‘Repeat violent offender’ arrested by Metro police

Adarion Morris (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have arrested a man they say is a “repeat violent offender” with 20 warrants against him.

Adarion Morris, 29, is facing several charges for alleged crimes that occurred from six incidents over a three-month period.

According to authorities, Morris was wanted in the following incidents:

May 19: Morris is accused of physically assaulting his girlfriend after he entered her 25th Avenue North residence while she slept. She awakened to him hitting and choking her. Warrants were issued today charging him with aggravated assault, theft of property, harassment, and interference with an emergency call.
May 4: Morris fled from officers who were attempting to take him into custody on outstanding warrants. He drove head-on into oncoming traffic, nearly striking an undercover vehicle occupied by two officers. Aggravated assault x 2 and felony evading arrest warrants were issued.
April 23: Morris is alleged to have thrown a chemical onto his girlfriend (not the same woman from today’s incident) during an argument at a night club that caused severe burns to her face. An aggravated assault warrant was issued.
April 12: Morris is accused of robbing two acquaintances at gunpoint inside their Blank Street home where he held them for 45 minutes before leaving. Arrest warrants were issued charging Morris with aggravated robbery x 2, aggravated kidnapping x 2, and felon in possession of a handgun.
April 5: Morris attacked his girlfriend (the same woman he assaulted this morning). In this case, he struck her with a ceramic coffee mug causing a severe laceration to her face. An arrest warrant charging him with aggravated assault was issued.
March 9: Morris struck a woman he was dating with a glass bottle during an argument inside a Brick Church Pike motel room, causing severe swelling to her head, arms, and hands. An arrest warrant charging aggravated assault was issued.

Metro police say the 29-year-old was convicted of aggravated assault and domestic violence in February and received a two year probated sentence.

The Davidson County District Attorney’s office told News 2 that Morris was given probation for his convictions in part because the victims in the case did not want to cooperate or testify against him.

Prosecutors continued their prosecution with evidence and information they were able to gather without the victim’s cooperation so that the case would not be dismissed all together.

He is also a registered ex-con for weapons violations and was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2002.

Reporter Joseph Pleasant is following this story and will have more on News 2 at 4 p.m.


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