Ben Hardin charged with assault of his stepdaughter; his wife says the force used was “unnecessary”

50-year-old Benjamin Hardin, a Metro Nashville employee, is charged with the domestic assault of his stepdaughter. The victim says she was in an argument with her mother, Sonya, when Ben intervened by grabbing her by the neck, squeezing her, and forcing her to the ground. On the way to the ground, her head hit a table, and he reportedly then pinned her to the ground while shouting at her. Ben claims he only stepped in when Sonya looked at him during the altercation and stated, “You need to mediate this!” Ben reportedly told the victim, “This is my house!” while standing nose-to-nose with her, and shortly before taking her to the ground, she responded, “What are you going to do about it?” He claims he proactively took her to the ground to prevent her from assaulting him. Sonya told police the physical force Ben used was “unnecessary,” and she had to pull him off the victim to prevent the situation from escalating further.

Man assaults ex when she won’t perform oral sex after buying her food — Samuel Inaboya

21-year-old Samuel Inaboya was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on an outstanding warrant charging him with the domestic assault of his ex-girlfriend, Hailey Brooks. She says on January 27th he was dropping her off at her home after buying her something to eat, and he demanded she give him oral sex for the trouble, and when she refused he attempted to take the bag of food back from her. She says he then grabbed her necklace and shirt and struck her on the back of the head multiple times. While her feet were on the console kicking him in self-defense he pushed her out of the car and fled the scene. She was treated for a concussion and bruises from the assault.

“The Nashville Cowboy” charged with felony assault of woman — Benjamin Colby Barrett

While locals may be oblivious, #VisitMusicCity tourists to Nashville have a longstanding #FindTheCowboy game in which they attempted to find a particular ‘cowboy’ who has been the center of sexy calendars, thousands of tourist photos, and is more locally known as the doorman at Layla’s in downtown Nashville. That cowboy is 46-year-old Benjamin Colby Barrett, and he was arrested in Nashville Friday night, charged with the felony aggravated assault of a former lover who has an active order of protection against him.

Trio charged after downtown Nashville brawl, including father & son from Alabama

Metro Police say a trio of folks were all fighting the streets of downtown Nashville last weekend, disrupting both traffic and citizens attempting to use the crosswalks. 18-year-old Brody Presnall, of Alabama, told officers 39-year-old David Castillo pushed him and called him names, and that’s why Brody pushed him back and punched him in the face and began to fight, despite officers giving multiple commands to stop. Brody’s father, 44-year-old Clint Presnall, also got involved when he observed his son getting pushed and engaged in the fight with his son against Castillo.

Nashvillian charged with being too drunk in downtown Nashville — Alex Painter arrested

35-year-old Alex Painter was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail Saturday night after police say he was on Broadway getting into multiple verbal and physical altercations with other citizens on the street and at nearby bars. Police were unable to locate anyone to care for him, and he was unable to care for himself.

Painter was transported to booking and charged with public intoxication.

Converse employee charged with stealing customer’s debit card — Marem Youssef

Police say 19-year-old Marem Youssef pocketed the debit card of a customer after checking her out at the Converse store at Opry Mills. When the customer reported the suspected theft, officers reviewed the camera footage and observed Youssef take the card. She apologized and returned the card while the footage was being reviewed.

She is charged with theft and issued a citation, for which she self-booked this week.