A 21-year-old woman discovered Monday her vehicle was damaged by a bullet two days earlier while visiting friends at Toddington Heights Apartments – the same night police responded to reports of shots fired.
When police arrived at the woman’s Eagle Street home, they observed her Ford Explorer had a bullet hole on the front left panel.
Further inspection revealed the bullet had entered near the wheel, ricocheted on two internal components, before fragmenting upon impact, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.
In total, the vehicle sustained more than $2,500 worth of damage.
A detective with the Criminal Investigations Division was also called to the scene to collect evidence and take over the investigation.
Stolen firearm recovered
A 53-year-old man has been charged with theft after police recovered a stolen handgun Sunday when they responded to reports of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Fairfax Avenue in Murfreesboro.
When officers arrived at the home of James E. Dillon, they observed a Taurus 0.357 magnum in plain view on a recliner.
Upon further investigation, officers learned the gun was one of 17 stolen out of a federal reserve in Arkansas, where Dillon lived prior to moving to Tennessee, according to Police Department arrest and incident reports.
The stolen guns had been entered into the National Crime Information Center by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, although further details were not included in the reports.
Dillon was held on a $6,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly. He is scheduled to appear Thursday, June 28, in General Sessions Court.
Police investigating assault of couple
A couple covered in blood rang the doorbell of a woman’s Spaulding Court home Sunday claiming someone was trying to kill them.
The woman told police when she answered the door just before 1:30 a.m., she saw a married couple who were visibly injured and had been attacked in some manner. She also told officers she saw two knives laying on the ground, according to a Police Department incident report.
A detective with the Criminal Investigations Divisions was called to the scene to collect evidence and statements.
As of Wednesday, no one had been arrested or charged in connection with the assault, and the matter remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident should call CrimeStoppers at 615-893-7867.
Mother accused of violating truancy laws
A 26-year-old woman was arrested April 26 at her West Northfield Boulevard home on suspicion of allowing her child to miss too many days of class after administrators with Murfreesboro City Schools reported the issue to local law enforcement officials.
Deandra T. Layfield, who is originally from Flint, Mich., has been charged with failing to cause a child to attend school in violation of state attendance and truancy laws, according to a Police Department arrest report.
Layfield appeared Friday for a preliminary hearing in Juvenile Court. However, further information about the matter has not yet been released to the public.