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Second man facing charges in East Nashville Fashion House party arrested

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 13:00:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The second man facing charges in a large party thrown at the Fashion House in East Nashville has now been arrested.

Christopher Eubank, 40, was surrendered on Wednesday morning and was booked on three counts of violating the emergency order in Metro Nashville.

Eubank and another man, 36-year-old Jeffrey Mathews, are accused of throwing a massive party on Fern Avenue which was promoted as the unveiling for The Fashion House on August 1. Both men were charged with three Class-A misdemeanors on August 11 for violating health orders by hosting a gathering in excess of 25 persons, not requiring social distancing and not requiring face masks.

Mathews surrendered to police late that night and was released from jail the following morning. Eubank was out of town at the time the charges were filed, Metro police said.

Hundreds showed up for photoshoots and even to get tattoos at the party.

Mayor Cooper said the party was "in clear violation" of Metro's recent public health orders that were put in place in response to the ongoing pandemic, adding that the party was "irresponsible."

The mayor also said a stop use order has been issued on the property for "illegally operating a commercial business in a residential district."

Eubank is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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