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Brentwood Man Accused Of Killing Wife Arrested For Public Intoxication

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Randolph Maidens, the Brentwood man accused of killing his orthodontist wife earlier this year, was arrested in Nashville on a public intoxication charge, but the charge was later dismissed.

Maidens was arrested early Tuesday morning at Bellevue Heights Apartments on Amberwood Circle in Bellevue.

He later bonded out of jail, and officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the charge had been dismissed. No other details about the dismissal were immediately released. Maidens' attorney, David Raybin, said he was handling his client's substance abuse issues.

A police affidavit said officers found Maidens hiding in a dark corner behind a building at the apartment complex after a resident called police to report a man trying to enter an apartment. 

Police said Maidens had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol, and was "deemed unable to care for himself."

The affidavit said Maidens admitted to police that he had a couple of shots of alcohol. He also told officers he was not knocking on people's doors, but was outside because he wanted "to be in the snow."

Resident Austin Paulk identified the man as the one who had been knocking on the door, and Maidens was taken into custody.

"He kept telling us to open the door and open the door and would not leave," said Paulk.

During the ride to be booked, the officer said Maidens took off his seatbelt and said they should play a game to see who could hold their breath the longest. The officer told him that wasn't a good idea, but Maidens allegedly put the seatbelt around his neck, laid down, put his face on the floor, and held his breath in what police said was an attempt to pass out.

The officer stopped the car, removed the seatbelt, and called paramedics to check on him. Maidens did not have any injuries, and was taken to booking.

Meanwhile, Williamson County District Attorney Kim Helper said her office will likely file a motion to revoke his bond.

At the time of the arrest, Maidens was free on $750,000 bond in Williamson County stemming from charges of first degree murder in the death of his wife, Rachael. He had just been in court Monday, where a September 29 trial date was set. 

Police said the 43-year-old shot and killed his wife, Rachael, inside their home in the Governors Club on April 21. Her body was found after her mother called police to request a welfare check.

Testimony in a civil court hearing on Monday revealed detectives found handwritten notes in the home's kitchen and an upstairs bedroom, but copies of those remain sealed.

Investigators said Maidens tried to clean up the crime scene with trash bags, paper towels and cleaning supplies before spending the night in the woods and eventually turning himself in the following day. The manhunt for Maidens prompted a lockdown in the community.

While conducting a search warrant, police found $87,200 in cash inside a safe in the trunk of his white Infiniti.

Maidens posted $750,000 bond in early June after it was reduced from $2 million. The conditions of his bond include that he wear a GPS monitoring device and stay within Davidson and Williamson Counties. He was also barred from contacting his daughter or his wife's family, and cannot live inside the couple's home.

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