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WOMAN TRIES TO ROB A 12 YEAR OLD BOY WITH A KNIFE

A twelve-year-old boy used a basketball to defend himself against a woman attempting to rob him with a knife in East Nashville on Sunday. 31-year-old Ruby Nations admitted to smoking crack before approaching a group of children near a playground at the CWA apartment complex along South 5th Street. When the child denied Nations a second time, police said she pulled a black and silver kitchen knife out of her pants. The child then threw a basketball at her face and ran to his mother. Nations is charged with aggravated robbery, criminal trespassing and public intoxication.


Neighbors Upset About Late-Night Construction In Midtown

People living in the 807 18th condos in Midtown are frustrated about an up and coming apartment complex. It’s a 20-story building called Kenect in the heart of Midtown. Metro Councilman Freddie O’Connell said he’s heard from at least a dozen people over the last few months.

“It is just destroying quality of life. I’ve talked with several residents in that community who have gone and got hotel rooms at various times because the noise is just so bad,” O’Connell said. Residents are complaining about concrete pours are happening late at night into the early morning hours. They’re also complaining about bright lights. O’Connell said the company, McHugh Construction, isn’t breaking any city noise ordinances.


HAMBRICK FAMILY FILE WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT

The family of a man shot and killed by a Metro police officer is suing the officer and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville  seeking $30 million in damages related to the fatal officer-involved shooting of Daniel Hambrick in July 2018.

“We’re asking for nominal damages, attorney fees, and costs,” said Hambrick family attorney, Joy Kimbrough. “So, we’re asking for $30 million at a minimum.”

Ofc. Delke is also facing homicide charges in Hambrick’s shooting death. The wrongful death lawsuit accuses Officer Andrew Delke of using excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The suit also claims Metro Nashville is responsible for the Metro Nashville Police Department’s failure to implement body cameras and ongoing issues with racial discrimination and profiling.


1 In Custody Following Nolensville Barricade Situation

One person was taken into custody Tuesday morning following a barricade situation at a home in Nolensville. The subject was believed to be armed and was inside of a house on the south end of the city. Four rounds of teargas were utilized  to help take the suspect into custody, officers said. The Williamson County SWAT team assisted in apprehending the suspect.


FORMER CHATT BUS DRIVER INDICTED ON STATUTORY RAPE CHARGES

Former Chattanooga school bus driver, Johnthony Walker, has been indicted  on 8 counts of statutory rape and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor by a Davidson County grand jury. Walker admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl who lived at a home where he had been staying while out on bond following his sentencing for the deadly Chattanooga bus crash. In March 2018, Walker was convicted of six counts of criminally negligent homicide in a Chattanooga school bus crash. He was sentenced to four years in prison in April for the November 2016 crash but was reportedly out on bond while his appeal is pending.

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