Suspect arrested after home invasion
LISA MARCHESONI, Senior Writer
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:02 pm
One of three suspects who invaded a home early Tuesday was charged with aggravated burglary, according to officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Suspect Emmanuel W. Sampson, 18, was charged with aggravated burglary of Patricia Alexander's apartment about 1:40 a.m. on Hanover Street, Officer James Smith reported.
Alexander reported she opened her door to find a man armed with a shotgun. He forced his way into her apartment and began searching for a man named Jeff Odom. Another man stood in the doorway. When she told them no one named Jeff lived there, they left. She called police.
Officer Brian Anderson saw a vehicle leaving the complex and followed it to Raleigh Court where three people bailed out. Police apprehended Sampson. He was identified as one of the suspects. The other two suspects remain at-large.
Detective James Abbott interviewed Sampson before he was charged.
In another case, Officer Sam Smith reported he found a handgun after a fight early Monday at Haynes Manor Apartments on West Northfield Boulevard.
Victim Marilua Humphries of Smyrna reported several suspects approached her and some friends with the intent to fight, Smith reported. One woman carried a handgun in the pocket of a hooded sweater. Another victim saw the woman toss the gun away.
Smith found the handgun on the walkway and determined it was a fake gun.
The woman and her friends came to the police department afterwards to report they had been in a fight. She denied having a gun. She reported another woman struck her across the forehead with a gun. She suffered a large bump on her forehead.
In another case, Officer Chris Gann responded about 2:56 a.m. Sunday to a call of about 12 gunshots fired on Hancock Street near East Castle Street.
He found four 40-caliber shell casings but no property damage was found.