Mar 25

WCSO Seeking Suspect in Armed Bank Robbery in Gladeville

WCSO Seeking Suspect in Armed Bank Robbery in Gladeville

WCSO are asking for the public’s help finding a suspect driving a white, older model vehicle, possibly an Expedition or Explorer, with broken back window containing following an armed robbery this afternoon at Wilson Bank and Trust, Gladeville Branch, on Stewarts Ferry Pike.

Police are currently holding the perimeter because of a device left on the counter inside the bank. All bank patrons and employees have been safely evacuated from the premises. The bomb squad was called to the scene.

The suspect was described as a black male with light skin tone. He was wearing a fake wig and mustache with a UT hat and a large camouflage coat.

The white vehicle, possibly an Explorer, was last seen headed down Couchville Pike toward Weakly Lane. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle or possible suspects is urged to contact WCSO at 615-444-1412 or call 911.

 

Mar 22

WCSO, Mt. Juliet PD Explorers Graduation Scheduled March 26, Now Recruiting for New Class

 

WCSO, Mt. Juliet PD Explorers Graduation Scheduled March 26, Now Recruiting for New Class

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Mt. Juliet Police Department has scheduled a special three-day academy for WCSO Post #328 and MJPD Post #465, culminating with a graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Boxwell Reservation.

Anyone interested in attending the Explorers Graduation Ceremony is encouraged to be at the Boxwell Reservation located at 1260 Creighton Lane in Lebanon by noon. There will also be numerous other events from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. including an obstacle course competition and other activities.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #328 graduates include ten people who have been learning under the guidance of Post Advisor Christopher Keyes and associate advisers, Corporal Emy Bates and Deputy Joseph Bowen along with Post Coordinator Lt. James Lanier. Mt. Juliet Post Police Department Post #465 will have five graduates who have been under the command of Cpl. James Christensen and Officer Jennings Taylor.

WCSO is currently recruiting for young people interested in applying to join the new Post #328 Explorers Academy, which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Sheriff’s Office Training Room. Applications may be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office located at 105 East High Street in Lebanon. Anyone interested in participating can come to the class but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The registration is $25. A complete list of classes and dates is available upon request.

So far, an estimated 10 students from Wilson County Schools have signed up for the program. It includes more than 60 hours of training in criminal law, officer safety and survival, arrest and search procedures, emergency management, crime prevention, CPR, report writing, crime scene investigation, riding with sworn officers and a host of other skills.

“We welcome all young people in our area who are interested in a career in law enforcement or just exploring opportunities to get started on a path to a professional occupation,” Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “It is geared to help young men and women with opportunities in citizenship service, fitness and social responsibility.”

The Explorers is a division of Boys Scouts of America and is open to Wilson County students who have completed the eighth grade as long as they meet the requirements, have parental approval and must maintain at least a “C” average in school.

“This program is designed to teach self-discipline, respect and integrity,” said Officer Keyes. “Our advisors will help the students learn to perform just as our officers do on a daily basis with expectations that they will become role model for others whether they are in class or participating in everyday activities just as we do.”

In the long run, Explorers will have the chance to compete with other explorers, including those across the country and possibly internationally.

Mar 21

WCSO Detectives Clear “Person of Interest” Who Sought Entry into Stoner Creek Elementary

WCSO Detectives Clear “Person of Interest” who Sought Entry into Stoner Creek Elementary

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said an individual who apparently sought to go inside Stoner Creek Elementary School on last Wednesday, March 16, has been cleared of any wrong-doing. The matter is closed.

The individual shown on video surveillance trying to go into the school came into the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office today to clarify the situation regarding his presence at the school.

“The individual came to the Sheriff’s Office and was fully cooperative in establishing his identity and purpose for being on the property,” said Sheriff Robert Bryant. “The investigation into this matter is closed and the individual is not believed to be a threat.”

Detectives determined the individual who said he had gone to the school in his early school years was of no threat. He told school officials at the time he “just wanted to see how much the school had grown.”

