Police discovered Thursday a man who was illegally residing in a vacant Murfreesboro home had a zip drive containing information about manufacturing methamphetamine and making homemade explosive devices.
When officers responded to the 2700 block of Oxford Hall, they found Josh Anderson had been living at the home without the permission of the property owner.
During a sweep for other squatters at the residence, officers found the zip drive, which contained PDF files of an anarchy cookbook, homemade explosives, white supremacist files, as well as others about firearms and the military, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
Because police did not find any explosive devices or equipment for methamphetamine manufacturing, Anderson was only cited for trespassing and ordered to vacate the property. However, the Police Department did notify the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about the situation.
Vehicle reported vandalized
A Murfreesboro woman reported Thursday an unknown number of suspects vandalized her vehicle while it was parked outside of her boyfriend’s residence at University Gables Apartments, located in the 2800 block of South Rutherford Boulevard.
Upon arrival, officers found the 22-year-old woman’s Pontiac Grand Prix covered in eggs, caramel and flour, causing less than $500 worth of damage to the car, according to a Police Department incident report.
Police did not find any witnesses who saw the incident occur, and the matter remains under investigation.
Woman attacked at apartment
An unidentified suspect armed with a box cutter assaulted a Murfreesboro woman Wednesday in the doorway of her residence at Campus Villa Apartments in the 900 block of Greenland Drive.
The 34-year-old woman reported that as she opened the door to her apartment, a man pushed her from behind, began to assault her with the box cutter, before attempting to strangle her with his hands, according to a Police Department incident report.
The man also attempted to rape the woman, however, she was able to break free and grab a knife in self-defense, prompting the man to run out of the apartment.
The suspect is described as a black male who appeared to be in his late teens or early-20s, stood about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighed between 140 and 150 pounds. At the time of the incident, he had shoulder length dreads and was wearing a dark hat, red high top sneakers, a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.
Police catch bank robbery suspect
Authorities quickly apprehended a 31-year-old Murfreesboro man Wednesday who allegedly robbed the Pinnacle Bank on Northwest Broad Street.
Officials have charged Jonathan D. McAteer, of Brentmeade Drive, with aggravated robbery in connection with the incident, according to a Police Department arrest report.
During an interview at the police station, McAteer reportedly told authorities he robbed the bank because on-going financial problems due to the fact he is unemployed.
McAteer is being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing May 29 in General Sessions Court.
Man arrested on drug charges
A 26-year-old man is facing multiple charges after police discovered a trash bag full of marijuana and guns Monday when they searched his vehicle during a traffic stop on East Northfield Boulevard.
Murfreesboro resident Davoris Banks, of Corlew Court, has been charged with felony possession of a Schedule I drug, possession of a Schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, according to a Police Department arrest report.
Along with the marijuana, police discovered multiple ecstasy pills in the driver’s side door panel and a set of digital scales. Detectives also seized $490, an Xbox 360, television and PlayStation 3, as well as other items.
Banks was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $9,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear May 21 in General Sessions Court.