Carnival Kia owner indicted on misdemeanor domestic assault charges

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:47pm
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Chris Bostick, the well-known owner of area Carnival Kia automobile dealerships, has been indicted by a Williamson County grand jury on two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault. He is scheduled to be arraigned in a hearing on Jan. 28 before Circuit Court Judge James G. Martin III.

On Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, Brentwood police were dispatched to the Bostick home on Princeton Hills Drive.

According to court documents, a verbal altercation occurred between Chris and his wife Dessie. He asked his wife to leave. While leaving, he allegedly slammed the door on her, causing it to strike the right side of her face and leave a visible knot. When she reached for her phone to call police, he allegedly knocked the phone from her hand.

She then drove to the Brentwood High School parking lot where she met police, who returned with her to the residence. According to police, Chris Bostick had already fled the scene on foot, but Dessie Bostick escorted the officers to the bedroom where an AR-15 rifle and handgun were found. The police report states that multiple safes containing more firearms were at the residence, but Dessie Bostick didn’t know the combinations.

Chris Bostick surrendered to Brentwood police the next morning.

29 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 1/16/13 at 2:17

Don't these two idiots have 3 kids?
And Daddy has 3 car dealerships?
Well, kiss it all good-bye.

By: Jughead on 1/16/13 at 2:49

I want his hair. Really.

By: NewYorker1 on 1/16/13 at 3:21

drama drama drama. They are in that Brentwood mansion wind milling baby. LMAO!!!

Girl, play your cards right and you will get everything. The house, child support, and since he put his hands on you, you will get alimony too.

After the judge grants you the house and money, then you get revenge Miss Thing. Be patient. Plot it out over two to three years when he thinks it’s all over with, then your strike. Call me, I know some really good ways of getting even.

By: Rasputin72 on 1/16/13 at 4:18

Any man with a large net worth or who even thinks that someday he will have a large net worth who gets married to a male or female deserves to be treated like the Carnival KIA owner.

My grandsons are 16 18 and 20 years old. I have extolled them on the downside of marriage since the oldest started going thru puberty.

There is nothing safer financially than the grand ol advice "lease by the piece"

In this case,even if he caught his wife in bed with the southeastern regional distributor for syphillis he not cannot kick her ass but she can get half of evrrything he has just by filing for divorce.

By: gunner on 1/16/13 at 5:31

Actually they have 4 kids, but one of them has a handicap so they dont show her on the commercials even though they used to. Honestly I think they are ashamed of her. They should be ashamed of themselves for acting the way they do. Ive met Bostick before, unfortunately had some business dealings with him and he is a crook and will lie to you straight to your face and smile about it while hes doing it. Karma is a Bitch, isnt it Chris! Of course anyone who doesnt personally know him can figure out he is a crook just by watching his commercials, now cant they Chris after all if you have a job and $199 he'll put you in a car. Also ask him why his dealerships have such a high turnover rate oh yeah its because its a not so great place to work. Just ask one of his numerous X employees.

By: keekee1960 on 1/16/13 at 10:30

It's a misdemeanor. He'll probably get probation, community service, a huge fine and have to take anger management classes. She already went to his arraignment with him and said it was all a misunderstanding. She knows she would rather live the good life, so she is sticking by him.

By: pops5155 on 1/17/13 at 6:28

Judge will say, "Don't you leave till tou see ME"

By: sonny1024 on 1/17/13 at 7:00

Well I guess I can go own and let the secret out this man is really JIMMY HOFFA that's right folks you heard it here first old Jim BO secret is finely been reveled .

By: govskeptic on 1/17/13 at 7:11

Appears all is well in the divorcee planning and execution of a nice settlement arena for the lady. Did she push all the right buttons to get the argument started? Having
seen this couple at a couple of restaurants, it would appear she could handle her
own in a true physical contest. Williamson County Law Enforcement enjoys the
publicity as well, just to show their "just the facts, madam" attitude to all.

By: TITAN1 on 1/17/13 at 7:20

A lot of wannabe judges on here today. I pray they turn to God and work things out.

By: budlight on 1/17/13 at 9:10

Titan, that is exactly what Christians do. Marriage is a journey and sometimes things are great and then not so great. I'm sure they will survive this ordeal and move forward for a full life and better marriage.

By: Foxit on 1/17/13 at 9:18

Ken: It might be worth it to mention that Bostick was a felon in possession of those firearms as just having the firearms by themselves isn't really that noteworthy.

By: Jughead on 1/17/13 at 11:04

I don't care what he did--I just want his hair. Looks great on a middle-aged man.

By: wasaw on 1/17/13 at 11:10

Foxit, the "Felon in Possession of Firearms" charge was not taken before the Williamson County Grand Jury because the evidence showed that Bostick was never found guilty of the charge in Florida. He was not a felon at the time of his arrest. The arresting officer apparently DIDN'T do a through enough investigation before he filed the charge on Bostick. The Williamson County D.A. investigator DID do more investigating and therefore the charge was never taken before the Grand Jury. How would you have liked for that to happen to you?

