DUI: Jordan Copeland crashes into light pole, caught with marijuana bag labeled “Blue Mambaz”

26-year-old Jordan Copeland was arrested for driving under the influence and possessing cannabis after crashing into a pole near 9th Avenue Street and Clark Place on July 7th. When officers arrived at the scene, they noticed Copeland sitting in his vehicle, showing signs of intoxication. Copeland initially tried to drive away, but officers stopped him and took his keys. They observed that Copeland displayed many signs of intoxication, such as slow and slurred speech, watery eyes, and unsteadiness. Copeland admitted to drinking two Jack & Cokes and two Budweiser beers at Honky Tonk Central on Broadway before moving his vehicle from 9th Avenue and Clark Place to a nearby parking lot. The officers noticed that the damage to Copeland’s vehicle was consistent with hitting a light pole and asked him to undergo sobriety tests, which he refused. However, he consented to a breathalyzer test, which revealed a result of .123% BAC. During a search of his vehicle, officers found an unopened bag of marijuana labeled “Blue Mambaz” weighing 3.5 grams. Copeland was then taken into custody for DUI and possession of a controlled substance.

Kendrea Reed caught with cocaine after driving stolen Chevy Malibu

19-year-old Kendrea Reed was seen driving in a stolen Chevy Malibu on Gallatin Pike on June 24th. Officers were made aware of a stolen vehicle at the store and followed the vehicle to a nearby Papa John’s, where it was parked in front. Reed and another male were observed exiting the car and going inside the business. Reed and all other vehicle occupants were then taken into custody without incident. When officers searched the vehicle, they found a gram of cocaine that was stored in a gum container. No one in the vehicle took ownership of the narcotic, and it was within reach of everyone. Reed was charged with joyriding and possession of a controlled substance.

James Owens snorts unknown white powder with friend in front of police

34-year-old James Glenn Owens and James Matthew Walker snorted a white, powdery substance in front of officers near the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge late June 28th. Police observed Owens holding a dollar bill with an unknown substance in it. Officers approached Owens and asked if it was his, which he confirmed. Owens then poured the substance onto a utility box and snorted half of it. Then, after Walker snorted what was left, they were both detained. Owens was taken into custody for public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance on June 29th.

Jessie Matthews stops traffic while tweaking in street, tells police “How did you know I was high?”

21-year-old Jessie Matthews was observed walking on the center travel lane and impeding traffic on Dickerson Pike on June 28th. Matthews made sporadic and erratic movements, including running to the sidewalk, appearing as if he was going to enter traffic, and darting back to the center lane, causing traffic to stop. Officers noticed this and escorted him from the middle lane. Officers saw that Matthews’ pupils were pinpointed as he sweated profusely and fidgeted while scratching himself. When officers asked him why he was so amped up, he told them he had chugged about five Redbulls and saw a snake. Then, officers detained him, during which Matthews yelled, “How did you know I was high?” Matthews went on to clarify that he was only amped up due to the Redbulls, stating, “That’s not what heroin does.” During a subsequent search, officers found a lottery ticket containing a white paste in his pockets. The white paste was later identified as Heroin. Before stopping Matthews, officers confirmed that he was seen on camera stealing $25 worth of merchandise from the Dickerson Pike Family Dollar. Matthews was taken into custody for simple possession, public intoxication, and theft.

Mackenze Hedstrom jailed after stealing over $13,000 from multiple employers

23-year-old Mackenze Hedstrom was caught stealing from the Lowes on Old Hickory Boulevard on June 21st. When officers arrived, Lowes employees informed officers that Hedstrom was leaving on foot. When officers detained Hedstrom, they discovered she had a warrant, so she was taken into custody. Upon searching Hedstrom, officers found a baggie in her purse containing a white powdery substance consistent with narcotics. Officers again spoke with employees and discovered that Hedstrom had been stealing from the establishment since May. After an interview with Hedstrom, she admitted to stealing and signed a confession to the crime. The money that went missing was over $2,691.

The warrant had to do with a case involving Habor Freight Tools. The loss prevention manager for the Harbor Freight Tools on Lebanon Pike contacted authorities, stating that $10,992 was stolen from the store between February 2nd and March 21st. The store provided officers with video footage of multiple incidents showing Hedstrom, a former employee, taking money from the cash drawer. Mackenze Hedstrom was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance and two counts of theft on June 21st.
The warrant had to do with a case involving Habor Freight Tools. The loss prevention manager for the Harbor Freight Tools on Lebanon Pike contacted authorities, stating that $10,992 was stolen from the store between February 2nd and March 21st. The store provided officers with video footage of multiple incidents showing Hedstrom, a former employee, taking money from the cash drawer.

Mackenze Hedstrom was taken into custody and charged with possession of a controlled substance and two counts of theft on June 21st.

