Detectives are looking for a suspect who fled Friday night from University Pointe Apartments after being confronted when he attempted to burglarize a man’s residence.
The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. in the 1200 block of Sloan Street in Murfreesboro.
The 23-year-old man told officers he heard a loud bang just as the front door flew open and saw an unidentified suspect standing in the doorway. However, the suspect quickly fled when the man yelled at him, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
During the initial investigation, police discovered two unoccupied apartments nearby had already been burglarized, both of which also had damage to the front doors consistent with being kicked in. Detectives were then notified to the scene to take over the investigation.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall black male who weighs an estimated 200 pounds.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.
Car vandalized outside home décor store
An unidentified suspect vandalized a Murfreesboro woman’s vehicle while she was shopping Friday afternoon at Hobby Lobby, located in the 1700 block of Old Fort Parkway.
When the woman returned to her 2004 silver Chevrolet Impala just after 1 p.m., she discovered the letter “X” keyed four times into the driver’s side of the vehicle, resulting in more than $500 worth of damage, according to a Police Department incident report.
The woman told police she had no idea who would have vandalized her vehicle, and an investigation into the matter continues.
Man arrested on child pornography charges
A 57-year-old man accused of buying child pornography was arrested May 17 at his Nashville home, following a joint investigation by Murfreesboro detectives and officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Former Murfreesboro resident David D. Tate has been charged with the sexual exploitation of a minor of more than 100 children, and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a Police Department arrest report.
Earlier this spring, law enforcement officials conducted a search at his Rucker Lane home in Murfreesboro, at which point they found numerous pornographic material featuring underage subjects.
The evidence was presented to a March grand jury, and Tate, who moved to Nashville prior to his arrest, was indicted on the charges.
Tate was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $50,000 bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Monday, July 16, in Rutherford County Circuit Court.