A Mississippi man who is already facing drug-related charges was arrested on suspicion of lying to police about his identity when they responded Friday to a South Church Street hotel in reference to suspected narcotics activity.
Twenty-one-year-old Deshun Williams, who goes by the alias “Shaun Wilson,” has been charged with criminal impersonation, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
When police arrived at Regal Inn in Murfreesboro, they made contact with Williams as part of a “knock and talk,” at which point he reportedly gave officers the wrong social security number, name and date of birth.
Further investigation revealed, however, his true identity, at which point officers learned he is awaiting trial on charges of felony possession of a Schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Williams was taken into custody and transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $3,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday, July 11, in General Sessions Court for a preliminary hearing on the most recent charges.
Woman scammed out of thousands
A 65-year-old woman reported Thursday a man who she befriended through Match.com scammed her out of more than $20,000 over a period of five weeks.
The man, who identified himself as Marc MacLeod from France, told the woman he was working in Nigeria on a job repairing a dam and needed money, which she sent to him using MoneyGram and Western Union, according to a Police Department incident report.
The woman said she also informed Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black about the incident.
An investigation has also been opened into the matter.
Man exposes himself to neighbors
A Murfreesboro woman reported Thursday a man dressed as a woman has been flashing his private parts at neighbors and sexually harassing people for several days near the 600 block of Bridge Avenue.
Witnesses told police the man has been loitering outside of the Family Learning Center when children are present, lifting up his dress and showing his penis, while he danced around and made symbolic gestures imitating sexual acts, according to a Police Department incident report.
Officers advised the woman, as well as the witnesses, to use their cell phone cameras to capture evidence of any future incidents, noting the evidence is crucial for prosecution, and investigation has since been opened about the allegations.