A complex problem
A woman living in the A building of a West Nashville apartment complex claims that when she launched a butcher knife at a neighbor she was “just defending her cousin whom was about to be ganged by residents from the B side,” police say. The 38-year-old suspect became upset and, “in the midst of retaliation,” threw a knife at the victim, striking her in the face. The victim was treated for a minor cut below her eye, and the knife-wielding suspect was booked for aggravated assault.
Sticking it to the man
A marital dispute turned downright savage when a woman “went to the kitchen and obtained two kitchen knives and a serving fork” and threatened to cause her husband bodily harm, police say. As his 67-year-old wife wildly waived around her arsenal of utensils, the victim called for someone in the house to come and witness her threatening behavior. Just as a witness walked into the room, the suspect shoved the weapons into a dresser drawer in the bedroom and fled the scene. The victim called police, and his wife was later arrested for aggravated assault.
There’s the beef
A Kroger customer attempted to leave the store with “two packs of meat concealed in each of his pants legs,” police say, but was confronted by a security officer who reported “the square packages were clearly visible.” When the officer attempted to arrest the beefy thief, he actively resisted and tried to escape with $12 worth of meat. The 25-year-old suspect finally was cuffed and charged with theft, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing. (He had previously been banned from the Monroe Street Kroger for stealing items from the store’s butcher shop.)
Off the leash
Police were dispatched to the area of Highland Trace and Wooddale Lane about residents arguing over a dog being allowed to roam the neighborhood. When police arrived, the male suspect said to his wife, “Come on, let’s act as if they weren’t here,” as he took off his jacket, threw it on the ground and started calling the dog’s owners “bitches and whoes [sic],” police say. That’s when his wife—paying no attention to the officers—lunged forward and struck the female victim in the face with a set of keys. The woman, 23, was booked for aggravated assault and her husband, 25, was charged with disorderly conduct.
All items in Suspect Behavior are taken from actual Metro police arrest reports and affidavits.