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|Suspect apprehended by local law enforcement officers|
Violent actions allegedly committed by a suspect prompted six Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies to join Murfreesboro Police in apprehending the suspect early Monday, Sheriff Robert Arnold said. FULL STORY
Sgt. Chris Owens reported suspect Asa Gilbert, 30, of 304 Chicken Pike in Smyrna, was wanted for stealing a gun from his father that he fired inside his father’s home, assaulting his parents, stealing vehicles and fleeing from police with passengers inside the car.
“Mr. Gilbert was considered armed and extremely dangerous,” Owens reported.
Both the Sheriff’s Office and Murfreesboro Police were searching for Gilbert on 11 felony warrants and five misdemeanor warrants.
Murfreesboro police saw Gilbert about 4 a.m. driving a car he allegedly stole from his mother Sunday night and began the pursuit joined by Sheriff’s Sgt. Owens and Deputies Jason Brown, Scott Parker, Chris Smotherman, Matt Kunce and Robert Horne.
“I allowed all units to be involved due to Mr. Gilbert’s violent actions over the last several weeks,” Owens reported.
The spike strips were deployed on Northwest Broad Street near Monte Hale Drive where Gilbert was taken into custody.
Gilbert was booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, four counts of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, two counts of theft, four counts of driving on a revoked license, two counts of violation of probation and failure to appear in court on a drug charge. He is being held for Smyrna police.
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:48 am
|Symposium tackles cyberthreats |
MTSU’s 2014 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit, set May 5-6 on campus, is aiming to help public and private-sector operations that want to protect their operations from online attack. FULL STORY
The theme of the summit, sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, is “Security Essentials.” It’s open to the public at no charge, organizers say, and should be of particular interest to government agencies at all levels, as well as the utility, education, health care, transportation and financial services industries and other businesses.
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:44 pm
|Sam Davis Home and Plantation hosts second annual Wine on the Veranda|
The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation is hosting the second annual Wine on the Veranda — an evening where guests can experience local music and art, as well as expertly paired food and wine. The event will take place May 30 from 6 - 9 p.m. on the grounds of the Davis Plantation in Smyrna. In addition to learning how to pair delicious samplings from local restaurants with the optimal type of wine, guests will also have the opportunity to tour the museum and browse and purchase local art in partnership with the Smyrna Arts Commission. FULL STORY
|Five Rutherford County telecommunicators recognized during national week|
(Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2014) Five Rutherford County telecommunicators were recognized during National Public Safety Telecommunicators week. Receiving the awards were Bobbie Jackson of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department, Michelle Rowland of the Murfreesboro Police Department, Reasa Thibodeaux of the Smyrna Police Department, Jamie Harrell of the LaVergne Police Department and Mollie Branning of the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service.The Rutherford County Emergency Communications District (RCECD) held an awards breakfast on Thursday, April 17. FULL STORY
|Deputies confiscate 51 pounds of marijuana on I-24 valued at $100,000|
(Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Interstate Crime Enforcement deputies confiscated 51 pounds of high quality marijuana valued at $100,000 during a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said. Driver Jevondias Davis, 30, of Atlanta and passenger Lamont Rashid, 34, of Ellenwood, Ga., were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, deliver or sale more than 10 pounds of marijuana, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes. Deputy Travis Perusse stopped Davis for a traffic violation about 2 p.m. on I-24. FULL STORY
Local leaders break ground for Eagleville's sewer system
Eagleville council members at ground breaking.
(Posted Thursday, April 10, 2014) Eagleville officials and others participated Thursday morning in the groundbreaking for the city's $3.2 million sewer system. The event was held at the proposed sewer system treatment site on Allisona Road across from the Eagleville Church of Christ. Mayor Sam Tune told the audience the city is about to go through a complete facelift. "Just in a matter of days you will see streets torn up, you will see construction up here at the sewer site, and we will be building a sewer system," he said. At the same time, Consolidated Utility District will update the water lines in the city, which is a $2 million project, he added. Then, construction of a $6.8 million addition to Eagleville School begins in June. FULL STORY
|Sewer system groundbreaking set for Thursday across from Church of Christ|
(Posted Saturday, April 6, 2014) Invitations went out Saturday for Eagleville residents and supporters to attend the groundbreaking for the new $3.2 million sewer system on Thursday, April 10, at 10 a.m. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the sewer treatment plant site at 322 Allisona across from the Eagleville Church of Christ. In case of rain, the event will be moved to City Hall. "Hip, Hip, Hurray! The day is here. We're going to break ground and give a cheer!" is the jingle that accompanied the invitation, which also noted the occasion is historic. FULL STORY
Sam Davis Home hosts vintage base ball starting April 27
Player of vintage base ball player takes a swing.
(Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014) The Sam Davis Home is part of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball's upcoming season, serving as home field for the Stewart's Creek Scouts beginning April 27 at noon. The TAVBB is part of the national Vintage Base Ball Association and was established in 2012. There are currently eight teams across Tennessee who compete in order to "entertain and educate [their] communities by recreating the civility of 19th century base ball." Vintage base ball is the 19th century version of the pastime that American has come to know as "baseball." The players will closely follow the rules and customs set in 1964 in Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player. FULL STORY