Mt. Juliet Business owner Thomas Courtney was sentenced on Monday to an 11 months and 29 days jail sentence in his DUI 3rd case in Davidson County. He was already in custody for his trial after a Nashville judge revoked his bond for multiple probation violations and repeated arrests in Wilson county, who continued to ROR him back into society to continue to commit crimes without penalty. As a part of his Nashville sentence, he will be required to participate in and complete the New Avenue alcohol treatment program within the Davidson County Detention Center. After applying the automatic percentage of sentencing and time already served, Courtney is scheduled for release on July 26th of 2022, at which time he will still have trials and sentencing in Wilson County for cases including a probation violation (x3), domestic assault, and driving on a revoked license (x2). As part of his Davidson County sentence, Courtney will lose his driver’s license for six years. Judge Higgins set a special condition to Courtney’s sentence, which prevents him from petitioning the court for an early release, for any reason, other than the stand time calculations given to every inmate at the facility.
Attorneys for Country Musician John Eason filed an extraordinary petition in Circuit Court this week in an attempt to silence a number of people that claim he is providing alcohol to, and having sex with, underage girls. Accusations have surrounded the Wilson County singer’s career in recent months, claiming he was grooming young females at Courtney’s restaurant in Mt. Juliet. Social media has been flooded with various messages and accusations, including social media pages, personas, accounts, and entire websites devoted to the accusations.
In an unusual move, a TRO has been sought to silence the individuals being sued over the accusations in an attempt to keep the lawsuit from becoming public, citing that Eason is afraid the parties “may publish the events or communications, the identity of the plaintiff (John Eason), and other material (exhibits) at the center of this controversy… upon receiving notice of the lawsuit”. We have published the entire lawsuit and exhibits, along with other posts gathered from social media and websites in their entirety as a part of this story.
After Mt. Juliet & Wilson County authorities declined to even require their beloved citizen to post a bond after committing a brutal assault on his fiance, or for multiple prior DUI and other related offenses, Nashville has stepped in to revoke his bond on one of his cases in Davidson County. On Thursday, both the Davidson County District Attorney and his Nashville probation officer filed separate motions with the court which were granted.
One is a violation of his probation, citing he failed a drug test on October 19th and was subsequently arrested for new charges in Wilson County. The other, a motion from ADA Laney Ann Heard, notes he has 4 pending probation violations in Wilson County, received a citation for texting-while-driving in August, in addition to the new arrests, and asks the court to revoke his bond until a hearing can be held in Nashville. Both orders were signed early yesterday and he was surrendered on the charges to the county jail, where he will remain until his next hearing, which will happen next week.
The 52-year-old troubled alcoholic Mt. Juliet restaurant owner, Thomas P. Courtney, has been booked into jail yet again and released on his own recognizance, this time after assaulting his girlfriend, leaving her badly bruised. Court records show the pair were driving on I-40 when he began swerving and driving erratically in response to an argument over a text message, and when she attempt to get the car back under control, he crashed the car off the road, pulled her out, and assaulted her by kicking her in the face, leaving her in the mud, locking the car, and walking away from the scene. A Wilson County magistrate released him on his own recognizance, as with most of his other dozen arrests. He was arrested again the following day for violating his Wilson County Probation, has multiple open DUI & other cases in both Wilson County and Nashville, and refuses to abide by interlock restrictions. His license to drive was revoked on 10/08/2021 – if you see him driving in Mt. Juliet, please immediately call the police at 615-754-2550.
25-year-old Kenneth “Tres” Nelson III was booked into the Wilson County Jail earlier this month after his girlfriend locked him out of her home for being drunk and belligerent. He then broke down a door and door frame to get back inside to retrieve his shoes, at which point he left the home. He was charged with aggravated burglary, vandalism, and domestic assault.
18-year-old Preston Johnson, of Mt. Juliet, is charged with the harassment of his (now ex) girlfriend’s mother, after allegedly using an app to text from different numbers, telling Ashley Bishop DoCarmo she was a horrible person, a bad mother, and she would not be around to see her daughter get married and have kids of her own. DoCarmo says she was in fear of her life. A judge released Johnson on his own recognizance.
73 in a 45 mph zone, which was the most exciting moment the tiny town of 1500’s police department had for the entire week. After officer Nick Deck made the arrest for DUI, Robinson decided to unleash a verbal assault on Officer Deck, offering to “f— you in the booty”, and detailing what a “sad b—-” the officer was. It’s so graphic, you’ll have to click for the details…
18-year-old Kamille Anderson and 19-year-old Jordan Braswell are both jailed, charged with beating up a 19-year-old man on SE Tater Peeler Road while they held him at knifepoint, and attempted to stab him. While Braswell assaulted the man leaving his face, head, and neck severely bruised, Anderson emptied his pockets, taking all of his belongings, money, and iPhone.
Officer Berger conducted a traffic stop at 3 a.m. on September 5th after observing a vehicle weaving, swerving, and unable to maintain a consistent speed. As he approached the vehicle the driver, 22-year-old Margaret ‘Marge’ Hayleigh Ribbons, asked to speak to the officer away from her male passenger. Once at the rear of the car, she explained they had just left Whiskey River Bar and the man in the vehicle was her husband and he had his “hand on her leg” which was causing her to weave in and out of the lanes of travel.
46-year-old Sabrina Dickerson called 911 to report the Taco Bell in Lebanon was closed. She believed something more sinister may be going on, and that there could be a robbery happening inside, so she called 911. Lebanon Police arrived, claimed she was high on drugs, stating she was “acting as if she was speaking Japanese”, and took her into custody. A Commissioner released her, ROR.