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12/7/2012 - $10,000 Reward offered by WZTV Fox 17 for info on robbery/shooting of Erika Lathon

December 7, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

          Sinclair Television of Nashville, Inc. d/b/a WZTV Fox 17 (“FOX 17”) is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Thursday night’s robbery/shooting of WZTV Fox 17 television news reporter Erika Lathon after she withdrew cash from the Bank of America ATM at 1634 Church Street.

          Lathon was approached by the gunman at 11:45 p.m.  He demanded cash.  She complied.  The robber, who was dressed in all black and wore a mask, fired one time into Lathon’s car and fled on foot.  She drove herself to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released for a gunshot wound to the arm.

          Anyone with information that can assist West Precinct detectives in identifying the suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

          The $10,000 reward is in addition to the reward of up to $1,000 offered by Crime Stoppers. The $10,000 reward is effective for 365 days from today’s date (December 7, 2012).

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4/20/2012 - Dirt Bike theft from 501 Heritage Drive, Madison
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  On April 20th, 2012, the victim purchased a 2011 Suzuki Motorcycle DRZ400S white in color.  He had the motorcycle in the back of his 1997 Ford F150 white pickup truck when he went to the Clerk’s Office at 501 Heritage Drive, corner of Old Hickory Blvd, in order to register it.  While the victim was inside registering the motorcycle, a male white in his late 30’s, thin build took the motorcycle off the truck and drove away.  This theft occurred between 2:45pm and 3:15pm.  The victim had the motorcycle for ONLY about three hours when it was stolen.  Attached is a picture of the actual motorcycle.

     Anyone with information on the theft of this motorcycle is urged to contact the Nashville Crime Stoppers 74-CRIME.  You can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” then the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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4/11/2012 - Murder of Terry L Davis on Moorewood Ct 12/03/11

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     On December 3rd, 2011 at approximately 09:30 pm Terry Lajuan Davis was standing at the bus stop at Moorewood Court and Moorewood Drive.  While waiting for the MTA bus, two unknown suspects approached the victim from behind a home on Moorewood Court.  The suspects started shooting at the victim and shot him in the back.  The victim was left to die on the corner as the suspects fled the area on foot.  Witnesses stated they saw two male blacks with black hoodies running from the scene.  One of the suspects is described as being very tall, approximately 6ft 2in, thin with his hair in shoulder length dreads.

     Police were called to the scene after someone noticed the victim lying on the ground.  Police and ambulance personnel responded to the scene but the victim had already died from his wounds.

     The Metro Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the persons responsible for this murder.  The victim was wearing a black San Antonio Spurs baseball cap with a gray bill, gray hoodie, black jeans, and black tennis shoes with white stripes.  He was holding a white plastic Wal-Mart bag at the time of his murder. 

     Anyone with information on the murder of Terry Davis is urged to contact the Nashville Crime Stoppers 74-CRIME.  You can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” then the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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3/15/2012 - Gene Brodie murder on Dr D B Todd Jr Blvd 06/14/2011

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     On June 14th, 2011 at approximately 01:40 am the Metro Police received a call to Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. near Albion St. regarding a man who had been shot and was found on the sidewalk.  Police personnel arrived at the scene to find that the victim had died as a result of a gunshot wound. 

     Shortly before the victim was shot, Gene Brodie was seen on surveillance video walking down the street with another person.  Several vehicles were seen driving by the two as they continued walking on Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd.  A few moments later, the suspect was seen running from the location.  The victim was found on the sidewalk by a passerby who had called the police. 

     The Metro Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person responsible for this murder.  Since there were several vehicles going by at the time the suspect was seen with the victim, someone would be able to recognize the suspect.  The victim was using crutches at the time because of his handicap; his right leg below the knee was gone.  Gene was wearing a dark baseball cap, green short sleeve shirt with "CAMP" on the front, and light colored blue jeans with the right pant leg pinned up from the knee. 

     Anyone with information on the murder of Gene Brodie is urged to contact the Nashville Crime Stoppers 74-CRIME.  You can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” then the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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12/1/2011 - Reginald Collier Murder on Wheless St

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     On July 10th, at approximately 02:00 am the police received a call to 1208 Wheless Street regarding a man who had been shot and was not breathing.  The ambulance personnel arrived at the scene to find the victim’s mother attempting CPR.  The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  There were reports of several gun shots being heard and shortly afterwards, the victim was found lying on the front porch. 

