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CRIME BRIEFS: Mother indicted for child abuse

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A 29-year-old Murfreesboro mother has been indicted by a Rutherford County grand jury on multiple child abuse charges two months after her newborn twins tested positive for cocaine and opiates.

Laura L. Agnor was arrested Friday at her home on South Kings Highway after a grand jury returned indictments of two counts of child abuse and reckless endangerment in connection with the case.

Doctors notified officials with the Tennessee Department of Children Services after Agnor tested positive for cocaine and opiates when she gave birth Sept. 5 to the twins, who remain in critical condition.

The Police Department was also informed of the situation, at which point detectives opened a criminal investigation into the matter. Detectives presented evidence from that investigation to the November grand jury, which returned the four charges.

Agnor remains in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where she is being held on a $20,000 bond.

She is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in the case Monday, Nov. 19, in Rutherford County Circuit Court.

Business receives politically motivated threat

On Monday, an unidentified man allegedly called and threatened to harm a female employee of MBM Business Solutions in retaliation for a sign that expresses disapproval of President Barack Obama.

The woman told officers that the threat was likely made in response to a “Save America, fire Obama” sign, which has been hanging on the front door of the building, located in the 600 block of Northwest Broad Street, for a few months.

The threat came two days after the company received a message from an unknown caller who pretended to be Obama warning that his administration would control the “white majority,” according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

Additional information as to whether police believe the incidents are related has not yet been released to the public.

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

Computers stolen from medical clinic

Employees discovered Monday that multiple laptop computers and various medical supplies had been stolen from Centennial Pediatrics while the business was closed for the weekend.

The incident occurred some time between Friday evening and late Sunday in the 1100 block of Kennedy Drive, located off Medical Center Parkway, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

In addition to the computers, the unknown number of suspects allegedly stole a printer, six boxes of needles, two boxes of syringes, employee nametags, and a portable television. In total, more than $1,400 worth of property was taken during the burglary.

Although the report did not include details about whether any of the computers were used to store information pertaining to juvenile patients, a Murfreesboro detective who specializes in child abuse cases was notified about the incident as a precaution.

Man shot outside Campus Crossings party

A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg before dawn Saturday following a fight inside a residence at Campus Crossings Apartments next to Middle Tennessee State University.

Travis Hayslett, who does not live at Campus Crossings, was shot in the leg just before 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Rutherford Boulevard, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

The shooting occurred within minutes after a fight broke out when three unidentified suspects unsuccessfully tried to barge their way into a party.

The incident comes only two months after shots were fired following a similar situation at Campus Crossings, a privately owned company that offers housing for college students.

In September, no one was injured when three unknown men shot at a residence after being denied entry to a party as well.

The suspects are described as three black males who appeared to be in their early 20s.

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