At the time, school personnel refused the man entry and notified WCSO SRO Matt McPeak about the incident. SRO McPeak immediately performed an outside perimeter check of the school but was unable to find anyone matching that description. The Sheriff’s Department issued an advisory to the public to find the person of interest along with video footage taken from the time.

“We just wanted to know who the man was and why he was there,” Sheriff Bryan said. “Our Office and Wilson County Schools want to ensure the safety of our young people. Everyone acted with an abundance of caution because we always take any incident out of the ordinary seriously.”

 

Mar 18

WCSO Looking for Person of Interest Who Attempted Entry into Stoner Creek Elementary

WCSO Looking for Person of Interest Who Attempted Entry into Stoner Creek Elementary

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person of interest who tried to enter Stoner Creek Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon.

School personnel notified WCSO SRO Matt McPeak that a male had tried to come into the school saying he wanted to “look around.” School officials said he had no legal business at the school and denied him access. The man told school officials he had attended the school “in the 80’s,” and that had “moved to California” and was now living in Gallatin. He stated that he “wanted to see how much the place had grown,” reports noted. Stoner Creek Elementary, however, was not opened until the late 1980s. School officials said the subject appeared to be too young to have attended the school at that time.

School staff was later notified by a parent the male subject was behind the school. When school officials contacted SRO McPeak, he immediately performed an outside perimeter check of the school but was unable to find anyone fitting the description given.

Upon reviewing the school’s surveillance system, he was determined to be a white male wearing a black jacket, red shirt, black shorts and what appeared to be black boots. School personnel described the man as looking “rough,” and acting “very suspicious” when he was denied entry.

The school personnel noted the man slowly exited the building looking up in the corners of the walls and down hallways, which are visible through the glass doors.

The following day, the male subject was observed by a parent leaving the property in a four-door maroon Toyota Corolla. The parent and witnesses told school officials and Wilson County SRO they were unable to get a license plate number.

“We just want to know who the man was and why he was there,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “Our Office and the school system want to ensure our young people are safe. We do not know his motive for coming to the school, but we always take any incident out of the ordinary seriously. If you have information, please let us know.”

Anyone with information regarding the subject’s identity is asked to call WCSO at 615-444-1412.

 

Mar 18

Wilson County Grand Jury Indicts Woman for Homicide in Death of Baby Girl

Wilson County Grand Jury Indicts Woman for Homicide in Death of Baby Girl

A 19-year-old Watertown woman has been indicted for homicide in connection with her arrest following the death of her four-month-old baby girl last August.

The incident began when Wilson County Emergency Management Agency was called to a residence at 1874 Turner Road on August 18, 2015 regarding an infant girl not breathing. Preliminary investigation showed that the cause of death was unknown. Further investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office detectives discovered inconsistent accounts given by individuals on the scene on the night of the incident.

After a lengthy investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office into the death and close collaboration with the district attorney’s office, the findings of this investigation were presented to the Wilson County Grand Jury.  Based on the findings of the grand jury, the mother of the child, Kenya Demoines Jarrett, was charged and arrested on Thursday for one count of criminally negligent homicide.

“Any time there are questions surrounding the death of a child, it is difficult for everyone involved,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan. “This arrest was made after careful and thorough investigation and consultation with the District Attorney’s Office.”

Jarret was has been released on $12,500 bond pending a court hearing before Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. April 1.

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 18

WCSO, Metro Nashville Recapture Suspected Wilson Co. Felon who Fled Nashville Hospital

WCSO, Metro Nashville Recapture Suspected Wilson Co. Felon who Fled Nashville Hospital

 Early this morning, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office detectives and Metro Nashville Police Narcotics Detectives recaptured a suspected felon wanted on numerous charges in Wilson County who apparently walked out of a Nashville hospital during a shift change Monday.

WCSO arrested 36-year-old old Homero Quintanilla Navarro of 5001 Saundersville Road just before 1 a.m. today in the Antioch area of Nashville. WCSO detectives aided by Metro Narcotics detectives located Navarro while checking various locations the subject was believed to have frequented. He was taken into custody without incident at a motel in Antioch near Interstate 24. He was booked into Wilson County Correctional Department just after midnight, where he is currently being held without bond pending a hearing on his charges.

