UPDATE: Starlito Shooting Victim James Fletcher Lied About Incident, Fletcher Was Initial Instigator. ARRESTED for False Report, Disorderly Conduct.

On Wednesday afternoon, James Fletcher, the victim in the shooting for which rapper ‘Starlito’ (Jermain Shute) is charged, was arrested on two misdemeanor counts: Filing a False Report, & Disorderly Conduct.

What Fletcher Claimed Happened:

  • Fletcher claimed the initial incident began as a verbal confrontation with an individual
  • Fletcher claimed an individual stole his necklace from his neck
  • Fletcher claimed he recovered his necklace from the individual & a fight began
  • Fletcher claimed he was shot during the fight

What ACTUALLY Happened:

  • Fletcher walked in the door of Batter’d & Fried
  • In LESS THAN 5 SECONDS began to assault an individual
  • There were no words exchanged between Fletcher and the individual
  • The assault by Fletcher was completely unwarranted / unprovoked
  • There was no necklace stolen or recovered
  • Fletcher was the INSTIGATOR of the initial incident.

From the updated police affidavit:

On 08/01/2017 at 2026 hours, James Fletcher was shot at least once inside 1008 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37207 (Batter’d & Fried restaurant). During the initial contact with Fletcher, he reported to Officer Prill that the event began as a verbal confrontation between himself and another individual. The verbal confrontation eventually escalated, and Fletcher claimed the individual as well stole his necklace from his neck (which he was able to recover). Fletcher claimed when his necklace was stolen from him the fight began as he attempted to retrieve it (and during this time he was shot). It should be noted the individual who is believed to have shot Fletcher is not the same individual who Fletcher claimed stole his necklace, and Fletcher is believed to be a victim in the shooting incident.

A subsequent review of the surveillance footage showed that Fletcher’s claims to Officer Prill were false. Footage at the location actually shows Fletcher enter the establishment and assault the individual who he claimed took his necklace. Fletcher was inside the location for approximately 5 seconds before the assault occurred, and surveillance does not show an exchange of words. The assault appears to be completely unwarranted. The footage as well does not show the individual taking a chain from Fletcher’s neck prior to the assault. Fletcher’s statements to Officer Prill appear to be patently false, and footage demonstrates that he was the instigator of the initial confrontation.

Additionally, Fletcher is being charged with disorderly conduct for engaging in violent/threatening behavior in a public location.

Fletcher was released just before 7PM last night on a $6,500 bond via Brooke’s Bail Bonding to his Mitchell Rd address in East Nashville. Starlito is set to appear in court today, 08/24/17, to answer to a harassment charge from a July 12th incident with Robert Higgins. His court date for the shooting case is 09/08/17.

On 08/01/2017 at 2026 hours, James Fletcher was shot at least once inside 1008 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37207 (Batter’d & Fried). During the initial contact with Fletcher, he reported to officers on scene that the shooting suspect was a local rapper by the name of “Starlito” (known to be Jermaine Shute). Via a photographic lineup, a witness at the location identified Shute as the suspect with absolute certainty. Surveillance footage collected from the business as well corroborates the account that Shute is the suspect. Shute does not have a valid hand-gun carry permit.

 

Fletcher, James GS823246 218334 Brooke’s Bail Bonding 39-16-502(a)(1)*3 False Report
Fletcher, James GS823247 218334 Brooke’s Bail Bonding 39-17-305 Disorderly Conduct

Criminal Charges for James Fletcher:

Case Number Arrest Date Case Status Fees Owed Disposition Disposition Date
GS823246 08/23/2017 OPEN Case Details
GS823247 08/23/2017 OPEN Case Details
GS811196 05/02/2017 CLOSED-BO Case Details
GS811197 05/02/2017 CLOSED-BO Case Details
GS811198 05/02/2017 CLOSED-BO Case Details
GS811199 05/02/2017 CLOSED-BO Case Details
SCE231332 10/12/2016 CLOSED Dismissed 2/1/2017 Case Details
SCE231333 10/12/2016 CLOSED $788.15 Guilty 2/1/2017 Case Details
SC1078512 07/20/2016 CLOSED Dismissed Request of State 7/20/2016 Case Details
GS704200 04/25/2016 CLOSED Dismissed Request of State 8/24/2016 Case Details
GS704201 04/25/2016 CLOSED Dismissed Request of State 8/24/2016 Case Details
GS704202 04/25/2016 CLOSED Dismissed Request of State 8/24/2016 Case Details
GS702465 11/24/2014 CLOSED Dismissed 7/15/2015 Case Details
GS702466 11/24/2014 CLOSED Dismissed 7/15/2015 Case Details
GS214723 04/20/2005 CLOSED  $782.05 Guilty 7/12/2005 Case Details
GS214724 04/20/2005 CLOSED . $542.05 Guilty 7/12/2005 Case Details
SC626120 04/06/2005 CLOSED $85.58 Dismissed-Costs to Defendant 5/3/2005 Case Details
2004-C-1958 07/30/2004 CLOSED  $656.95 * Multiple Counts (3) Case Details
GS158473 01/22/2004 CLOSED – INDICTED Case Details
GS158474 01/22/2004 CLOSED – INDICTED Case Details
GS158475 01/22/2004 CLOSED – INDICTED Case Details
GS144298 09/15/2003 CLOSED  $153.43 Guilty 3/11/2004 Case Details
SC548702 06/29/2003 CLOSED  $153.43 Guilty – Lesser Charge 3/11/2004 Case Details
SC494945 04/04/2002 CLOSED $192.20 Guilty 7/19/2002 Case Details
2002-A-382 03/26/2002 CLOSED $4,171.25 * Multiple Counts (5) Case Details
GS54475 07/14/2001 CLOSED Dismissed Case Details
GS54476 07/14/2001 CLOSED Dismissed Case Details
SC452110 06/24/2001 CLOSED $260.53 Guilty 11/16/2001 Case Details
GS49305 05/26/2001 CLOSED – INDICTED Case Details
GS49306 05/26/2001 CLOSED – INDICTED Case Details
GS49307 05/26/2001 CLOSED – INDICTED Case Details
99-D-2412 10/28/1999 CLOSED * Multiple Counts (4) Case Details
N508237 06/14/1999 Completed Court Process Case Details
N508238 06/14/1999 Completed Court Process Case Details
N508239 06/14/1999 Completed Court Process Case Details
N508240 06/14/1999 Completed Court Process Case Details
SC293537C 12/05/1998 Case Details
SC293537 09/24/1998 Completed Court Process Guilty 3/22/1999 Case Details

 

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