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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Restaurant manager fires shot at customer after dispute over food, parking lot disturbance

Sherikka Barnes

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 23, 2022) – A fast-food restaurant manager has been arrested for shooting at a customer after a dispute over food and a disturbance in the parking lot of Checkers on Wednesday, June 22.

The manager, Sherrika Sta...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in the fatal head-on crash in where an 11-year-old died

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         Driver charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, and other charges in the fatal head-on crash in where an 11-year-old died

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 20, 2022) – A Murfreesboro m...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Behind The Badge June 2022 Episode

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 20, 2022) – Three Murfreesboro Police Department officers receive the Jerry Anderson Hero Award for helping to save the life of a baby. The latest episode of ‘Behind The Badge’ with Public I...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Police arrest ‘Rock Burglar’ after attempting to break into another local business

Rock Burglar Arrest

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 17, 2022) – Persistent old-fashioned police work by Murfreesboro Police Department officers, detectives, and crime data analysts led to the arrest of the man known to law enforcement as the ‘Rock Burg...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

UPDATE: Driver charged and arrested in fatal pedestrian crash; pedestrian identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 6, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) investigators have charged a Georgia woman with vehicular homicide after she hit and killed a Murfreesboro man while crossing the street on ...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Police investigating a SUV versus pedestrian crash involving small child

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 26, 2022) – A three-year-old is accidentally hit and injured by a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) after the child ran into traffic on busy Old Fort Pkwy. on Thursday, May 26.

The little girl was rushed to Vanderbilt...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

A 2021 prostitution/sex trafficking investigation leads to the indictment and arrest of Florida man

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 25, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Special Investigations Division Vice Unit detectives, with assistance from special agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), arrest a Florida ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Fatal head-on collision crash on Lascassas Pike

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 24, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Fatal Accident Crash Team (F.A.C.T.) is investigating a head-on collision which took the life of an 11-year-old child and left five others injured on Monday, May ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

UPDATE: 17-year-old shooter in after-graduation shooting held in detention

AFTER GRADUATION UPDATE

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 23, 2022) – The 17-year-old shooter in the Riverdale High School after-graduation shooting at MTSU will remain in juvenile detention.  

A probable cause/detention hearing was held for the teen in Rutherf...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accur...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Reward offered for arrest of serial ‘Rock Burglar’

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 11, 2022) – Rutherford County CrimeStoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial ‘Rock Burglar.’   The burglar broke into two more local busines...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 6, 2022) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation.  Firefighte...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Mayor recognizes MPD Officer Jaydin Davis and MFRD Captain David Bricker with STARS Award

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Murfreesboro Police Department Officer Jaydin Davis and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Captain David Bricker were honored April 21, 2022, with STARS awards. Bricker and Davis demonstrated exemplary service by going above and beyond to assist...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Serial ‘Rock Burglar’ hits multiple local businesses; police need help identifying burglar

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 27, 2022) – Murfreesboro police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of burglarizing dozens of businesses over the past five months.  The thief targets area businesses in the early morning ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Murfreesboro police celebrate the promotion of three new captains, two lieutenants, & two sergeants

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 25, 2022) – Murfreesboro Chief of Police Michael Bowen announces the promotion of seven members of the department.  Three lieutenants were promoted to captain, two sergeants to lieutenant and two officers to t...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Police urging residents not to confront criminals after car burglars & homeowner exchange gunfire

CAR BURGLARIES

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 20, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department is urging residents not to confront car burglars after a homeowner exchanged gunfire with two people attempting to break into a neighbor’s vehicle on Sunday, April 17...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Police urge residents to lock their vehicles, remove guns & valuables after rash of auto burglaries

CAR BURGLARY PERSON OF INTEREST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 8, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Crimes Against Property detectives are urging residents to lock their automobiles and remove valuables after multiple car break-ins where 13 firearms have been stolen over the past...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solic...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Man stabbed to death; roommate arrested

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives arrest a man they believe stabbed his roommate to death and left his lifeless body inside their rented condo. ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Police arrest son for killing his father and injuring his mother; motive unclear

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 31, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrest a man for stabbing and beating his father to death and injuring his mother on Wednesday, March 30.

