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28 people arrested in Nashville during violent, destructive night

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Posted at 6:34 AM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 12:52:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Twenty-eight people were arrested or cited in Nashville after what began as a peaceful protest on Saturday afternoon turned into destruction and vandalism downtown.

Of the number of people arrested, Metro police said only three were from out of state: Arlington, Texas, Chicago and Buffalo, New York.

The majority of those arrested were from the Metro Nashville area.

Twenty-three of the arrests were made after the 10 p.m. curfew was in effect.

Those arrested were given a variety of charges including assault on an officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, burglary, breaking curfew, possession of a handgun and public intoxication.

The following people were arrested or cited:

  • Maxwell Balridge, 30, of Nashville, charged with assault on an officer
  • Brett Skoog, 20, of Nashville, charged with assault on an officer
  • Jacob Heater, 23, of Soddy Daisy, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Pierceson Harris, 27, of Arlington, Texas, charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest
  • Jacques Haynes, 25, of Hermitage, charged with criminal trespass
  • Bobby Turner, 53, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Carlos Ramirez, 46, of Chicago, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Bryant Burgess, 48, of Nashville, charged with burglary
  • Alicia Meadors, 26, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Torrey Dunlap, 38, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Daynesia Day, 17, of Antioch, charged with breaking curfew
  • Keante Wilson, 25, of Clarksville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Jaydon Johnson, 21, of Nashville, charged with assault on an officer and resisting arrest
  • Roscoe Grant, 51, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Tyriq Nelson, 20, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a handgun
  • Cassidy McKinney, 23, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • William Andrzejewski, 32, of Buffalo, New York, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Rashad Waters, 30, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Willie Maxwell, 29, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Jacob Beasley, 24, of Madison, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Magda Abdi, 30, of Antioch, charged with disorderly conduct
  • McCarthy Onaghinor, 34, of Madison, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Brian Snyder, 61, of Nashville, charged with public intoxication
  • Jalmialla Toraine, 28, of Nashville, cited for disorderly conduct
  • Stewart Fields, 52, of Hendersonville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Damon Sanderson, 26, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Carlin Goertel, 23, of Brentwood, charged with disorderly conduct
  • Thomas Boettger, 36, of Nashville, charged with disorderly conduct

Metro Police are looking for more suspects in vandalism and destruction around downtown.

As of 2 a.m. Sunday, 30 businesses and buildings in the downtown were damaged, including Nashville's historic courthouse which was significantly vandalized with graffiti, had multiple windows broken and was damaged by fire and water.

Other buildings in the Lower Broadway area had broken windows and/or stolen merchandise, including the following businesses:

  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Blush
  • Boost Mobile
  • Parking ticket booth
  • Sbarro
  • Dick's Last Resort
  • SP+ Parking
  • Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
  • Market Street Mercantile
  • Doc Holiday
  • Big Shotz
  • Benchmark
  • Wild Horse Saloon
  • Robin Realty
  • Honey Girl
  • Cerveza Jack's
  • Hart & Huntington Tattoo Shop
  • Cotton Eyed Joe
  • Redneck Riviera
  • Valentine's
  • Boot Barn
  • Margaritaville
  • Big Time Boots
  • The Stage
  • Layla's
  • Legends Corner