Producer Dave Brainard Severely Injured in Attack in Nashville
Grammy-nominated country music producer Dave Brainard is in a Nashville-area hospital awaiting reconstructive surgery after being attacked early Sunday morning (Sept. 27) in downtown Nashville.
The Tennessean reports that, according to Metro Nashville Police Department spokeswoman Kris Mumford, Brainard and two female friends were crossing Demonbreun Street, located in downtown Nashville, in a crosswalk early on Sunday morning when a gray or charcoal four-door Nissan Infinity hit one of the women, Deborah DeLoach, and kept driving into them slowly.
“We couldn’t get out of the street because they kept hitting us,” DeLoach recalls.
The car's passenger, a female, got out first, and the driver, a male, followed.
“They both get out and start yelling -- she starts yelling, he’s yelling," DeLoach continues. "The woman attacked me, and the man attacked Dave.”
The male driver punched Brainard repeatedly, then choked him until he was unconscious. The female passenger, meanwhile, assaulted DeLoach, who was then attacked by the male driver.
Brainard also suffered a broken jaw in two places, shattered teeth and multiple lacerations. He will undergo a facial reconstruction surgery on Tuesday (Sept. 29).
“He’s going to make it, but he is not doing well and has severe injuries to his face,” DeLoach reports.
The two suspects in the attack, who are still at large, are described as well dressed and white. The woman is reportedly 5 feet, 6 inches tall and in her early 30s, while the man is said to be 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 200 pounds. Police request that anyone with information about the attack call 615-742-7463.
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