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Smyrna Police Arrest Suspect in Hit and Run Vehicle Accident

UPDATE: Smyrna Police Department has located the vehicle and its occupant involved in this hit-and-run motor vehicle crash. Mr. Ruben Buenrostro Contreras of Smyrna, DOB 8/10/53, has been booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. SPD wishes to thank Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case. SMYRNA,...
SMYRNA, TN
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17-Year-Old Charged in Drug Related Shooting in Mt. Juliet

A 17-year-old shooting victim is recovering, and the 17-year-old shooter was charged after fast, relentless efforts by Mt. Juliet police officers and assisting resources. Around 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, an MJPD detective noticed the shooting victim in a strip mall parking lot in the 2000 block of N. Mt. Juliet Road. The shooting just occurred, and the detective witnessed a suspect sprinting across Mt. Juliet Road. The detective, who was able to begin life-saving efforts for the single gunshot to the victim, was able to call for assistance and provide details on the suspect. Multiple officers responded to the area and established a containment zone to search for the suspect.
MOUNT JULIET, TN
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Former WCSO Deputy Arrested by TBI

Today, September 16, 2021, the TBI arrested a former Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on a charge of official misconduct. John Vande Woude, 33, of Spring Hill, was booked into the Williamson County Jail and released on bond. On April 27, 2021 the TBI notified Sheriff Dusty Rhoades that agents...
SPRING HILL, TN

Wanted Texas Fugitive Arrested in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 15, 2021) – A Texas man wanted on a fugitive from justice warrant, for removing an ankle monitor and jumping bail, is arrested in Murfreesboro after briefly refusing to come out of a home on Sept. 14. The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) with assistance from the U.S....
TEXAS STATE

Two Suspects Apprehended in Mt. Juliet From Stolen Vehicle Out of Franklin

(September 14, 2021) Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – After a lengthy search, two suspects were apprehended after running away from a stolen truck, alerted to officers by Guardian Shield. Around 9:05 a.m. this morning, Guardian Shield alerted officers to a stolen 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up truck as it entered the city from Hermitage on Lebanon Road. An officer spotted the truck, and two suspects quickly abandoned it and ran away into a wooded area.
MOUNT JULIET, TN

Rocky Fork Middle School Student Stabbed by Another Student

One student was treated for his injuries after being stabbed allegedly by another student before classes began Tuesday at Rocky Fork Middle School in Smyrna, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said. Emergency Medical Services paramedics treated the 13-year-old boy and took him to StoneCrest Medical Center. Detective Steve Brown said...

Hillwood High Teen Charged with Carrying Gun on School Property

School Resource Officers at Hillwood High School today arrested a 17-year-old 12th grader for carrying a nine-millimeter handgun loaded with eight rounds in his backpack. The gun was discovered during a random search by school officials. The teen was charged at juvenile detention with unlawful gun possession on school property.
EDUCATION

Two Mid-State Men Sentenced In Hospital Fraud Conspiracy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 10, 2021 – Two middle Tennessee men have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud two hospital management companies, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Mary Jane Stewart for the Middle District of Tennessee. Tyrone Floyd Berry, 46, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday to...
LAWRENCEBURG, TN

Former Ashland City Elementary PTO President Indicted for Theft

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has resulted in the indictment of Jessica Tandy, the former PTO President at Ashland City Elementary in Cheatham County. Tandy served as president during the 2020-2021 school year. Investigators determined that Tandy stole $3,005.70 from the PTO by making unauthorized personal purchases with...
ASHLAND CITY, TN

4 Nashville Juveniles Apprehended in Stolen Car in Mt. Juliet

(September 11, 2021) This afternoon, around 4:22 p.m., Guardian Shield alerted officers to a stolen Nissan Altima as it entered the city limits from Hermitage. Officers located the car on Lebanon Road near Mt. Juliet Road and attempted to stop it. Within moments, the driver did an abrupt u-turn and sideswiped another motorist. Officers continued their attempt to stop the stolen car and successfully deployed a spike system, which led to the pursuit ending on Woodridge Place near Placid Drive.
NASHVILLE, TN

Detectives Investigating Downtown Franklin Burglaries

Detectives are investigating after three Franklin businesses were burglarized early Friday morning. Cash appears to have been the target in all three. Windows were broken out with a rock at the Wilder Boutique, Frothy Monkey, and the Juice Bar, all in Franklin’s downtown. Franklin Police are seeking information on two...
PUBLIC SAFETY

Nashville Detectives Investigating Overnight Fatal Shootings of a Man and Woman on Highland Trace Drive

(September 8, 2021) Homicide detectives are working active leads in the overnight fatal shootings of a 46-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman who were found dead at 7:30 this morning inside a van parked outside 2506 Highland Trace Drive. The victims are believed to have been homeless. Efforts are underway to locate their families, who may be in Pennsylvania.
NASHVILLE, TN

Female Porch Pirate Wanted by Murfreesboro Police

Detectives need help identifying and locating the woman who has been stealing packages from the front porches of homes in Murfreesboro. On September 3, the woman took packages from three homes, located on Hanover St., Sawyer Dr., and Golden Sun Ct. She will pretend to deliver a package, pretend to scan the item with her phone, and then leave an empty box.
MURFREESBORO, TN