A man was quickly apprehended Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill residents and randomly fired an air soft pistol outside the Brownstone Apartments complex following a verbal altercation at a nearby gas station.
No one was seriously injured during the incident, which occurred just after 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of New Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro.
Christopher L. Cunningham, 19, is facing three counts of aggravated assault in connection with the incident, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
He is accused of chasing a man and two women into the apartment complex and threatening to shoot them, as well as three neighbors who were sitting outside as the altercation unfolded, according to a Police Department incident report.
Although Cunningham fled on foot before police arrived at the scene, officers quickly spotted him walking near the intersection of East Clark Boulevard and took him into custody.
Officers were also able to recover the pistol, which had been tossed behind a business on East Clark Boulevard.
Cunningham was then transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he is being held on a $15,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing in the case has since been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
Warrant issued for sex offender
Police have issued a warrant for a registered sex offender who has allegedly failed to report his whereabouts after being released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on bond.
Thirty-year-old Marcus Sanders, of Poplar Avenue, was released from jail Sept. 20 after being arrested one day earlier on a cocaine charge.
Since that time, he has not updated his status with local authorities, which is in violation of the Tennessee sex offender registry law, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
Under current state law, Sanders should have informed the Police Department within 48 hours of being released that he was no longer in custody at the Rutherford County jail, as well as any other pertinent information regarding his living arrangements.
Anyone with information about this case should contact Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.