Retired California Cop charged with assaulting two of his children in Nashville — Ron Epp arrested

Newly retired 55-year-old police officer Ronald Epp was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail early Wednesday morning, where he was placed on a 12-hour domestic violence hold, charged with the assault of two of his children. The family was staying at an AirBNB in Nashville and had been out enjoying downtown Nashville. As they were preparing to leave downtown his daughter, Peyton Epp, attempted to stop her father from driving, due to his high level of intoxication. He reportedly grabbed her and pulled her from the vehicle, and then twisted her wrist for an extended period of time, as confirmed by the other family members. In addition to this assault, while in the backyard of the AirBNB, the father slapped and shoved one of his sons, Dawson Epp, during an outburst. Ronald Epp was charged with domestic assault with bodily injury, and domestic assault Prov/Offensive contact. He is free on a $3,500 cash bond.

COMPLAINT:
2021-0645770
2021-0645866
ARREST WARRANT / AFFIDAVIT:
The victim is the son of the defendant. They were in a fight here in Nashville in which the defendant slapped/shoved the victim in the backyard of the AirBnB they were staying in. This was observed by another brother who was a short distance away. The victim did not request to be touched and as a result, this contact was unwarranted.

The victim advised the defendant is her father. The family had been out on the town enjoying downtown Nashville and were prepared to leave. The defendant attempted to drive and the victim intervened because of his level of intoxication. The defendant then grabbed her and pulled her from the vehicle. He subsequently by the wrist and twisted it behind her for an extended period of time. The victim had some minor bruising as a result. This was witnessed by the victim’s brothers who are also sons of the defendant.
PROSECUTOR:
PHILLIP M BLACK
SIGNED BY COMMISSIONER / JUDGE:
JOHN RICHARD MANSON
VICTIM:
DAWSON EPP
PEYTON EPP
Ronald Epp (MNPD)
Ronald Epp (MNPD)
CASECHARGEBOND
GS958528ASSAULT, DOMESTIC OFFENSIVE/PROVOCATIVE CON1000
GS958529ASSAULT, DOMESTIC BODILY INJURY2500

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DEFENDANT:EPP, RONALD L
AKA(s):RONALD L EPP
ADDRESS:2325 NASHVILLE PIKE
GALLATIN, TN 37066
JMS ID:968445
CONTROL ID:605757
SEX:M
RACE:WHITE
DOB:03/12/1966 (55)
ADMITTED:12/22/2021 1:50 AM
RELEASED:12/22/2021 01:13 PM
BOND VIA: CASH/CREDIT

Retired California Cop charged with assaulting two of his children in Nashville — Ron Epp arrested