“We are greatly relieved to have this suspect back in our custody,” said WCSO Chief Deputy Mike Owens. “We appreciate the Metro Narcotics detectives who assisted us with the capture of this suspect. We also appreciate the help of the media for getting the word out and his photograph. Our Number One priority has been, as always, to keep the citizens, especially those deeply affected by this case, safe.”

Navarro was wanted in connection with a series of events including a serious car crash, home invasion and burglary in neighborhoods near his home and assaulting WCSO deputies Sunday. Upon his arrest, he was immediately taken to Vanderbilt University Hospital Emergency Room under guard of WCSO until Monday when it was determined he was to be admitted for his injuries.

WCSO Chief Owens said Wilson County officers followed protocol and faxed all the outstanding warrants for Navarro to Vanderbilt Hospital and Police, verified Vanderbilt received the information and left him under care of Vanderbilt staff as per hospital protocol.

Sometime between the time he left the emergency room and was admitted into the hospital Monday morning, Vanderbilt Police officer assigned to the hospital who had just come on duty at the hospital (who was apparently not notified of his outstanding warrants) saw an unidentified female enter the hospital and leave with Navarro. Vanderbilt authorities contacted Metro Nashville Police and began canvassing the area for the suspect. They notified WCSO approximately two hours after our deputy left failing to find Navarro.

For the past three days, WCSO, Metro Nashville and Immigration authorities have been searching for Navarro, contacting associates he has in the Nashville and Wilson County areas. He is believed to have fled the state, possibly toward the Southwestern part of the country. Law enforcement has been notified in numerous states along with U.S. Border Patrol. He has been entered nationwide NCIC for outstanding warrants. Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will extradite upon capture.

Navarro’s run-in with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office began Sunday upon receiving a call where Navarro is believed to have forced his way into a home in the area of Tyne Boulevard and Saundersville Road. During the reported incident, he forced his way into another home at Teton Dr. in Wilson Co. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, he jumped out of the window. He fought with deputies, injuring at least two during his arrest.

WCSO also determined Navarro had previously crashed a Yellow H2 Hummer he was driving into a sign at a convenience store in a sharp curve at Tyne and Saundersville Road. Witnesses said the driver was travelling at a high rate of speed and struck the sign with such force, he uprooted a sign in the store parking lot from its concrete stabilizers.

After a search of Navarro’s vehicle was conducted, it was determined that alcohol and illegal narcotics were likely a determining factor in the crash and subsequent assault on the responding deputies. Deputies also recovered a stolen weapon and a large amount of cash and narcotics.

 

 

Mar 18

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WCSO Looking for Person of Interest Who Attempted Entry into Stoner Creek Elementary

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person of interest who tried to enter Stoner Creek Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon.

School personnel notified WCSO SRO Matt McPeak that a male had tried to come into the school saying he wanted to “look around.” School officials said he had no legal business at the school and denied him access. The man told school officials he had attended the school “in the 80’s,” and that had “moved to California” and was now living in Gallatin. He stated that he “wanted to see how much the place had grown,” reports noted. Stoner Creek Elementary, however, was not opened until the late 1980s. School officials said the subject appeared to be too young to have attended the school at that time.

School staff was later notified by a parent the male subject was behind the school. When school officials contacted SRO McPeak, he immediately performed an outside perimeter check of the school but was unable to find anyone fitting the description given.

Upon reviewing the school’s surveillance system, he was determined to be a white male wearing a black jacket, red shirt, black shorts and what appeared to be black boots. School personnel described the man as looking “rough,” and acting “very suspicious” when he was denied entry.

The school personnel noted the man slowly exited the building looking up in the corners of the walls and down hallways, which are visible through the glass doors.

The following day, the male subject was observed by a parent leaving the property in a four-door maroon Toyota Corolla. The parent and witnesses told school officials and Wilson County SRO they were unable to get a license plate number.

