DCSO correctional lieutenant arrested for aggravated assault

Derrick Gleaves (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Davidson County Sheriff’s Office correctional lieutenant has been arrested.

Derrick Gleaves was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after brandishing a hand gun.

According to an affidavit, a man, who is a mechanic, was taking Gleaves’ wife her car at her workplace.

“I do know the guy. I wasn’t expecting him to be there that night because we talked all night long and yeah, she knew I was coming up there. I got off work at 12:30. I arrived there right around about 12:34 because I texted her telling her I was outdoors, you know? And that’s when I did see the vehicle come through the parking lot and I pulled up thinking that she was in the vehicle and I was surprised to see him, the mechanic, driving the car,” Gleaves said.

That’s when Gleaves showed up, in full uniform, and blocked the man in. Gleaves approached the man’s door yelling.

The affidavit states that Gleaves went to his car and grabbed a gun and the woman stood between the two men.

The woman said that shortly after the argument, Gleaves left the scene.

Both victims said that Gleaves held the gun to his side, according to the affidavit.

“I was just caught by surprise, and again, there were no threats made. There [was] no harm, even in his affidavit, he didn’t feel threatened, you know, so,” Gleaves said. “In his statement in the affidavit, he didn’t even feel threatened. I didn’t do anything to show them any kind of aggression, you know? We were just– it was just a heated moment. Our heads cooled, and then I left, you know?”

Gleaves is a 16-year veteran of the Davidson County Sheriff’s office and has only been a correctional lieutenant for eight months.

Gleaves has been placed on administrative leave and the DCSO’s Human Resource department will examine the situation this week.