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Real estate execs arrested in disturbance at popular bar

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Some of the wealthiest real estate power players in Nashville are in serious trouble. Police said the men became dangerous and out of control inside a popular bar and restaurant over the weekend.

Ray Hensler is known in Nashville for developing the Adelicia high-rise apartments near Music Row and recently announced plans for another luxury high-rise development in The Gulch.

He, along with Whitfield Hamilton, a director at Panattoni Development Company, and David McGahren, president of Corner Realty and an executive at Cassidy Turley, are three of the most well-known and prominent developers in Nashville.

But, according to Berry Hill police, they were nothing but trouble Saturday at M.L. Rose Craft Beers & Burgers on Franklin Pike.

Police got a call from security at the establishment that the group was out of control and refusing to leave.

Officers showed up and the situation quickly spiraled. A report says Hamilton and McGahren refused repeated requests to leave and Hensler allegedly kicked an officer in the chest before getting pepper-sprayed.

Hamilton's wife was also arrested for allegedly striking two officers, and another woman in the group allegedly attempted to kick out the window of a police cruiser.

Officers ended up making six arrests and filling 16 charges, including disorderly conduct, public intoxication, resisting arrest and assault.

A representative for M.L. Rose said in the past they have had to call police only to help security reinforce restaurant policies, not to try and get anyone arrested.

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