Clayton Beathard Stabbing Suspect Michael Mosley Arrested In Tennessee
By Blake Taylor
December 25, 2019
Michael Mosley, the man suspected of stabbing Clayton Beathard and two other people outside of a Nashville bar on Saturday morning (December 21) was arrested on Wednesday (December 25).
A tweet from the Metro Nashville Police Department shows Mosley being taken away in handcuffs by police and sitting, still handcuffed in a police car. According to the series of MNPD tweets, Mosley surrendered from a vacant home on Petway Road in Cheatham County, Tennessee after it was surrounded by the MNPD SWAT team, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and Midtown Hills Precinct detectives.
Mosley was at the house alone, according to the MNPD. He will be booked with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide.
BREAKING: Accused double murderer Michael D. Mosley just arrested in Cheatham County. Mosley will be booked later today on 2 counts of criminal homicide and 1 count of attempted criminal homicide for Saturday morning's stabbing of 3 men, 2 fatally. pic.twitter.com/XxLjtaooPO— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2019
Police had been searching for Mosley since early Saturday morning after the incident at The Dogwood bar on Division Street occurred. According to police, a dispute began over "an unwanted advancement made by a man toward a woman" inside the downtown Nashville bar. At around 3 a.m., the argument turned violent when those involved decided to take things outside.
Three men were stabbed during the fight. Two of them, 22-year-old Clayton Beathard and 21-year-old Paul Trapeni III, were taken to Vanderbilt Medical University Center, where they later died. A third victim was treated and released.
Clayton was the son of famed country songwriter Casey Beathard and brother to Tucker Beathard, who's a rising country singer, and San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback, C.J. Beathard. Casey and his wife, Susan, issued a statement following the tragic incident in which they said Clayton "was always worried about all of our welfare, never his own."
The statement continues, "He was never afraid of a challenge so please, all of you take on the challenge with faith in God and knowing Clay is smiling down and has your back."
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