     The Metro Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for this murder.  Anyone with information on the murder of Reginald Collier is urged to contact the Nashville Crime Stoppers 74-CRIME.  You can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” then the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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11/11/2011 - Fatal accident in the 4000 block of Murfreesboro Pk

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  On Friday, November 11, 2011 at approximately 10:20 a.m. police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 4000 block of Murfreesboro Pike near Old Hickory Blvd. in the Antioch area.  The crash involved a black Lexus and a DARK BLUE CHEVY IMPALA (possibly a 2005 model).  The Chevy Impala fled the scene and the driver of the Lexus was pronounced deceased on the scene.  Witnesses state the Chevy Impala appeared to have a bad paint job or possibly navy blue primer on the vehicle.  The vehicle should have damage along the entire passenger side.

  Anyone with information on the owner, driver or the current location of this dark blue Chevy Impala, is urged to contact the Nashville Crime Stoppers 74-CRIME.  You can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" then the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Nashville Crime Stoppers by phone, text, or Internet can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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11/11/2011 - Community`s Assistance Requested to Locate Hit & Run SUV

November 11, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

          Crash investigators are asking for the community’s assistance in locating the older model light-colored SUV that struck and critically injured a pedestrian on Capitol View Avenue between Alhambra Circle and Jones Avenue in East Nashville on the night of November 3rd.

          The investigation shows that the SUV, probably a Ford Explorer, was traveling east on Capitol View Avenue when it struck a man who was walking on the edge of the roadway.  A witness reported that the SUV struck the pedestrian, swerved to the left and continued on.  The vehicle sustained a broken headlight and likely additional moderate damage to the front passenger side.

          The pedestrian remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

          Anyone with information on the SUV and/or its driver is urged to contact the police department’s Traffic Unit at 862-7738 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward. 

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11/17/2009 - Fatal Hit and Run on Donelson Pike
On November 06, 2009 at 2113 hrs, officers responded to a one car  pedestrian collision on Donelson Pk near the intersection of Royal Prkwy. Witnesses state that a large dark color SUV, possibly a Chevy Suburban or Cadillac Escalade, was North bound on Donelson Pk when it struck Larry W. Stacy as he was attempting to cross Donelson Pk from Shoney`s. Stacy was struck in the inside north bound lane. Stacy came to rest approximately 20 to 30 yards from the point of impact. Stacy was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the SUV fled the scene North on Donelson Pk. There was a witness that stated the SUV drove out of the RaceWay gas station, just prior to impact, in a reckless manner. Chaplin Davidson was called to the scene to attempt to find the next of kin but was unable to do so. Stacy was not using the cross walk that was located approximately 50 yards from where he was struck. Investigators have contacted the RaceWay gas station regarding their video surveillance cameras and they are hopeful that the suspects vehicle was captured on tape. It was reported by on scene officers that they were familiar with the victim from past arrest and they believed he was homeless. 
 
Vehicle: Dark colored SUV  Possibly a Suburban or Cadillac Escalade
 
Victim: Larry W. Stacy M/W

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11/7/2007 - Tameka Vines Murder on Magnolia Road

NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH, FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME (742-7463) THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF 30 YEAR OLD TAMEKA VINES OF SOUTH NASHVILLE.

 

ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH 2007 AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00 IN THE MORNING, TAMEKA VINES 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WENT TO WAKE HER MOTHER UP TO START THEIR DAY BUT FOUND HER MOTHER DEAD IN HER BED.  SHE AND HER SISTER RAN TO A NEIGHBORS HOUSE TO CALL POLICE.  DETECTIVES WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT SOMEONE CAME TO TAMEKAS HOME ABOUT THREE THAT MORNING AND KNOCKED ON THE DOOR.  HER 11 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WOKE UP WHEN SHE HEARD THE KNOCK AND TOLD HER MOTHER THAT SOMEONE WAS AT THE DOOR.  THE CHILD WENT BACK TO BED AND SLEPT UNTIL HER MOTHER WAS FOUND DEAD BY HER SISTER LATER THAT MORNING.

 

DETECTIVES ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLICS HELP IN FINDING OUT WHO KILLED TAMEKA VINES IN THE 1300 BLOCK OF MAGNOLIA ROAD OF THE MDHA VINE HILL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH NASHVILLE.  THEY HOPE THAT SOMEONE WILL REMEMBER SEEING A PERSON AT THE DOOR OF THE HOME OR A CAR THAT MAY HAVE BEEN PARKED OUT FRONT.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WHO KILLED TAMEKAS VINES IN THE VINE HILL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH NASHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH.

