Charges dropped against Nashville man accused of attacking 6 in parking garage

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 17:13:48-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Charges against 67-year-old Larry Brown, who was accused of attacking six nurses, have been dropped after a judge ruled he is not fit to stand trial.

In April, Metro Nashville police said Brown had been treated at the hospital, but was discharged and refused to leave. Brown was escorted off the property, but police say he entered the parking garage on 20th Avenue N., rode the elevator up and down and randomly assaulted five women. Police said he hit the women, who were all staff members at the hospital, in the head and face with his fist.

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Larry Brown

When a security guard found him in a stairwell of the parking garage, Brown punched him in the face before he was taken into custody. He has been charged with six counts of assault. Police said additional charges are likely. Brown's bond has been set at $30,000.

Metro police said Brown was previously convicted of assaulting a health care provider when in 2019 he hit and punched a fire department medic while being transported in an ambulance.

Judge John Aaron Holt interviewed Brown on April 28. He found that Brown's "mental condition at the time of his evaluation is was such that he is not competent to proceed in his case."

Read Judge Holt's full recommendation here.