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CRIME BRIEFS: Family robbed in home invasion | Crime Briefs, Crime, Home Invasion, Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Anthony Vaughn, MTSU, The Pointe at Raiders Campus, Murfreesboro

Three unidentified suspects robbed a family at gunpoint Nov. 2, 2012, during a home invasion in the 1700 block of North Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Illustration courtesy of Google Maps)
Three unidentified suspects robbed a family at gunpoint before dawn Friday during a home invasion in the 1700 block of North Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

No one was seriously injured in the incident, which occurred at about 1:30 a.m. in the Cedar Park Manufactured Home Community.

The suspects barged into the residence, pointed a semi-automatic weapon at a father, his son and another man, and demanded all of their money. In total, the suspects stole more than $300 in cash, as well as some prescription medications, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

A woman who was hiding inside a bedroom was able to call 9-1-1 as the suspects were fleeing the scene on foot.

Police searched the area and a K-9 Unit was also called to the scene, but the suspects were not immediately apprehended.

The suspects are described as two black males and one white male. Additional information regarding their appearance was not included in the report.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.

Jewelry stolen from apartment

A Murfreesboro woman reported that more than $500 worth of gold jewelry had been allegedly stolen Wednesday from her residence at Westbury Farms Apartments, located 2600 block of New Salem Highway.

The woman told police that she arrived home just before 6:30 p.m. and noticed a dresser drawer had been moved, at which point she realized there were several items of jewelry missing, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

Based on the evidence at the scene, police are investigating whether an employee could have possibly been involved in the burglary and theft.

As of Friday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection with the incident, and the matter remains under investigation.

Suspect in college student assault arrested

Police have arrested the suspect who allegedly assaulted a Middle Tennessee State University student during a party in October at The Pointe at Raiders Campus apartment complex in Murfreesboro.

Eighteen-year-old Anthony T. Vaughn, of Hendersonville, was arrested Monday and has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the Oct. 19 incident, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.

He is accused of striking the man in the face and head multiple times with a broken beer bottle after becoming angry during a game of beer pong, according to a Police Department incident report.

Although several people quickly intervened, the man suffered a broken nose, bruised ribs and minor lacerations to his scalp during the assault, which occurred just after 9:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Tennessee Boulevard.

Vaughn has since been released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on a $4,500 bond.

He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in the case Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
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