An 18-year-old man who is already facing one count of indecent exposure was again arrested on suspicion of doing the same thing Monday while inside the Stones River Mall in Murfreesboro.
Dalton P. Carter
Dalton P. Carter, of Couples Court, has been charged with indecent exposure after a 41-year-old woman reported seeing him masturbating near Bink’s Outfitters, located at the mall in the 1700 block of Old Fort Parkway, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
When officers found him at the scene just after 6 p.m., Carter allegedly admitted to playing with his genitals in public.
Officers then obtained a warrant and took Carter into custody at Barfield Crescent Park a few hours later, at which point he was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was held on a $4,500 bond.
The arrest comes less than two months after Carter was arrested on suspicion of fondling himself as he followed a woman into the electronics department inside Wal-Mart in the 2000 block of Old Fort Parkway.
Carter is scheduled to appear on the first indecent exposure charge Monday, Aug. 6, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court. A court date for the most recent charge has not yet been scheduled.
Fight leads to shots fired
An altercation between five women culminated with shots being fired before dawn Sunday outside of the Rutherford Woodlands apartment complex in Murfreesboro.
The incident occurred just after 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of North Rutherford Boulevard when Kilandria T. Johnson, 29, and Phylicia L. Malone, 24, followed three other women home from a club in Smyrna, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
The women reported Johnson and Malone confronted them as they were walking toward a residence at the apartment complex, which sparked a brief physical altercation that resulted in the pair leaving the area for a short period of time.
However, when the three women went back outside later, Johnson and Malone allegedly ambushed them again – this time armed with guns.
Johnson and Malone are both accused of firing multiple shots at the women, none of whom were seriously injured in the attack.
When officers arrived at the scene a few minutes later, they saw Johnson holding a handgun and quickly took both women into custody before transporting them to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
While in booking, deputies found a live .380 caliber round in Malone’s clothing as well.
Johnson and Malone have each been charged with three counts of aggravated assault in connection with the incident, and they are being held on $15,000 bonds, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office intake report.
A preliminary hearing for Johnson and Malone is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
Woman reportedly raped inside apartment
A 37-year-old woman reported Saturday that she had been raped a few days earlier by an unidentified male suspect while inside her residence at Spring Valley Apartments in Murfreesboro.
The incident allegedly occurred July 25 some time between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. in the 1400 block of Manor Drive, located off Bradyville Pike, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
Police believe alcohol could have been a factor in the incident.
Further information about the description and possible identity of the suspect was not included in the report, and an investigation into the matter continues.
Gas station clerk robbed at gunpoint
An employee of the Marathon Gas Station was allegedly robbed at gunpoint Friday night by an unidentified suspect who managed to escape the area on foot without being apprehended.
The incident occurred just before 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro.
The clerk told detectives the suspect pointed a silver pistol at him and demanded money, moments before he jumped over the counter and began pushing buttons until the register opened. The suspect was last seen running down Saint Clair Street toward Maple Street.
Although police set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9 unit within moments after the incident occurred, the suspect was not located. Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have since taken over the case.
The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing sunglasses and black clothing. Police believe he may have fled on foot with another unidentified male suspect who was waiting outside the store while the robbery took place.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.