An armed Murfreesboro man was arrested after allegedly pursuing two juveniles whom he said had thrown eggs at his family’s house, according to court documents and a police spokeswoman.
The Murfreesboro Police Department arrested Coleson Foster of Bowers Lane on Aug. 23 on two counts of aggravated assault-use or display of deadly weapon, according to an arrest warrant filed with the Rutherford County General Sessions Court.
Foster allegedly pulled a weapon while pursuing the juveniles, MPD spokeswoman Amy Norville said.
A witness told Foster that two juveniles had thrown an egg at the home’s garage door, Norville said. Foster saw the juveniles behind a bush and when he approached, they ran, Norville said. While running, one juvenile reached toward a backpack, she said. The juveniles said they saw Foster display a handgun and they stopped running, she said.
MPD Officer Delrickus Rhoden stated in an affidavit of complaint that while he was traveling to the Bowers Lane address on a vandalism call, he received information the suspects were on Parsons Court. He said he found Foster and two juvenile males. Foster told the officer he saw the boys throwing eggs the house, and a witness confirmed the story, the affidavit said.
The boys told police that Foster allegedly ran after them and displayed a handgun and demanded they stop, the affidavit said. Police conducted a consensual search of Foster and found a 9 mm handgun holstered on his waist.
The garage door had a small dent, but the cause was not proven, Norville said. No eggs were found on the juveniles or in their backpacks.
Foster posted $12,000 bond on Aug. 24, according to Sgt. Dan Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. He has a scheduled court date on Oct. 29.