Nathan Driscoll assaults friend outside of Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Bar, says they were “play fighting”

23-year-old Nathaniel James Driscoll had an altercation with his friend in front of Jason Aldean’s Rooftop Bar around 12:43 a.m. on June 14th. Officers observed Driscoll grabbing his friend’s chin and lifting it before smacking him. After this, the two began wrestling with each other. Officers ordered Driscoll to stop, but he continued to grab onto his friend’s shirt. Officers grabbed Driscoll by his left arm and had to shove him away. Then, Driscoll started yelling and screaming at officers, stating he was not doing anything wrong and only “play fighting” with his friend. When officers tried to arrest him, he ran forward while pulling his arms away until officers took him to the ground and detained him. During a subsequent search, a small bag with a white powdery substance was found in Driscoll’s back pocket, which Driscoll later admitted he believed was cocaine. Driscoll’s friend told officers that Driscoll attacked him for not leaving the bar with him earlier, adding that he did not believe he was trying to “play fight.” Driscoll’s friend did not wish to press charges for the incident. Driscoll was taken into custody for disorderly conduct, simple possession, and resisting arrest.

DUI: Tiffaney Cockrell pulled over for speeding, caught with cocaine in her purse

21-year-old Tiffaney Faith Cockrell was taken into custody for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, and driving with a suspended license on June 8th. Officers observed Cockrell speeding and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, she denied having anything to drink and showed signs of impairment. Officers prompted her with sobriety tests, which she consented to and performed poorly. Under Miranda, she admitted to taking medication two days prior and to drinking the past couple of days. After being informed of implied consent, she agreed to provide a blood sample. During a subsequent search, officers located a white powdery substance in her purse, which Cockrell said she believed was cocaine because her friend had her purse. However, before the search, under Miranda, Cockrell had admitted the purse was hers. She was then detained for the occurrence.

Jermahi Floyd charged after argument with woman gets physical at Tennessee State University

20-year-old Jermahi Floyd was involved in an altercation with Amere Eadie at Tate Manor apartments at Tennessee State University on March 28th. When officers arrived at the mentioned location, they made contact with Eadie in the RA’s office. Eadie was screaming and crying about being assaulted. Officers observed several bruises on her neck and a scratch below her eye. Eadie was asked what happened, and she insisted that it was an accident and that she fell, causing the marks. After further discussion, Eadie said she and Floyd were hanging out in her room. At some point, she received a call from another guy, causing an argument between her and Floyd. During the argument, Eadie said she fell. Eadie told officers all that happened was an argument but couldn’t explain the marks on her face and neck. Officers then made contact with Floyd in the room where the altercation occurred, so he was detained to get information on the incident. Floyd denied everything and said that if Eadie said he put his hands on her, then she was lying. Officers observed defensive marks on his forearms. After communications between both parties, who was at fault could not be determined, so Jermahi Floyd and Amere Eadie were both taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.

Cornell Robinson assaults Nordstrom employee after being confronted for shoplifting

21-year-old Cornell Jamaine Robinson, Zelmon Hause, and an unknown individual assisted each other in shoplifting from Nordstrom on Abbott Martin Road on the afternoon of March 23rd. Randy Paul Brown, an employee, observed this and confronted Robinson, who became irate and shoved him. Robinson was then detained and searched. During the search, officers located a white pill that was cut, divided, and crushed into several pieces that Robinson claimed was Xanax under Miranda. Since Robinson was not a resident of Tennessee, he was taken into custody for assault and simple possession.

DUI: Charles Hendricks drives Chevy Malibu after taking Cocaine with 2-year-old son in the car

49-year-old Charles Williams Hendricks drove his black Chevy Malibu without headlights, traveling northbound on Gallatin Pike South in the early hours of March 23rd. Police observed this and followed Hendricks as he got into the left lane to turn onto Old Hickory Boulevard West. When officers got behind Hendricks, he changed lanes as if he were trying to avoid them. This prompted officers to conduct a traffic stop near Gallatin Pike North and Williams Avenue. Officers approached the driver’s side and noticed Hendricks seemed disoriented and showed multiple signs of impairment. When officers asked him about the plastic wrapper he had stuffed in his door handle, he quickly grabbed it and tried to hide it in his center console. Police then requested an ARIDE-certified officer to assist with the traffic stop, during which Hendricks had several mood swings, where he went from angry to laughing to crying to being sleepy. Hendricks consented to sobriety tests and performed poorly, nearly falling asleep while standing up. Hendricks then refused to provide a sample after being informed of implied consent, so officers took him for a mandatory blood draw. Hendricks was found to have a gram of cocaine in a wadded-up dollar bill in his right shoe as well as his two-year-old son sitting in an unsecured car seat. Additionally, officers found a straw with drug residue in his car. Hendricks was taken into custody for driving under the influence, simple possession, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment, and implied consent.

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