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1/7/2007 - Nakia Baker Murder on Nolensville Rd

NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME (742-7463) THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF NAKIA BAKER ON NOLENSVILLE ROAD IN SOUTH NASHVILLE.

 

ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2007 AT ABOUT FIVE THIRTY IN THE MORNING,THE BODY OF THIRTY ONE YEAR OLD NAKIA BAKER WAS FOUND LYING ON THE GROUND, NEXT TO HIS CAR, IN THE PARKING LOT OF CLUB ADVENTURA & BILLARDS AT 3312-B-NOLENSVILLE ROAD.  THIS CLUB IS AN AFTER HOURS CLUB THAT IS FREQUENTED BY MEN WHO DRESS IN WOMENS CLOTHING.  AT THE TIME MR. BAKER WAS FOUND HE WAS DRESSED AS A WOMAN. POLICE DO NOT KNOW IF THAT IS THE REASON WHY HE WAS KILLED OR IF IT CONTRIBUTED TO HIS DEATH. WITNESSES TOLD OFFICERS THAT MR. BAKER HAD BEEN SOCIALIZING INSIDE THE CLUB UNTIL HE LEFT TO WALK TO HIS CAR.

 

MR. BAKERS CAR WAS A BLUE OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE THAT HAD BODY DAMAGE TO THE FRONT OF THE CAR. IT HAD A BLACK LIGHT HOOKED UP TO ILLUMINATE THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. DETECTIVES WOULD LIKE ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SEEN NAKIA BAKER TALKING TO SOMEONE BY HIS CAR TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS AND SHARE WHAT THEY SAW.

 

MR. BAKER WAS A RESIDENT OF MURFREESBORO TENNESSEE BUT CAME TO NASHVILLE FREQUENTLY TO SOCIALIZE AND VISIT WITH HIS FRIENDS.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT HELP METRO POLICE SOLVE THE MURDER OF NAKIS BAKER IN THE PARKING LOT OF CLUB ADVENTURA & BILLARDS ON NOLENSVILLE ROAD IN SOUTH NASHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE ARREST RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.

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2/18/2006 - Byron Glenn Murder on Garrison Drive

NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH, FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME  (742-7463) THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF BYRON GLENN IN NORTH NASHVILLE.

 

ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2006 AT SHORTLY BEFORE NOON, BYRON GLENN WAS APPARENTLY PREPARING TO SHOWER WHEN HE HEARD A KNOCK AT HIS DOOR. BYRON LIVED AT 804 GARRISON DRIVE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF REVELS DRIVE.  HE OPENED THE DOOR AND WAS CONFRONTED BY TWO MEN.  THEY HAD AN ARGUMENT AND BYRON WAS SHOT.  HE STUMBLED INTO THE FRONT YARD AND COLLAPSED AS THE MEN FLED TO A CAR THAT WAS WAITING IN FRONT OF HIS HOME.  NEIGHBORS HEARD BYRON CALLING FOR HELP AND CALLED AN AMBULANCE.  WHEN EMERGENCY WORKERS ARRIVED THEY PRONOUNCED BYRON DEAD AT THE SCENE.

 

THE SUSPECTS WERE DESCRIBED AS TWO MALE BLACKS.  THEY APPEARED TO BE BETWEEN EIGHTEEN AND TWENTY FIVE YEARS OLD. ONE LOOKED TO BE ABOUT SIX FEET TALL AND THE OTHER ONE WAS SLIGHTLY SHORTER. A THIRD MALE BLACK WAS WAITING INSIDE THE CAR WHICH WAS DESCRIBED AS A LATE MODEL, SILVER, FORD TAURUS.

 

NORTH PRECINCT DETECTIVES ARE HOPING THAT SOMEONE WILL CALL CRIME STOPPERS AND SHARE WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT BYRONS MURDER.

 

METRO POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE INFORMATION AS TO WHO KILLED BYRON, TO CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN AN ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH.

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3/19/2005 - Robert Williamson Murder on Montgomery Street

 

NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH, FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME (742-7463)

THAT HELP SOLVE THE MURDER OF ROBERT WILLIAMSON OF EAST NASHVILLE.

