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11/11/2011 - C.S. Tip led to Fast Food Restaurant Mngr Charged w/Sexual Exploitation of Teenage Girl

November 11, 2011




          Sex Crimes detectives this afternoon charged a man, who until this week was the manager of a Hermitage fast food restaurant, with taking nude and sexually explicit photographs of a 15-year-old girl he met through the Internet.

          Todd Stasiak, 41, is jailed on two counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.  Stasiak has admitted to using his cell phone to take pornographic photos of the 15-year-old inside his residence at 336 Stewarts Ferry Pike.  One of the photos depicts the teenager engaged in a sex act with Stasiak. 

          During an examination of Stasiak’s cell phone, detectives discovered other explicit photos of the 15-year-old and at least one other teenager.  A forensic examination of Stasiak’s home computer is pending.

          A tip to Crime Stoppers earlier this week led to the investigation of Stasiak, who until this week managed the Arby’s restaurant at 3400 Lebanon Pike before being sent to the Arby’s in Gordonsville.  Stasiak was arrested in Gordonsville this afternoon.

          Anyone, teenagers or adults, who is aware of inappropriate interaction between Stasiak and minors is urged to contact the police department’s Sex Crimes Unit at 862-7540.  Additional charges against him are anticipated.


11/2/2011 - Accused Courthouse Shooter Tyree Gray Arrested from Crime Stoppers Tip

November 2, 2011


     A tip to Crime Stoppers was given to our SWAT unit who this afternoon arrested accused courthouse shooter Tyree Gray.

     Gray was taken into custody inside an apartment in the Richland Hills Apartment complex on Maudina Avenue.

     He will be will be booked on three outstanding warrants, attempted homicide, reckless endangerment and retaliation later this afternoon.


10/14/2011 - Shoplifting Suspect Denise Colon Arrested from a Crime Stoppers Tip

October 14, 2011




          A tip to Crime Stoppers led to Thursday’s arrest of Denise Colon, 26, at a Freedom Drive residence, on outstanding warrants for her alleged involvement in three separate shoplifting incidents at the 6814 Charlotte Pike Target. 

          On September 16th, a uniformed Target loss prevention agent attempted to stop Colon as she pushed her shopping cart toward the exit without paying for the merchandise.  Colon struck the agent before fleeing the store.  She left behind a small child who was carried off by an unidentified female associate.

          Colon was also identified as the person who took merchandise, including electronics and clothing, from the same Target location on September 3rd and again on September 14th.

          Colon is charged with theft, attempted theft and assault.  She is being held in lieu of $10,500 bond.                                                


10/7/2011 - Homicide Suspect Charzelle Swafford in Custody - Crime Stoppers Tip

October 7, 2011




          A tip to Crime Stoppers led to last night’s arrest of Charzelle Swafford, 21, who is charged with criminal homicide in Saturday afternoon’s shooting death of 20-year-old Dejuantae Moore inside an apartment at 604 Sylvan Street in the James Cayce public housing development.

          Officers assigned to the MNPD’s Special Response Team, along with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Tactical Team, took Swafford into custody without incident at a residence in Murfreesboro.

          Swafford reportedly argued with Moore, 20, on Friday night and knocked on the back door of the apartment Saturday at 12:45 p.m.  When Moore opened the door, Swafford is accused of firing multiple shots at Moore who died on the scene.  Swafford then shot Taurus Williams, 15, who ran out the front door before collapsing nearby.  Williams remains in stable condition at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. 

          Swafford allegedly ran upstairs and attempted to shoot three other teens but the gun did not fire.  Swafford, who has previous convictions for theft and drug possession, fled on foot.    

          In addition to criminal homicide, Swafford is also charged with four counts of attempted murder.  He is being held in lieu of $600,000 bond.          


5/31/2011 - Crime Stoppers Tip leads to Parolee Charged with Aggravated Robbery

May 31, 2011


          A tip to Crime Stoppers led to Saturday’s arrest of parolee Timothy Waddell, 42, for the May 24th armed hold-up of Mapco at 15131 Old Hickory Boulevard.

