Spencer Boston, 20, decided to light up a joint in a Tennessee court as he spoke about new marijuana legislation. He was quickly arrested and handed a second charge of simple drug possession as well as a charge of disorderly conduct. Video footage from the sheriff’s office shows Boston approach Judge Haywood Barry at the General Sessions Court in Lebanon, Tennessee, on Monday to face a simple drug possession charge. As he reached the podium, he begins to speak and pulls a rolled joint to smoke. Others in the court laughed as he was quickly arrested and removed from the court.


A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was shot in the leg after a suspect opened fire on troopers attempting to make a traffic stop. ABC9 reports troopers tried to stop Cody Seals, 22, for a traffic violation the night of Jan. 9th. According to an affidavit, Seals leaned out of the driver’s seat and fired a handgun at troopers before fleeing in his vehicle. After a short vehicle pursuit, dashcam video shows troopers use a PIT maneuver to try and stop Seals. Video shows Seals exiting his stopped truck and opening fire on troopers with a rifle. Trooper Khalat Ghazi was shot in the leg, but is OK, according to WRCBTV. Seals was injured and taken into custody. At a hearing Jan. 21, Seals was charged with attempted first-degree murder and reckless driving. His passenger, Courtney Faulkner, is also facing drug charges.

A Tennessee mother has been charged with murder after her infant son was left unattended in a bathtub full of water and died.

Lindsee Louise Leonardo, 32, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 11-month-old son Aiden Leonardo, who was left in the tub with his 23-month-old sister.

An 11-month-old Tennessee boy left in a bathtub without supervision has died and his mother is facing charges of murder and abuse after telling authorities she left the child to have some “me time.”

The boy, who was found unresponsive in the tub Wednesday night, died Friday morning, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Erica Estep told news outlets.

Leonardo was charged Thursday with aggravated child abuse, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said. The office announced Friday that Leonardo had been charged with first-degree murder.

Leonardo told police she left Aiden Leonardo and a 23-month-old sibling in the tub so she could have some “me time,” an arrest warrant said. She told police she was away for about 10 minutes during which she smoked a cigarette and listened to music, the warrant states.


Everyone was pretty upset this week when we all learned that the viral chicken sandwich that Popeyes was selling had already sold out – but no one was more upset than a Tennessee man who has sued the company. The man claims he had spent “countless hours” having to find something else to eat after the restaurant ran out of its chicken sandwich this week. His reason for suing? They “wasted his time.”.

A person with ties to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office shared some disturbing videos that show an inmate being attacked while in custody.

The video shows an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center being pepper- sprayed then kicked by several officers with the county’s Detention Response Team.

As the video continues, the same kicking officer can be seen exchanging words with the inmate. Jailers the step in to separate the two.

The sheriff’s office responded by saying in part, “Once he attacked the deputy, the team immediately tried to gain control of the combative inmate, who positioned himself in a fighting stance, presumably to attack additional deputies.”

Ashley Nicole Ross and Glen Anthony Ross are now in jail in Humphreys County after deputies said the couple sold narcotic opioids to a woman in McEwen, Tennessee, which is nearly three hours from Memphis, two weeks ago. The woman who bought the narcotics overdosed, and when she was found dead, the drugs were traced back to the Rosses in the Memphis area, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis said in a news release. Deputies then went undercover and offered Ashley Ross $1,000 for another delivery. When she delivered, they arrested her, and then found her husband with the help of Memphis and Bartlett Police.


Metro Police said a woman was charged after trying to bring more than 100 grams of suspected methamphetamine, tobacco and weed into prison in her vagina.

Rebecca Leann Proffitt, 29, is charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution.

A Metro Police affidavit said officers discovered a package concealed in Profftt’s genitals while being scanned into Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

Proffitt handed over the package, which was found to consist of 45.5 grams of a substance that field tested positive for meth, 20.8 grams of tobacco, 12 strips of Buprenorphine and 41 grams of a leafy substance “with a strong odor of marijuana.”

The suspect reportedly admitted to officers that she was smuggling the suspected drugs into prison for another inmate. She told officers that she was paid $300 to smuggle the package into prison.

Proffitt’s bond was set at $10,000.


A Tennessee woman Rose Pauls, 31, told police she was robbed while out jogging was arrested on Tuesday after investigators say she fabricated the story and had actually been out drinking at the time of the alleged attack.

She told police that she was running down Nat Hoosier Lane, in Clarksville, during the evening of April 2, when two assailants sprung out from the darkness and robbed her. she said she was grabbed by a man and woman who ‘punched her and demanded everything she had,’ including her jewelry, before fleeing the scene in a car.

The suspect waited until the next day to report the attack, authorities said, after she allegedly got treatment for ‘injuries to her face and arms’.


A Memphis woman is behind bars charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy.

According to a police affidavit, Memphis Police Officers received a complaint on Monday that there were two videos of a woman and a 4-year-old boy involved in sex acts being shared on social media.

Investigators developed 24-year-old Tamara Marion as the suspect.

Marion was arrested Tuesday and admitted to investigators that she was the adult in the videos which show sexual abuse. Description of what the videos showed is too graphic to share in this report.

Marion is charged with Rape of a Child and 2 counts of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a minor.

She’s being held in the Shelby County Jail on $300,000 bond.


Federal investigators say a Tennessee car salesman kidnapped a customer, stole his money, and forced him to smoke crack while being held hostage.

Court documents state Daniel Bryant made the victim give him nearly $200,000 and threatened to kill him.

The details spelled out in the 7-page court document show the victim told police he recently bought a truck from Mountain View Chevrolet in Chattanooga after receiving a substantial financial settlement from a severe on-the-job injury that left him without a leg and reliant on a wheelchair.

He brought the truck back on April 1st to be serviced. The victim told investigators Bryant, who was a salesman, offered to give him a ride home.

Once inside Bryant’s vehicle, the victim said Bryant took him to a bank and threatened to kill him and his family if he didn’t take out money.

A Davidson County Sheriff’s Office corporal is facing charges after an incident with an inmate that was captured on video surveillance, according to officials with the department.

According to DCSO officials, Corp. Kenneth Traylor II turned himself in on Tuesday night and was booked on one count of misdemeanor assault. He has since left custody through a pre-trial release program.

The alleged incident occurred at the Maximum Correctional Facility on Jan. 25.

According to officials, Traylor, 47, was escorting inmate Darrel Mintlow, 25, through the facility when he swung his laundry bag at the corporal, hitting him in the head.

In reaction, Traylor can be seen taking the inmate to the floor, which DCSO officials later determined to be a use of excessive force.