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Jail administrator facing multiple charges

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The director of operations for a Davidson County jail is facing multiple charges in Rutherford County after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.

Kevin J. Cox, 45, who works for the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, has been charged with a DUI first offense, violation of the implied consent law, and possession of a weapon while intoxicated, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report filed by Officer John Watson.

Watson responded to the 1800 block of South Church Street just before 4 a.m. in regard to an individual being passed out behind the wheel of a white, four-door Mercedes.

“Cox was slumped over with the vehicle in drive and his foot on the brake,” Watson reported. “I eventually (was) able to wake Cox up, at which point he woke up, let his foot off the brake, then rolled into the middle of the intersection of West Rutherford Boulevard.”

After informing Watson that he believed he was in Nashville, Cox was asked to perform field sobriety tests. When Cox was unable to complete the tests as demonstrated, he was placed into custody.

During a routine search, Watson found a Glock 23 .40-caliber handgun and .38-caliber Airweight, both of which were fully loaded with one in the chamber.

Cox was then transported to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was charged accordingly and held on a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear April 25 in General Sessions Court.
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Crime, Davidson County, DUI, Kevin Cox, MPD, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Tennessee
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