|Two men are facing alcohol-related charges after they allegedly got into a fistfight Thursday outside of Liquid Smoke in downtown Murfreesboro.
When officers responded to the area of North Church and West College streets just after 2 a.m., they made contact with the suspects, Scott R. Maclachlan, 40, and Francisco Espinosa, 40, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
During on-site interviews, Maclachlan and Espinosa reportedly admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the fight, and officers described the pair as being extremely intoxicated.
After police determined Maclachlan and Espinosa were a danger to the public due to their level of intoxication, both were taken into custody.
Maclachlan and Espinosa were then transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where they were charged with public intoxication and held on $250 bonds. Neither man is facing any charges in connection with the fight.
Both are scheduled to appear Thursday, Oct. 25, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
Man fires shots on ex-girlfriend’s home
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of firing multiple shots Thursday night into his ex-girlfriend’s residence near the intersection of Hale Avenue and Bell Street in Murfreesboro.
The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Hale Avenue, located near the Bell Street parking lot owned by Middle Tennessee State University.
Although four people were inside the residence sleeping when Lamon L. McGowan allegedly shot more than four rounds at the home, no one was seriously injured, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
Officers apprehended McGowan soon after responding to reports of shots fired when they spotted him walking toward Middle Tennessee Boulevard during a search of the area.
McGowan has since been charged with one count of reckless endangerment, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office intake report.
He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Monday, Oct. 8, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
Truck stolen from dealership
Employees of a local car dealership discovered Tuesday morning that an unknown number of suspects stole a truck from the display lot on Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro.
The truck was stolen Monday some time after 4 p.m. at Global Automotive, a pre-owned car dealership located in the 5000 block of Northwest Broad Street, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
Detectives have not released any information as to whether the incident was recorded on security surveillance, and the owner of Global Automotive told officers he did not believe any employees were involved in the theft.
Registration and title information on the 2005 black Chevrolet Silverado has since been entered as stolen into the National Crime Information Center, a national database of criminal justice information.
As of Friday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection with the theft, and the matter remains under investigation.