BY PAIGE STANAGE
The arrest warrant from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department names Nadir Barnwell as the suspect.
According to the warrant, video footage of the area shows a woman sitting down near a pedestrian bridge while Barnwell was pacing back and forth. Then he ran toward her, grabbed her by the throat and threw her on the ground.
Barnwell didn’t call emergency services for medical attention for another 40 minutes, the warrant states.
After police arrived, Barnwell told them the woman was intoxicated and he dropped her while trying to carry her.
The victim had to have surgery to stop bleeding from her brain. She also has a skull fracture and a possible broken arm, according to the warrant.
He was arrested for attempted criminal homicide. His bond is $300,000.
Barnwell is originally from Piscataway, New Jersey. He played football at Rutgers University until he transferred to Tennessee Tech after an alleged street fight over a parking spot.
Wednesday, Tennessee Tech officials stated Barnwell is not listed in the student directory and has not been awarded a degree. His name was listed in last Saturday’s Tech graduation program with a symbol indicated he anticipated graduating at a later date.