Chris Bostick, well-known operator of the Carnival Kia automobile dealerships in the Nashville area, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Williamson County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Domestic assault and weapons possession charges will now be bound over to a grand jury.
His bond was also modified with the stipulation that he not consume alcohol or drugs. He will be monitored and he can stay in the home he shares with his wife with her permission.
In a brief statement to reporters following the hearing Bostick and his wife Dessie stood arm in arm while he expressed regret for the entire incident and wished he could "hit rewind" on the evening. They both expressed their commitment to each other and their family.
They then left the courthouse together and drove away in a Kia Sorrento.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, Brentwood police were dispatched to the Bostick home on Princeton Hills Drive.
According to court documents, a verbal altercation occurred at the couple’s residence and Chris Bostick asked his wife to leave. While leaving, Bostick 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 goes on to state 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.