Crime Briefs for 3/17/14

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Man arrested for firing gun at apartment complex

A shooting that was reported at a small apartment complex on 2915 Old Fort Parkway near Gresham Lane on Wednesday night landed one in jail. Police responded to the apartment after dispatch received a call that shots were fired and a female was screaming in the breezeway of the apartment.
No one was actually shot, nor did they make contact with a screaming female, according to the police report. Chase Randall, age 24, told Murfreesboro Police that Brandon Fraser shot at him during a disagreement over money. After firing the gun in the vicinity of Randall and missing, Fraser reportedly fled the scene in a car.
Murfreesboro Police officers later made contact with the suspect and he was charged him with aggravated assault. Fraser, 23, was booked under a $21,000 bond and later released on Thursday morning. His court date will be held in the near future.

Man ordered to pay back Jim’s Coin Service

A man who pled guilty to theft of property in Rutherford County and was ordered to pay back $60,000 as restitution has asked the courts to lower the amount of money he was ordered to pay each month. Zachery Ross Hendrixson will have to pay $833.33 per month until he hits the $60,000 mark once he is released from prison.
According to court documents released on Thursday, the Court of Criminal Appeals agreed with the original trial courts on the monthly amount to be paid. Hendrixson, who allegedly stole coins from Jim’s Coin Service in Murfreesboro, will have to pay the $833.33 per month or else face going back to prison. Court records show that Hendrixson allegedly had a drug and gambling problem around the same time of the theft. The payments will last for a period of 72 months.
Hendrixson was arrested in DeKalb County in 2010 for reportedly taking someone’s Mastercraft X45 ski boat out to entertain his friends without the owner’s permission, according to radio station WJLE. The boat was valued at $100,000.
According to DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray, he told friends the boat belonged to his family. Ray stated, “He even published pictures of the outings on his Facebook account."

Man arrested with 20 bags of marijuana

A Murfreesboro man was arrested shortly after he told police he had only a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
On Tuesday, Officer Phillips was patrolling the Academy Street area when he came in contact with 23-year old John Woodard. Officer Phillips wrote in an arrest report, “When asked if Mr. Woodard had any illegal items upon his person he immediately admitted to possessing a small amount of marijuana upon his person.” Police searched Woodard and found 20-individual bags of marijuana, according to the report that was filed on Tuesday. A scale and rolling papers were also located.
Woodard now faces a felony charge of a schedule 6 drug and possession of drug paraphernalia charge. He will appear in court this June.

Traffic accident results in arrest

A 21-year old line worker from a local factory was a arrested last week after a traffic accident.
Murfreesboro Police responded to Cason Lane where they met with passenger Collin Russell, who appeared to be very unsteady on his feet, according to an arrest report. Russell told officers his prescription medications were causing him to be unsteady on his feet.
Police questioned Russell further and asked to see his prescription medication bottles. The report shows that Russell voluntarily handed police the bottles. Russell had a single prescription for Oxymorphone, but had pill bottles allegedly containing Xanax, Roxicodone, Subutex and Oxymorphone. One of the pill bottles turned out to be his father’s, who was in the vehicle as well, but police noted that the son had the bottle in his coat pocket.
Russell was taken to jail and charged with public intoxication, simple possession of a schedule III drug, manufacturing/delivering or sale of a schedule IV drug and a schedule II drug.

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