Description Of Offense : Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment With A Deadly Weapon
On 6/24/17 at 0502 hours, dispatch received a call in reference to a fight in progress at the corner of Reid and University Street. The caller stated a white male and several black males were in a physical altercation.
Officer A arrived on scene at 0504 hours and made contact with the subjects. The white male (referred to here as Suspect A) had previously been told not to come back to the area by several police officers due to Suspect A’s actions on a prior call.
Suspect A began to act disorderly when Officer A arrived and was in the process of being detained when he began to pull away and actively resist. Suspect A was placed on the ground where officers were able to place handcuffs on him. He was then placed in the patrol vehicle.
After talking to multiple subjects on scene they advised Suspect A drove up to them and began to yell out derogatory statements and profanity regarding race. Shortly after, Suspect A exited his vehicle with a .22 caliber rifle and shot once in the direction of subjects while stating he was going to kill them. Suspect A was then hit in the head with a bottle in self-defense. A physical altercation ensued and Suspect A was disarmed and the rifle placed under the hood of his vehicle.
A .22 caliber shell casing was recovered in the immediate area of Suspect A’s vehicle. Also, Suspect A advised he came back to the area to buy more crack cocaine. He also advised he had the intention to kill the subjects and he had consumed two (2) Xanax bars and three (3) twenty dollar crack rocks. Suspect A was sweating profusely and had an odor of intoxicant emitting from his person. A check of Suspect A criminal history revealed, he is a convicted felon. Thus, Suspect A was charged with the following : (1) Reckless Endangerment with a deadly weapon, (2) felony possession of a fire arm, (3) possession of a weapon while intoxicated, (4) resisting arrest, (5) public intoxication, (6) disorderly conduct, (7) aggravated criminal trespass.
While speaking with Officer B, Suspect A advised he did nothing wrong and the black male subjects had placed the rifle on his back. In an effort, to corroborate the statements made by Suspect A, Officer B asked for consent to look at his cell phone for any texts or calls to subjects that could possible confirm his statements. Suspect A granted Officer B consent and gave his phone’s seven digit pass code.
Officer B observed Suspect A to have several missed calls from a subject later identified as Suspect A’s girlfriend/wife. She called again and Officer B answered the call and identified himself as a Murfreesboro Police officer. Officer B asked the woman if she and Suspect A own any firearms, which she advised they owned a black .22 caliber rifle ( which matched the rifle recovered on scene.) She also advised that Suspect A had abruptly left their residence without telling her where he was going and she became worried. The woman was advised Suspect A was in custody and was being transported to RCSO.
While enroute to RCSO, Suspect A stated he wanted medical attention. Officer A then pulled into the parking lot of Gondolier ( 219 NW Broad Street .), where EMS was called to the officer’s location. Suspect A refused treatment and transport to the emergency room.
Once cleared, Suspect A was transported to RCSO for booking.
Names and personal information have been omitted to protect the privacy of our local officers and subjects mentioned in this police report.