 

ON SATURDAY, MARCH 19,2005 AT ABOUT 4:30 IN THE MORNING, ROBERT WILLIAMSON LEFT HIS HOME ON MONTGOMERY STREET TO GO TO WORK.  HE YELLED AT SOME PEOPLE THAT HANG AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO KEEP IT QUIET BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE STILL SLEEPING.  ROBERT GOT INTO HIS CAR AND LEFT FOR HIS JOB.  HE WAS DRIVING SOUTH ON ELLINGTON PARKWAY BETWEEN DOUGLAS AVE. AND SPRING STREET WHEN A VEHICLE PULLED UP NEXT TO HIM.  THE PASSENGER WINDOW LOWERED AND A SHOT WAS FIRED INTO MR. WILLIAMSON.  ROBERT LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR AND RAN OFF THE ROADWAY BEFORE COMING TO REST AGAINST A GUARDRAIL.  THE CAR CAUGHT FIRE AND ROBERT WAS UNABLE TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES AND SMOKE.  OFFICERS AND EMERGENCY CREWS PULLED ROBERT FROM THE BURNING CAR, BUT NOT BEFORE HE SUFFERED BURNS OVER 50% OF HIS BODY.  HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER.

 

THE VEHICLE THAT THE SHOT CAME FROM WAS DESCRIBED AS A BLUE VEHCILE AND WAS POSSIBLY AN SUV.

 

METRO DETECTIVES WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ANYONE THAT HAS INFORMATION THAT WOULD IDENTIFY THE PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING AND BURNING DEATH OF ROBERT WILLIAMSON.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH MAY HELP METRO POLICE SOLVE THE MURDER OF ROBERT WILLIAMSON OF MONTOGOMERY STREET IN EAST NASHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME.  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.

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6/8/1987 - Carolyn Phillips Murder on Gallatin Av

NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS IS OFFERING A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH, FOR CLUES CALLED IN TO 74-CRIME (742-7463) THAT HELP SOLVE THE 1987 COLD CASE MURDER OF CAROLYN PHILLIPS IN THE PARKING LOT OF KROGER ON GALLATIN AVE. NEAR EASTLAND AVE. IN EAST NASHVILLE.

 

ON MONDAY, JUNE 8TH, 1987, AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 IN THE EVENING, CAROLYN PHILLIPS EXITED THE KROGER STORE AT 711 GALLATIN AVE AND WALKED TO HER RED FORD TEMPO WHICH WAS PARKED ON THE EASTLAND SIDE OF THE BUILDING.  SHE GOT INTO HER CAR; PUT HER GROCERIES ON THE FLOOR AND HER PURSE ON THE SEAT.  A MAN THAT HAD BEEN LOITERING IN THE LOT APPROACHED HER AND DEMANDED HER MONEY.  SHE SCREAMED AND BEGAN BLOWING HER HORN.  THE MAN SHOT CAROLYN AND TOOK OFF RUNNING EAST ON EASTLAND AVENUE AND THEN SOUTH ON NORTH 12TH STREET WHERE HE WAS LAST SEEN RUNNING.  CAROLYN PHILLIPS WAS RUSHED TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON ARRIVAL.

 

AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER IN 1987, THE GUNMAN WAS DESCRIBED AS A DARK COMPLECTED MALE BLACK, AVERAGE HEIGHT, MEDIUM BUILD AND AROUND 30 YEARS OLD.  HE HAD A SLIGHT BEARD, A JERI CURL AND A MUSTACHE.  HE WAS WEARING JEANS AND NO SHIRT.   WITNESSES SAID HE HAD SOMETHING IN HIS HAND THAT LOOKED LIKE A ROLLED UP SHIRT.

 

DETECTIVES FEEL CONFIDENT THAT SOMEONE KNOWS WHO COMMITTED THIS MURDER SO LONG AGO AND ARE HOPING THAT PERSON WILL CALL IN TO SHARE WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT IT.

 

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH MIGHT HELP METRO POLICE SOLVE THE 1987 MURDER OF CAROLYN PHILLIPS IN THE PARKING LOT OF KROGER AT GALLATIN ROAD AND EASTLAND AVE. IN EAST NAHVILLE, CALL CRIME STOPPERS AT 74-CRIME  (742-7463).  IF THE INFORMATION RESULTS IN THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION, NASHVILLE CRIME STOPPERS WILL PAY A REWARD OF UP TO $1000 CASH.

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