Man charged with damaging 76 planters on Broadway Bridge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 37-year-old man was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after he reportedly vandalized multiple planters on the newly refurbished Broadway Bridge.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. as officers were flagged down near Rep. John Lewis Way and Broadway.

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Brett Barham mugshot
Brett Barham (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

A witness told officers Brett Barham, 37, picked up a trash can and threw it at his passenger window before running away down Broadway.

Officers followed Barham in a patrol vehicle where they were flagged down again by a witness who said Barham knocked over every planter on the Broadway Bridge, according to court documents. Barham was located by officers walking westbound on West End Avenue.

Metro Nashville Public Works advised officers 76 planters had been knocked over. The planters were undamaged but the plants and soil would need to be replaced, which would cost at least $3,800.

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Barham was booked into the Metro jail and charged with felony vandalism, public intoxication, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $17,500.

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