“We just want to know who the man was and why he was there,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “Our Office and the school system want to ensure our young people are safe. We do not know his motive for coming to the school, but we always take any incident out of the ordinary seriously. If you have information, please let us know.”

Anyone with information regarding the subject’s identity is asked to call WCSO at 615-444-1412.

 

Mar 18

Wilson County Grand Jury Indicts Woman for Homicide in Death of Baby Girl

Wilson County Grand Jury Indicts Woman for Homicide in Death of Baby Girl

A 19-year-old Watertown woman has been indicted for homicide in connection with her arrest following the death of her four-month-old baby girl last August.

The incident began when Wilson County Emergency Management Agency was called to a residence at 1874 Turner Road on August 18, 2015 regarding an infant girl not breathing. Preliminary investigation showed that the cause of death was unknown. Further investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office detectives discovered inconsistent accounts given by individuals on the scene on the night of the incident.

After a lengthy investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office into the death and close collaboration with the district attorney’s office, the findings of this investigation were presented to the Wilson County Grand Jury.  Based on the findings of the grand jury, the mother of the child, Kenya Demoines Jarrett, was charged and arrested on Thursday for one count of criminally negligent homicide.

“Any time there are questions surrounding the death of a child, it is difficult for everyone involved,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan. “This arrest was made after careful and thorough investigation and consultation with the District Attorney’s Office.”

Jarret was has been released on $12,500 bond pending a court hearing before Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. April 1.

 

Mar 18

WCSO, Metro Nashville Recapture Suspected Wilson Co. Felon who Fled Nashville Hospital

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WCSO, Metro Nashville Recapture Suspected Wilson Co. Felon who Fled Nashville Hospital

 Early this morning, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office detectives and Metro Nashville Police Narcotics Detectives recaptured a suspected felon wanted on numerous charges in Wilson County who apparently walked out of a Nashville hospital during a shift change Monday.

WCSO arrested 36-year-old old Homero Quintanilla Navarro of 5001 Saundersville Road just before 1 a.m. today in the Antioch area of Nashville. WCSO detectives aided by Metro Narcotics detectives located Navarro while checking various locations the subject was believed to have frequented. He was taken into custody without incident at a motel in Antioch near Interstate 24. He was booked into Wilson County Correctional Department just after midnight, where he is currently being held without bond pending a hearing on his charges.

“We are greatly relieved to have this suspect back in our custody,” said WCSO Chief Deputy Mike Owens. “We appreciate the Metro Narcotics detectives who assisted us with the capture of this suspect. We also appreciate the help of the media for getting the word out and his photograph. Our Number One priority has been, as always, to keep the citizens, especially those deeply affected by this case, safe.”

Navarro was wanted in connection with a series of events including a serious car crash, home invasion and burglary in neighborhoods near his home and assaulting WCSO deputies Sunday. Upon his arrest, he was immediately taken to Vanderbilt University Hospital Emergency Room under guard of WCSO until Monday when it was determined he was to be admitted for his injuries.

WCSO Chief Owens said Wilson County officers followed protocol and faxed all the outstanding warrants for Navarro to Vanderbilt Hospital and Police, verified Vanderbilt received the information and left him under care of Vanderbilt staff as per hospital protocol.

Sometime between the time he left the emergency room and was admitted into the hospital Monday morning, Vanderbilt Police officer assigned to the hospital who had just come on duty at the hospital (who was apparently not notified of his outstanding warrants) saw an unidentified female enter the hospital and leave with Navarro. Vanderbilt authorities contacted Metro Nashville Police and began canvassing the area for the suspect. They notified WCSO approximately two hours after our deputy left failing to find Navarro.

For the past three days, WCSO, Metro Nashville and Immigration authorities have been searching for Navarro, contacting associates he has in the Nashville and Wilson County areas. He is believed to have fled the state, possibly toward the Southwestern part of the country. Law enforcement has been notified in numerous states along with U.S. Border Patrol. He has been entered nationwide NCIC for outstanding warrants. Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will extradite upon capture.

