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Michael Mosley Jailed Without Bond on Charges He Fatally Stabbed Two Men Saturday Morning



Accused double murderer Michael D. Mosley, 23, is being held without bond in the Metro Jail following his arrest this afternoon on Petway Road in Ashland City.

Mosley, who was hiding by himself in a vacant house, surrendered after law enforcement surrounded the property and gave commands for him to come out. MNPD SWAT officers, Midtown Hills Precinct detectives, TBI agents, the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, and Cheatham County Sheriff’s deputies teamed together to bring Mosley into custody without incident.

Mosley has been booked on two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide for Saturday morning’s stabbing of three men, two fatally, outside The Dogwood Bar on Division Street. Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, died. Alvin Bethurum, 21, is recovering from wounds to his eye and arm. A judicial commissioner a short time ago ordered that Mosley be held without bond on the two murder charges. A $5,000,000 bond was set on the attempted murder charge.

The investigation shows that Mosley made unwanted advancements toward a woman inside the bar, who was a friend of the victims’. That led to a verbal dispute and then a physical fight once the parties made it outside. The investigation shows that Mosley was armed with a sharp object during the fight, which was used to stab the victims.


Michael D. Mosley, 23