DeJahn Tyson, 21, has...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Five people arrested in the 2020 ‘ambush’ shooting, homicide of a Murfreesboro man

HOMICIDE SUSPECTS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 18, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), U.S. Marshals Service agents in Memphis, and Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies arrest five people for the homicide of 20-year-old Montavis Jones at a Murfree...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Police shut down drug operation at a local hotel; two people arrested

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 10, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Special Investigation Division narcotics detectives arrest a man and woman at a Murfreesboro hotel on drugs and gun charges on Tuesday, March 8.  The t...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Pedestrian hit by car, officers urge drivers to take precaution to avoid sun glare

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (March 1, 2022) - A driver who hit a pedestrian and left the scene in Murfreesboro says she was temporally blinded by the sun Tuesday morning.

The pedestrian was hit while walking along W. Molloy Lane around 6:38 a.m. He was found lying...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Murfreesboro Police names new deputy chief

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 23, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen names Captain Steve Jarrell as the new deputy chief. 

Jarrell is a 27-year-veteran of MPD.  He joined the department in ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Mother, son arrested after detectives seize drugs, guns, and money

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 17, 2022) – A mother and son are arrested on drugs and firearms charges after members of the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Division/Gang Unit seized drugs, guns, and cash from their apartment on Monday...

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Posted on: February 13, 2022

Police investigating confrontation that led to fatal shooting, mother and son injured

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 13, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and a mother and son injured on Sunday, Feb. 13.

 

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Posted on: February 12, 2022

Habibi Hookah Café and TBI 10 Most Wanted homicide suspect arrested in Colorado

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 17, 2022) – A collaborative effort between the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the United States Marshals Office, and Weld County Colorado Sheriff’s Office resulted in the captur...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Traffic stop nets drugs, guns, and thousands of dollars in cash

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 11, 2022) – A routine traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police Department Directed Patrol Unit officers nets nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, drugs, and loaded guns on Wednesday, Feb. 9.   Po...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Murfreesboro Police Department adds first mental health co-responder

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (February 11, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) has partnered with Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System in adding the department's first mental health co-responder.

 

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

Magic mushrooms, LSD, and Molly recovered during undercover sting; suspect arrested

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 8, 2022) – An undercover operation by the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division Narcotics Unit resulted in the arrest of a Hermitage man for possession of illegal drugs and mushrooms...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Man arrested for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 4, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Crimes Against Property detectives arrest a man for multiple vehicle thefts and break-ins over a two-day period.

Brett Smith, 26, of Mur...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

MPD promotes three officers to sergeant

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 28, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three officers to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 28. 

 

Sergeant M...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Police investigating pedestrian fatality; victim identified

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 27, 2022) - Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian hit by a truck and run over by two more cars on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

 

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Two men critically injured after a multi-car wreck; driver rescued 3 people before car caught fire

SE BROAD STREET MULTI CAR WRECK

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 20, 2022) – The driver of a truck that was hit head-on jumps out and pulls two men and woman from a wrecked car moments before it burst into flames Thursday morning. A total of five vehicles were involved in...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Murfreesboro police help bust a multi-state car burglary and fraud ring

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 14, 2021) – Two men are arrested as part of a multi-state crime spree, accused of breaking into cars at fitness centers, stealing credit cards and checkbooks, and then using them to make fraudulent ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Man robs Murfreesboro bank; fits description of man who robbed a different bank weeks earlier

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (January 7, 2022) – Murfreesboro Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a bank on the city’s westside on Friday, Jan. 7. The bank robber may be the same man who robbed a different bank in the...

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Posted on: December 24, 2021

Woman dies after falling off a car; boyfriend charged

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UPDATE: 

Sad news to report. The victim, 19-year-old Savannah Latham has passed away. Charges could be upgraded for her boyfriend Andre Tate, 22. 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  - (December 24, 2021) A Murfreesboro man is in custod...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Veteran Murfreesboro police officer retires after more than three decades

Officer Lee Brandon Retirement

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 29, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officer Lee Brandon has retired after 32-years of untiring devotion and dedicated service.

 

Brandon began his career with MPD in June 1989 as a patrol officer....

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Murfreesboro cross-trains emergency dispatchers to handle medical related 911 calls for help

Ashley Langdon Communications Specialist II

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 27, 2021) – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has cross-trained and certified 9-1-1 operators in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). Dispatchers can now provide lifesaving and safety instructi...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Noon Exchange Club names Johnathan Pope ‘Officer of the Year’

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 21, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Field Training Officer Johnathan Pope has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

Exchange Club president Bria...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (October 19, 2021) - Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crim...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Governor Lee authorizes $10,000 for information on unsolved Murfreesboro murder

WHO MURDERED TERRELL RAY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Terrell Ray, according to a letter from the governor.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

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