Navarro’s run-in with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office began Sunday upon receiving a call where Navarro is believed to have forced his way into a home in the area of Tyne Boulevard and Saundersville Road. During the reported incident, he forced his way into another home at Teton Dr. in Wilson Co. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, he jumped out of the window. He fought with deputies, injuring at least two during his arrest.

WCSO also determined Navarro had previously crashed a Yellow H2 Hummer he was driving into a sign at a convenience store in a sharp curve at Tyne and Saundersville Road. Witnesses said the driver was travelling at a high rate of speed and struck the sign with such force, he uprooted a sign in the store parking lot from its concrete stabilizers.

After a search of Navarro’s vehicle was conducted, it was determined that alcohol and illegal narcotics were likely a determining factor in the crash and subsequent assault on the responding deputies. Deputies also recovered a stolen weapon and a large amount of cash and narcotics.

 

 

Mar 17

Authorities Searching for Suspected Wilson Co. Felon who Fled Hospital

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Authorities Searching for Suspected Wilson Co. Felon who Fled Hospital

 Wilson County Sheriff’s Office detectives, state and federal authorities are seeking any leads on a suspected felon wanted on numerous charges in Wilson County who apparently walked out of a Nashville hospital during a shift change.

WCSO arrested 36-year-old old Homero Quintanilla Navarro of 5001 Saundersville Road early Sunday following a series of events including a serious car crash, home invasion and burglary in neighborhoods near his home and assaulting WCSO deputies. Upon his arrest, he was immediately taken to Vanderbilt University Hospital Emergency Room under guard of WCSO until Monday when it was determined he was to be admitted for his injuries.

WCSO Chief Deputy Mike Owens said Wilson County officers followed protocol and faxed all the outstanding warrants for Navarro to Vanderbilt Hospital and Police, verified Vanderbilt received the information and left him under care of Vanderbilt staff as per hospital protocol.

“We are very perplexed by this series of unfortunate events,” Chief Owens said. “Our priority is for the safety of our citizens. Our hearts go out to the families who have been deeply affected by this escape. We ask anyone with any information on his whereabouts to please contact authorities. He is potentially dangerous as he is wanted for numerous felonies here including home invasion, assaulting our officers during his capture, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and drug charges along with others.”

Sometime between the time he left the emergency room and was admitted into the hospital Monday morning, Vanderbilt Police officer assigned to the hospital who had just come on duty at the hospital (who was apparently not notified of his outstanding warrants) saw an unidentified female enter the hospital and leave with Navarro. Vanderbilt authorities contacted Metro Nashville Police and began canvassing the area for the suspect. They notified WCSO approximately two hours after our deputy left failing to find Navarro.

For the past three days, WCSO, Metro Nashville and Immigration authorities have been searching for Navarro, contacting associates he has in the Nashville and Wilson County areas. He is believed to have fled the state, possibly toward the Southwestern part of the country. Law enforcement has been notified in numerous states along with U.S. Border Patrol. He has been entered nationwide NCIC for outstanding warrants. Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will extradite upon capture.

Navarro’s run-in with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office began Sunday upon receiving a call where Navarro is believed to have forced his way into a home in the area of Tyne Boulevard and Saundersville Road. During the reported incident, he forced his way into another home at Teton Dr. in Wilson Co. When Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, he jumped out of the window. He fought with deputies, injuring at least two during his arrest.

WCSO also determined Navarro had previously crashed a Yellow H2 Hummer he was driving into a sign at a convenience store in a sharp curve at Tyne and Saundersville Road. Witnesses said the driver was travelling at a high rate of speed and struck the sign with such force, he uprooted a sign in the store parking lot from its concrete stabilizers.

After a search of Navarro’s vehicle was conducted, it was determined that alcohol and illegal narcotics were likely a determining factor in the crash and subsequent assault on the responding deputies. Deputies also recovered a stolen weapon and a large amount of cash and narcotics.

Anyone with information regarding Navarro’s whereabouts is urged to call WCSO at 615-444-1412, Crime Stoppers at 615-444-5245 to remain anonymous or a local law enforcement agency.