Acting in response to neighborhood complaints, Metro Police on Friday put an end to what they say was an underground bar, strip club and prostitution joint based in a house in East Nashville.
Police say numerous persons were inside the Kitty Kabin Lounge, at 708 Oneida Avenue, when detectives executed a search warrant there Friday night.
The alleged operators, Brooklyn Tankard, 21, and Adrian Hayden, 24, were both arrested and charged with promoting prostitution, a felony. Hayden was also charged with unlawful gun possession. One of the strippers, Chanel Berry, 25, was arrested and charged with prostitution for performing a sex act with one of the patrons. Two other strippers working Friday night were not charged.
Police say the investigation shows that the operators would turn on a red light at 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday evenings to signify that “Kitty Kabin” was open for business. Patrons would be directed to park in an adjacent yard and walk to the house. Inside was a bar that offered beer, liquor and marijuana. Women working at the establishment would strip for patrons in a living room. Private dances took place in a nearby bedroom. Detectives have determined that no one actually resided at the home.
A bartender, Britney Tankard, 18, and four patrons were issued misdemeanor citations for marijuana possession. They are identified as Jahmad Merrimon, 23, Leo Najeevlah, 58, Steven Gutierrez, 26, and Sheikn Faye, 30.