Suspect in brutal July Nashville attack turns himself in

Nathaniel Wright (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)
Nathaniel Wright (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man surrendered to police Wednesday after he was wanted for attacking a man outside a Nashville apartment complex and later died.

Nathaniel Wright was wanted by police for aggravated assault resulting in death for the July 26 attack on Dewayne King outside of the victim’s Joseph Avenue home.

Haven Pierce (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)
Haven Pierce (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

Police said King, 57, was attacked as he got out of his car. He was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with contusions to his face and head.

While in the hospital, King was diagnosed with a spinal injury and underwent surgery. He died after suffering a heart attack on Aug. 8.

After reviewing the autopsy findings, the medical examiner determined King’s death as a homicide due to the related injuries received during the attack.

Wright is charged with aggravated assault resulting in death and is being held in lieu of $100,000.

His alleged co-defendant, 22-year-old Haven Pierce, remains at large.