Suspect In Double Fatal Stabbing That Killed Tucker Beathard’s Brother Arrested

Michael Mosley; Photo Courtesy Metro Nashville Police Dept
Michael Mosley; Photo Courtesy Metro Nashville Police Dept
Michael Mosley; Photo Courtesy Metro Nashville Police Dept

Michael Mosley, the man accused of fatally stabbing two men, including Tucker Beathard’s brother Clayton, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 25).

Metro Nashville PD announced the news via Twitter on Christmas day, writing, “Accused double murderer Michael D. Mosley just arrested in Cheatham County. Mosley will be booked later today on 2 counts of criminal homicide and 1 count of attempted criminal homicide for Saturday morning’s stabbing of 3 men, 2 fatally.”

According to police, Mosley was hiding in a vacant home by himself and surrendered to the Metro Nashville Police Department SWAT, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Midtown Hills Precinct and the Cheatham County Sheriff’s department.

After Mosley was booked, a judicial commissioner ordered that he be held without bond on the two criminal homicide charges against him.

The suspect is accused of fatally stabbing Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni III, 21, at Nashville’s Dogwood Bar & Grill on Saturday (Dec. 21) at 2:50 am. Another man, identified by police as a 21-year-old man from Franklin, was also stabbed and survived with injuries to his eye and arm. He is reportedly recovering at home this week.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Mosley to its most-wanted list. According to court records, Mosley has an extensive criminal history, including aggravated assault, attempted aggravated burglary and a number of drug-related arrests.

Clayton Beathard was the son of Casey and Susan Beathard and the brother of Tucker Beathard, who recently joined Warner Music Nashville and released his latest single, “Better Than Me.” His older brother, C.J. Beathard, is a 49ers quarterback. Casey Beathard is a well-known songwriter, who has penned hits for artists such as Eric Church, Kenny Chesney and Gary Allan.

“It’s times like this I wish had Instagram and social media because the love and prayers have been so overwhelming. We cannot possibly thank you at the rate they come in texts and phone calls,” the Beathard family said in a statement following Clayton’s passing. “Clay was an amazing, big and soft hearted human being with an undeniable love for the Lord. He had his family’s, friends’ and teammates’ backs even to a fault. I wish he would have been more inclined to take the high road but he hated ‘wrong.’”

“Yes, he was stubborn sometimes but mostly because his beliefs were strong,” their statement went on to say. “He lived a full life except for the chance at being the incredible father I knew he would have been. He loved kids, underdogs and the less fortunate. His little sister was his world and his love and pride for his older brothers was off the charts. He will be missed. That is an understatement. Nobody’s light shined like his when he smiled.”

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