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Nicholas Barrett Arrested for Hitting Man with a Skateboard During Downtown Unrest on May 30

6/25/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Officers late Wednesday night arrested Nicholas Barrett, 25, on a charge of felony aggravated assault for striking a man from behind with a skateboard outside 505 Church Street during the unrest downtown on May 30.

The victim, Nashville developer Tony Giarratana, suffered significant injuries and received treatment at a local hospital.

At the time of his arrest last night, Barrett was free on bond on charges of aggravated rioting and felony vandalism stemming from other actions on May 30th. He is alleged to have thrown the skateboard at a marked police car en route to a call, damaging the vehicle. He is also accused of using the skateboard to break a window at the historic courthouse.

Barrett posted an additional $25,000 bond on the aggravated assault charge and was released from jail at 2 a.m. today.

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Nicholas Barrett, 25