student Cameron Foley crashes into police car while speeding in Dodge Challenger

21-year-old Cameron Nicholas Foley, a student at Tennessee State University, sped past another driver using a turn-only lane near Jefferson Street and 28th Avenue North late April 19th. Officers observed him accelerating excessively in his red Dodge Challenger before they heard him collide with another vehicle, later identified as a metropolitan police car, near John A Merritt Boulevard. When officers approached the crash, Foley exited his car and reentered before they instructed him to get out. Foley was then cited for the incident and booked on the citation of reckless driving on May 10th.

Brandon Cook punches his mother in the face repeatedly

23-year-old Brandon Ne’Shaun Cook was involved in a domestic disturbance with his mother, Brandie Cook, at their residence in the late hours of December 4th. Brandie stated that her son became aggressive after she told him that she disapproved of his drug use, causing him to start throwing items in the house. She advised that he started threatening to harm her and eventually punched her in the face multiple times, so she used pepper spray to prevent any further attack. Brandon told officers that he was upset with his mom for trying to discipline him, so he punched her numerous times in the face, even though he knew he should not have. They both refused to be treated by the Nashville Fire Department. Brandon Cook was taken into custody for domestic assault.

DUI: Jacob Walker, 20, charged with underage drinking after crashing into two vehicles

20-year-old Jacob Walker was involved in a crash at the intersection of 33rd Avenue North and Alameda St. on November 1st. TSU police alerted officers regarding an impaired driver crashing into two vehicles, fleeing, and then returning to the scene. Officers spoke with Walker, who was visibly intoxicated as he admitted to leaving the scene, consuming alcohol, and being too impaired to drive. Walker consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly. Walker refused to provide a breath sample and spoke with witnesses who positively identified him. Walker was placed in custody for leaving the scene of an accident, implied consent, driving under the influence, and underage consumption of alcohol.

Rebecca Haney deemed too drunk for downtown Nashville

34-year-old Rebecca Haney was observed running down Broadway in the early hours of Saturday morning, just before last call, striking police vehicles with her hands and kicking traffic cones into lanes of traffic. Officers asked her to pick up the traffic cones, and she refused and yelled at them. She continued to scream at police throughout their interaction and was deemed to be too intoxicated for downtown Nashville.

DUI: Kyle Mahoney charged after North Nashville crash

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.

Caleb Pitts burglarizes Jason Aldean’s Bar for a hoodie & runs from police

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.

Woman says David Cox touched her inappropriately, MNPD says he’s just drunk and burpy

A woman flagged down Metro Nashville Police Officer James Harber and told him that a man identified as 21-year-old David Cox was touching her inappropriately and without her consent while inside Kid Rock’s Bar on Broadway in downtown Nashville, and he continued despite being told to stop multiple times. Officer Harber placed Cox in the rear of his patrol car, where he noted he “belched continuously.” Officer Harber noted that “due to the actions of the defendant and his obvious intoxicated condition,” he was charged with public intoxication. He was transported to booking, where he stayed for the standard eight-hour hold, at which time he was released with charges dismissed.