|Deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office cited two men in unrelated cases for allegedly burning items in violation of the recent ban put in place over the weekend.
Chief Larry Farley of the Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Department issued a temporary ban Friday on all open air and outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Rutherford County.
Bobby J. Mullins, 36, was cited for using a cinder block to grill, which subsequently caught a field on fire, and James Hodge, 46, was ticketed for allegedly burning trash after dark.
Both men are scheduled to appear later this summer in General Sessions Court regarding the citations.
Man’s truck vandalized
A 40-year-old man reported Sunday an unidentified suspect smashed the driver side window of his truck, which was parked in the 1200 block of Azure Way in Murfreesboro, apparently for no reason.
The man told officers nothing appeared to be missing from the gray Nissan truck after the vandalism, which resulted in more than $300 in damage to the vehicle, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
As of Tuesday, no one had been charged in connection with the incident, and the matter remains under investigation.
Illinois fugitive apprehended
A routine traffic stop on South Church Street regarding a cracked windshield on a vehicle resulted in the apprehension Friday of a convicted felon who was wanted out of Illinois for a parole violation.
Alan M. Heisler, 31, of Loves Park, who was also wanted in Rutherford County on unrelated charges, was taken into custody just before 6 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Church Street in front of the Regal Inn in Murfreesboro.
Prior to residing in Rutherford County, Heisler allegedly violated his parole on an original charge of felony weapon possession, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
He has since been charged with failing to appear for a Rutherford County court date, jumping bail, violation of parole in connection with the Illinois felony conviction, and being a fugitive of justice.
Heisler was transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he is being held without bond. A preliminary hearing in General Sessions Court on the local charges has not yet been scheduled.
Business owner arrested on drug charges
The owner of a local barbershop and an employee are facing multiple drug-related charges following a long-term investigation by undercover Murfreesboro detectives who learned marijuana was being sold out of the business.
Willie David, 44, who owns Nu Era Barber and Beauty Shop, has been charged with felony possession with the intent to sale a Schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.
Jasterrious Miles, 33, who is a barber with the business, has also been charged with felony possession with intent to sale a Schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Police Department arrest report.
According to both reports, detectives with the Vice and Gang Unit found marijuana and digital scales inside the barbershop, located in the 800 block of Park Avenue, when they conducted a search warrant at the premises.
David and Miles were then taken into custody and transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where they were each held on a $4,000 bond. Both men are scheduled to appear Monday, Aug. 6, in General Sessions Court for a preliminary hearing on the charges.