A Hendersonville man faces domestic assault and stalking charges after walking into Krystal and pointing a loaded gun at his ex-girlfriend who works at the restaurant.
Hendersonville police were dispatched to the West Main Street restaurant just before 1 a.m. on Nov. 5, according to a police affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court.
When an officer arrived on the scene, a man later determined to be Cody Foster, 28, was walking around the restaurant with a firearm, according to the affidavit. After police negotiated with Foster and took him into custody, they spoke to a woman who said she was Foster’s ex-girlfriend.
The woman said that Foster had been watching her at work at around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4, and followed her to a local gas station when she took a break. She said the two argued shortly and she returned to work some time later.
Early on Nov. 5, the woman said that Foster came into the restaurant and told her, “he could do this here or outside,” according to the affidavit. When the woman told Foster that she wasn’t going to talk to him, he pulled out a firearm and pointed it at her.
After ducking behind the counter and running to call 911, the woman said she heard Foster chamber a round into his firearm before he started to come after her. She stated that shortly after she called 911, she was able to exit the store, and get to the safety of surrounding police cars.
According to the affidavit, Foster displayed a firearm twice during the encounter and pointed the muzzle to his head. It doesn’t state how long police negotiated with him or if anyone else was in the restaurant at the time of the incident. A police report of the incident was not available at the request of the Sumner County District Attorney’s office.
Foster, who has a 2010 conviction for domestic assault involving a different victim, has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, criminal trespass and aggravated stalking.
He is being held in the Sumner County Jail on a $65,000 bond, and was scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Nov. 20.