Landon Tedora says he was watching TV with his boyfriend, 27-year-old Rayshon Boyington, when his dog began making noise, and he was talking to and interacting with the pup, which upset Rayshon, who was attempting to watch the television. Ray reportedly yelled at Landon to get out of the house and pushed and hit him, eventually retrieving and displaying a box cutter in a threatening manner. The box cutter was turned into evidence. Rayson admitted to pulling a box cutter but states he never “used it” on him.
43-year-old Jason Bland says things “got pushy” in a domestic dispute but denies hitting anyone. Two female victims, however, say he became upset and began to hit and kick one of them and strangled her, and a juvenile victim says Bland pushed her when she told him she was starting to record the incident on her phone.
36-year-old Russ L. Garner was jailed Saturday on a warrant charging him with the domestic assault of his wife, Kelly Macfarlane, who recently filed for divorce, citing inappropriate marital conduct and irreconcilable differences. She says she asked to see his cell phone due to “suspicious behavior” at which point she gained access, however, a struggle ensued. The victim provided body-worn camera footage of what she says were injuries from the assault and states she was threatened to not mention the assault to the police.
A filing in the divorce case from Russ Garner sheds additional light on the incident, stating that she took his phone and hid it behind her back, and began kicking him. He admits to grabbing her wrist in an attempt to stop her from kicking him and to retrieve his stolen phone. All this happened while their child watched from a playpen. Police did not immediately make an arrest in the case, it was several weeks after the wife visited the Family Safety Center, and she had to take out the warrant herself, it was not signed by the police as the prosecutor.
Johnetta Motley & her son, John Motley, contacted Metro Nashville Police to report that John’s ex-girlfriend, 43-year-old Star Reedy, had come into their home on Arrowhead Drive and taken a television, jewelry, and the ‘right’ shoe from eight pairs of John’s shoes. They believe a maintenance person for the property allowed Reedy inside the residence, despite her not living there nor having permission to enter. A neighbor, Latoya Shack, was able to provide Ring video footage of Reedy arriving in her mother’s two-door coupe. Another neighbor, Jatonna Cowan, also told police she observed Reedy at the location during the burglary.
Nathan Burkitt says after a night of heavy drinking he was in a 4 a.m. argument with his wife, 30-year-old Heather Guzman, and as the argument continued to escalate to a loud and aggressive state, he suggested that his wife leave the house so they could each have their personal space and rest. He says Heather then pushed him backward through a glass door, shattering it, and left him lying on the back deck, injured and bleeding. When police arrived and interviewed Heather, she claimed he must have been mad at a video game and head-butted the door, which didn’t match any of his injuries. She was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault with bodily injury.
19-year-old Phadtarawadee Namie Yimnoi told police she was “choked” in an attempt to have her ex-boyfriend/roommate, DaTorrien Mayo, charged, however after hearing the full story and interviewing two other witnesses, she took the ride to jail. Officers arrived at the domestic call, where after two independent witnesses and the victim were interviewed, it was determined she had entered his room to retrieve property she says she had gifted him during the relationship. He confronted her about being in his room and escorted her out, at which time she “threw an elbow” and hit him in the face, leaving him with an injury. She then attempted to strike him with a phone, at which time he attempted to restrain her from further assaulting him, which is when she says felt she was “choked”.
24-year-old Ashley Thomas was jailed on June 15th, charged with the domestic assault of her boyfriend, Allen Lewis. A bystander heard the assault happening and called police, who arrived to find the two had exited the residence and were now in a vehicle. The victim advised the two were arguing and he attempted to leave to de-escalate the situation. He says she then stepped in front of the door and place her hands around his neck, and when he broke her grip and continued on his way she backhanded him in the nose.
29-year-old Nykisha Gooch was jailed this week on multiple outstanding felony warrants including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism. Her ex-boyfriend, Michael Wilson, called police on April 25th to report Kisha had just sliced him with a box cutter at an intersection in East Nashville. Wilson says he was in the left turn lane at Gallatin & East Palestine Ave when a brown Chevy Impala sped up from behind and blocked him in. ‘Kisha’ suddenly appears from the Impala, broke the door handle of his car, and dragged the box cutter across his vehicle, causing several thousand dollars in damage, including denting the vehicle. As Wilson exited the car to put a stop to the vandalism Gooch attacked him and struck his palm with the blade. The couple had only dated for two weeks before he broke up with her.
Coty Rick called police on May 15th about his girlfriend, 33-year-old Danielle Smithgall, being disorderly amid a domestic disturbance. Officers arrived and as they approached the door they heard Smithgall scream “I’m going to fucking murder you!” Officers made contact with Rick to check on his safety, and took Smithgall into custody, charging her with domestic assault. A few days later they were dispatched to another altercation between the two. Although there was no assault alleged during the second incident, she was in violation of her bond conditions which don’t allow her to be in contact with the victim. She was also booked into custody.
57-year-old Chester Darren Campbell is being held on a $25,000 bond after being jailed this week on an outstanding felony theft warrant from 2018. His ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Brown, says she noticed several pieces of jewelry had gone missing from her bedroom. She stated her ex-boyfriend, Campbell, had been staying with her for several months since the breakup, and they had an on-and-off-again relationship. She also states he had stolen from her in the past. With him being the only other person with access to her bedroom, an investigation was launched, and it was discovered Campbell had pawned several pieces of the victim’s jewelry at pawn shops throughout both Tennessee and Kentucky, all while using his own photo ID. The value of the stolen jewelry is over $10,000.