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 His license to drive was revoked on 10/08/2021 – if you see him driving in Mt.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.
58-year-old Brenda Willis was pinned to the ground by family members after she punched Bryar Hight in the face, and knocked the glasses of the face of her sister, Judy Tarpley, during an all-out brawl at Hunters Funeral Home after they said goodbye to their mother at her funeral service. The argument was reportedly over dividing up property. Willis is charged with two counts of domestic assault.
68-year-old Wanda Schwartz is charged with the domestic assault of her 25-year-old roommate, Joshua Collins. According to witness statements in court records, she was upset that Josh and her boyfriend, Ron Tucker, were moving in together at the end of the month, and he would be leaving her residence. She is alleged to have thrown a flower pot, and a fist. She is free on a $500 bond.
Mt. Juliet’s 27-year-old Evan Kelly Toby is charged with domestic assault of his wife. After a confrontation in their home which escalated to the point his wife attempted to call 911, Toby admits to slapping his wife’s hand and knocking the phone away, while threatening to harm himself if she called the police. He was ROR’d after a 12-hour domestic violence hold.
46-year-old Mikel Edwards is charged with domestic assault. His girlfriend says he became upset a black man was bunked above them in a local halfway house and took his anger out on her, punching her multiple times in her face, bruising both eyes.
27-year-old Elic Hugh Page IV, of Lebanon, is charged with domestic assault after police found him standing over his boyfriend with his knuckles and pants covered in blood. His boyfriend, who had been beaten and kicked in the head by Page, says he thought he was going to die, and lost consciousness during the assault. Page is free on a $1,000 bond, with conditions set by a commissioner – which he has continued to ignore, without repercussions.
22-year-old Dawson Culbert is charged with domestic assault and vandalism after putting his hands on his ex-girlfriend, threatening her, and damaging her cell phone after waking up and realizing she wasn’t in bed with him.
47-year-old Michael Hughes was charged with domestic assault and interference with emergency calls after he punched several holes into a wall during an argument with his wife and broke her phone when she tried calling 911.