          Waddell is accused of entering the store and robbing the clerk and a customer at gunpoint before fleeing in the customer’s car.  The stolen vehicle was located nearby on Zermatt Avenue where the suspect also lives.  Both victims identified Waddell as the robber. 

          Waddell is charged with aggravated robbery and carjacking.  He has previous convictions for aggravated burglary, cocaine possession, felony escape and theft.  Waddell is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.


5/16/2011 - Cocaine Fugitive Matthew Carter Arrested from a tip to Crime Stoppers

May 16, 2011



          Specialized Investigations Division detectives this afternoon arrested fugitive and accused cocaine dealer Matthew Carter, who had broken into his alleged base of operation that was boarded up and padlocked on April 27th.

          Carter, 57, had broken into the rear door of 2326 Merry Street.  He was in the home by himself when officers took him into custody.

          Carter is alleged to have dealt cocaine to police operatives out of the home on multiple occasions during April.  The residence was declared a public nuisance due to a long history of drug issues.  Recent investigations showed cocaine sales at the dwelling to be pervasive.


3/25/2011 - Crime Stoppers Tip Led to Arrest of Suspected Purse Thief

March 25, 2011


           A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of convicted felon Mike Bennett who is accused of using stolen credit cards at five Nolensville Pike/Thompson Lane area businesses last week a short time after the victim’s purse was taken from her car parked outside the Waffle House at 618 Harding Place.

          Bennett, 29, is accused of breaking out the victim’s passenger side window and grabbing her purse which had been left on the passenger side floor board.  He was charged last night with burglary of a motor vehicle, five counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, and three counts of theft.  Bennett is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond.  He has previous convictions for kidnapping, domestic assault and child neglect.



2/11/2011 - Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Discovery of Meth Lab inside Madison Apartment

February 11, 2011


          A tip to Crime Stoppers led to last night’s discovery of a meth lab inside the Forest Park Road apartment of Henry Chamber, 50.

          Officers knocked on the apartment door and Chambers gave them permission to enter.  When questioned by a detective, Chambers admitted that he had been cooking methamphetamine nearly every day for the last three months.  The small containers Chambers had been using as “pots” and other materials used to manufacture meth were located throughout the apartment. 

          Chambers is charged with 22 counts of manufacturing methamphetamine and is being held in lieu of $1,100,000 bond.


1/5/2011 - Crime Stoppers Tip leads to arrest of Patrick Cosby

     A tip to Crime Stoppers led officers from North Precinct and members of the SWAT Units Special Response Team to an apartment in North Nashville.

     Patrick Cosby was inside the apartment and had had a Felony Probation Violation Warrant on file and was wanted for questioning regarding another incident in East Nashville.  Officers located Cosby inside apartment along with a female who had lied that Cosby was in the apartment.  Officers arrested Cosby for the warrant and charged him with three addtional warrants; Felony Drug Possession X 2 and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The female was charged with Assessory and for Resisting Arrest.  


12/8/2010 - Pizza Deliveryman Robbery suspects identified by Crime Stoppers Tip

December 8, 2010


 A Crime Stoppers tip and investigation by South Precinct detectives resulted in the identification of two men believed to be involved in robberies Friday night, including the hold-up of a pizza deliveryman outside the Arbors of Brentwood apartment complex at 100 Brentwood Place.

          The pizza deliveryman fatally shot one of the suspects, Deron Hulin, 21.  The other two gunmen fled in a car driven by Christopher Moore, 21, who was taken into custody a short time after the robberies.

          The two additional suspects are identified as Heriberto Sanchez, 19, and Ryan Ellis, 21.  Sanchez was arrested this afternoon at a home on Lincoya Bay.  During interviews he admitted his involvement in the robberies of the pizza deliveryman and two other persons earlier in the evening at the Hickory Woods Apartments at 5319 Nolensville Pike.  He is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery.

Ellis, of Lori Drive, is currently in custody in Kentucky on unrelated charges.  Warrants have been issued locally charging him with two counts of aggravated robbery. 


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