Before you send out your indicting information, why not do your homework? Didn't you even ask yourself, before you reported what you wrote, why the Williamson County Grand Jury did not indict him on the "FIPOF" charge? Common sense would have told you. If the initiating charge would have been more significant, and Bostick had been a felon, the charge might have been accepted by the Fed's. Since Bostick was not a convicted felon at the time of his arrest, neither the state or the Fed's have any standing in the issue.

By: TITAN1 on 1/17/13 at 11:13

Jughead, I'm just curious on how old you are.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 1/17/13 at 11:37

If he's convicted of the domestic violence, even though it's a misdemeanor, he loses his gun rights for the rest of his life anyway.

By: Foxit on 1/17/13 at 11:48

Wasaw: Then why mention it in the report above if it didn't matter either way? From the first reports, it mentioned that he was prohibited, so that's my fault for not seeing later reports.

Either way, if it didn't matter, then it's like saying: "She led them to the garage where they found several vehicles including a Kawasaki motorcycle." Why add it to this report other than to make him seem even more scary because he had evil black rifles and some unknown amount of other weapons locked away?

The information you have should have been included in the report above to provide a clearer picture, but it wasn't.

By: Jughead on 1/17/13 at 12:07

Lord, what happened to my hair? I want to be Chris Bostick and sport rocking 80's hair into my old age.

By: TITAN1 on 1/17/13 at 12:40

You just answered my question.

By: govskeptic on 1/17/13 at 2:46

Every one charged in these middle Tn counties are made and sound like the worst
of the worst when these over paid Police Dept PR people come on TV. If there aren't
enough facts then both the Franklin and Murfreesboro spokesmen go into "well what
if this or that had happened or could have happened" for credibility. Goofballs, on far
too many stories.

By: wasaw on 1/17/13 at 7:22

Foxit, when the officer was interviewing the defendant, Bostick's wife, she was angry and probably wanted to really get back at her husband. She knowingly led the investigating officer to every gun he had in their home. Remember, she must have been OK with him having them until they had their tiff.

Now that it's been learned that he is not a felon, the Williamson County D.A.'s office will have to surrender the weapons, if Bostick is not convicted. Things have changed since I retired but in some states, when you are arrested for a "Domestic" charge, police may confiscate all weapons.. I'm going to surmise that Bostick may be asked to turn in his weapons, in a plea bargain agreement.

Didn't the news coverage get spiced up when they described the weapons confiscated? That's what the media does. They didn't care if Bostick wasn't a convicted felon. It's all about the ratings.

By: sonny1024 on 1/17/13 at 7:42

TITAN 1 I am not judging anyone it's not my job to do that its GODS and he will judge us all. I made a small joke and the only one who has a right to complain would be MR.HOFFA AND MR.BOSTICK and as of today I haven't heard from them.

By: dgallent on 1/18/13 at 7:41

This guy made a mistake. Get over it. Pencils have erasers for a reason. What amazes me is how the local media has jumped all over this guy for a misdemeanor after he paid them millions to sell his cars.

Oh how the media loves to build someone up and then tear them to shreds.

This is the real story here in my opinion. The media is the real dirt bag here.

By: TITAN1 on 1/18/13 at 6:53

sonny1024, I don't think I mentioned any names.

By: jaytoyman on 1/19/13 at 3:29

Well she cooked her own goose because the manufacturer will pull the dealerships from him. Then no body gonna get anything because there will be nothing to get except for the money they already have. If I were him I would pull all my assest and hide them in an overseas account or put in a secure storage unit.

While I'm not advocating spouse abuse, she should have never called the cops. Instead she should have documented her injuries and called a lawyer now she has messed up both of their livelihoods especially if he get convicted on gun charges. Manufacturers are very strict about professional ethics.

By: Rasputin72 on 1/19/13 at 10:15

Jaytoy........Hardly could have been said better.

By: Ask01 on 1/20/13 at 8:17

I have conflicting opinions on this story.

On the one hand, marital problems should not be fodder for public consumption, and usually are not, except these are public figures of a sort, and their problems are always going to attract some morbid interest.

Domestic violence 'ups the ante' so to speak, and involves the community, especially after one party invokes the authorities, moving a private matter to the public arena.

As far as Mr. Bostick having a criminal record, I believe any person, short of a convicted murderer, kidnapper, or rapist, has the right to bury that part of their past and start over. I have read conflicting accouts of the severity and nature of his pat offenses, so won't even comment on the particulars. At any rate, all of us have made mistakes of varying magnitude and need to practice some forgiveness.

I do believe the gravy train could be over, though, as noted by another poster. The undesirable publicity will almost certainly negatively impact business in the short term. Unless the couple has a very public, and almost sickeningly sweet public reconcilliation and if Kia management is unimpressed with his sales figures, the Carnival could go dark.

I have to wonder though, if Dessie has regrets now about her course of action. (I'm only human, and have the sane morbid curiousity as the rest of Americans.)

By: budlight on 1/21/13 at 8:09

His family has forgiven him and I'm sure God has. So everyone else can follow suit! Give the man and his family a break.

By: dwight14 on 1/21/13 at 9:05

hey as she was leaving,he did state,dont leave,till you see me