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.
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 His license to drive was revoked on 10/08/2021 – if you see him driving in Mt.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.
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.
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.
Police say 18-year-old Collin Johns came home drunk after a party and began destroying the outside of his family’s residence. He broke the two front pillars, a large light fixture, and damaged the swimming pool, causing over $3K in damage. He is free on a $4,500 bond.
20-year-old Cumberland University football tight end Tonnor Woods Segree is charged with DUI and underage alcohol consumption after police say he was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle while heavily intoxicated. Police found beer cans in the vehicle and booked him into the Wilson County Jail after he showed impairment on multiple field sobriety tests. He was released on his own recognizance.
28-year-old Anthony Willard was charged with criminal attempt, possession of suboxone, and possession of paraphernalia after he mistakenly sent a drug deal text to a Lebanon detective. Police set up a sting and found him with $90 in cash and a single suboxone pill.
23-year-old Kolby Eady was charged with driving under the influence after admitting to drinking 4-5 beers before getting behind the wheel in Mt. Juliet.
18-year-old Mia Ghulam was charged with domestic assault after she pulled her mother’s hair, took her phone, and attempted to kick her during an argument about a dog, per report.
20-year-old Ali Al-Zaidi was charged with aggravated assault and violation of probation after arriving uninvited to an apartment and aiming a handgun at an unidentified juvenile. Al-Zaidi confessed that the altercation escalated due to a dispute through Snapchat.