Nashville Police released details Saturday about a couple of arrests that were conducted late Friday.
According to police, officers responded at 8:14 p.m. to a fight outside the Best Western motel on State Route 127 after a caller had informed dispatch about a man punching a female in the face. There were also reports of a gun to be involved.
While police discovered no evidence of a gun, they spoke to different witnesses before arresting a 35-year-old from Atmore, AL, for domestic battery. Police also discovered that this man had a no bond warrant out of Escambia County, AL. He was taken to Washington County Jail. The woman involved in the altercation had sustained injuries but she refused medical treatment.
The second incident on Friday night occurred at approximately 10:46 p.m. when a NPD officer witnessed a vehicle traveling northbound out of the city at a high rate of speed and passing motorists. A second Nashville officer located the vehicle on State Route 127 near the Shell station, and the driver was again allegedly driving at a high rate of speed.
Police had attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver continued “without stopping or yielding to police for approximately two miles” before eventually coming to a stop.
Police arrested a 26-year-old man from Nashville after locating a handgun that was reportedly stolen from Missouri. The man was transported to the jail where he was issued traffic citations and charged with possession of a stolen firearm. An ongoing investigation continues into the matter of the stolen firearm, police said.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Police said no further information will be released at this time. The Standard will update this post with further information.