Brentwood man charged in wife's death arrested for public intoxication
Randy Maidens was arrested in Nashville for public intoxication early Tuesday morning.
He was released from the Metro jail around 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Rachael Maidens, an orthodontist in Brentwood, was shot several times on the evening of April 21.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Randolph "Randy" Maidens, the man accused of murdering his wife at their Brentwood home last April, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Nashville for public intoxication.
Maidens, 43, was arrested at the Bellevue Heights apartment complex off Old Hickory Boulevard in Bellevue after police received calls about a man trying to enter an apartment.
Police searched the area for 30 minutes, but could not find anyone.
Shortly after, a caller notified police the man, later identified as Maidens, had returned in different clothing and was knocking on residents' doors.
"He claimed he was a police officer and was here to check on a complaint and to see if things were ok. I asked if he could stand in front of the peephole so I could see him. He said his name was Gary and said he was a police officer," Avery Paulk told Nashville's News 2. "I was like, there's something wrong. It was just weird."
Paulk later learned Maidens lived in the apartment building next door.
"It's kind of unsettling," said Paulk.
Officers found Maidens hiding behind a building in a dark corner wearing clothing dirtied from wandering through a wooded area nearby.
Maidens had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He was deemed unable to care for himself, according to an affidavit, and arrested.
He admitted to officers that he had a few shots of alcohol and told police he was outside because he "wanted to be in the snow."
Later, on the way to booking, Maidens wanted to play a game to see who could hold their breath the longest. According to the report, he took off his seatbelt, put it around his neck and then put his face in the floor, holding his breath in an attempt to pass out.
Paramedics were called to the scene. Maidens was not injured. He was taken to jail and booked on the public intoxication charge.
Maidens bonded out of jail at 10:30 a.m. The public intoxication charge against him has since been dismissed, common for first offense public intoxication charges.
He was picked up by his attorney, David Raybin, and taken back to the Bellevue apartment where he lives.
Raybin said the two were meeting and were addressing Maidens' substance issue. "I've had issues like this in other matters and I'm going to deal with it aggressively," Raybin told Nashville's News 2.
In Williamson County, just south of Nashville, Maidens is charged with criminal homicide for the April death of his wife, Dr. Rachael Maidens.
Rachael Maidens, an orthodontist in Brentwood, was found shot to death on the evening of April 21, 2013 inside the couple's Governors Club home.
Maidens has a September 29, 2014 trial date for the murder. He is out of jail on bond.