Man wanted for questioning in fatal Midtown stabbing has violent criminal history

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The 23-year-old man wanted for questioning in the stabbing deaths of two people outside of a Midtown bar over the weekend was previously charged in 2015 for a stabbing in Bellevue.

UPDATE: Police have issued warrants for Michael Mosley on two counts of criminal homicide & one count of attempted criminal homicide.

Metro police issued an alert Sunday night for Michael Mosley and said he is “strongly believed to have definitive information about the murders” of Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni, III, 21, outside of the Dogwood Nashville.

Beathard and Trapeni were fatally stabbed, and another man injured, outside of the bar on Division Street around 3 a.m. Saturday.

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Police explained the incident began over “an unwanted advancement made by a man toward a woman in the bar.” Friends told News 2 the three victims intervened to help the woman and were later stabbed.

Michael Mosley (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

At the time of the fatal stabbing, police said Mosley was free on $5,000 bond for attacking a 37-year-old woman at the Walmart on Charlotte Pike in December 2018.

Prior to that, he was convicted for misdemeanor assault in March 2016 for squirting urine from a shampoo bottle on an employee at a Davidson County jail facility on Christmas Day 2015. As a result, he received a 6-month sentence.

Police revealed Mosley had also been arrested on multiple counts of aggravated robbery in June 2015 for the armed robberies of three people on Edmondson Pike. He was convicted in February 2018 on two counts of robbery and received two concurrent six-year sentences.

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Mosley was charged with aggravated assault in May 2015 following a dispute at a residence on Colt Drive in Bellevue. Metro police said Mosley, who was 18 at the time, stabbed a man in the stomach during a dispute over another person’s one-year-old daughter.

He received concurrent three-and-a-half year sentences on both assault charges.

Mosley was also convicted of car theft and auto burglary in July 2015. He received a three-year sentence for auto theft and a one-year sentence for auto burglary.

One year prior to that, Mosley was arrested for attempted aggravated burglary and pleaded guilty to burglary the following year. He received a one-year sentence for the crime.

(Courtesy: Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office)

News 2 has also learned Mosley was reportedly involved in a violent brawl that included more than 50 inmates at the Cheatham County jail in March 2019.

The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office said surveillance video showed Mosley stomp on someone’s head during the incident.

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Once located, police said Mosley, last known to live in Pegram, will be charged with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

Click here for complete coverage of the fatal stabbing in Midtown.

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