Department News

Crime Stoppers is Seeking the Public’s Assistance

MT. JULIET (TN) – The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the theft of an Exmark Zero Turn Mower (60”) on a 14-foot Dovetail Trailer. The trailer has a black box in the front and running boards screwed in. Also located on the trailer were a RedMax Trimmer/Weedeater and an orange/white STIHL Blower. These items were stolen from a residence located around the 300 block of Glenwood Drive in Mt. Juliet on June 17 between the hours of 6:50 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Anyone with information which leads to the successful identification, prosecution, and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this incident could be entitled a cash reward of up to $500.00. Please call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers at 615-444-5245 with any information that would assist in the investigation of this incident or any crime, callers can remain anonymous.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

On behalf of Sheriff Robert Bryan and the WCSO’s School Resource Officers, we would like to wish the Class of 2020 graduating seniors a successful future in whatever endeavor you may pursue. Remember to always take pride in how far you’ve come, have faith in how far you can go and never forget to enjoy the journey. Congratulations!

Sheriff Bryan: “I encourage everyone to express your constitutional right in a positive way such as the way it was done on Saturday.”

On Saturday, local citizens gathered in several locations and peacefully marched through many areas of Lebanon. We are proud of the way it was handled by the organizers who stated prior to the protest that any violent activity would not be tolerated by them. In situations like these, we appreciate their efforts in keeping the protest peaceful and exercising their constitutional rights the way it was designed to be.

Per a recent Facebook post by the Lebanon Police Department regarding an incident on Wednesday, it was stated that, “We want to thank those who have sent us pictures and a video of individuals that were demonstrating on our square Wednesday evening, displaying messages of hate and division. We had actually already been working on investigating this incident. We have video surveillance equipment on the square to protect our peaceful demonstrators, and after reviewing the footage and interviewing witnesses, we have concluded that these individuals were the same ones identified in a similar incident in Cookeville. The individuals left the area in a vehicle with California tags. Our investigation is continuing.”

“We appreciate the organizers getting the information out early regarding the peaceful protest that occurred on Saturday, which was anti-violent,” stated Sheriff Robert Bryan. “We will continue to work with local agencies to ensure a safe environment for these types of events. I encourage everyone to express your constitutional right in a positive way such as the way it was done on Saturday. In conclusion, anyone who is instigating violence throughout our community or messages of hate will not be permitted.”

Be Mindful of Leaving Your Children/Animals Unattended in Vehicles During Heat

The problem remains that many caregivers don’t understand how quickly temperatures inside their cars can reach life-threatening levels. Children’s body temperatures rise up to five times faster than adults. People often underestimate how quickly temperatures rise in a hot car. Take a look at the rise of the inside of a car versus the outside ambient temperature:

Average elapsed time and inside vehicle temperature rise compared to ambient outdoor temperature:

• 10 minutes = 19 degree increase
• 20 minutes = 29 degree increase
• 30 minutes = 34 degree increase
• 1 hour = 43 degree increase
• Over 1 hour = 45 to 55 degree increase

Note this important fact: a body core temperature of 107 degrees is usually fatal.

Stay safe and stay responsible!

Lock It or Lose It

The weather has been nice lately and when the ☀️ is out, unfortunately so are the thieves who are depriving you of your valuables left in vehicles during all hours of the day. Recently, there have been a number of reports taken throughout Wilson County related to car burglaries. As a reminder, please take extra precautions when exiting your vehicle by taking your valuables out of them and locking your doors.

Crystal Meth; Xanax Seized during Traffic Stop by WCSO’s Directed Patrol Unit

LEBANON (TN) – A local man was taken into custody late Wednesday night after being pulled over for a traffic violation by a Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Directed Patrol Unit. James D. White (36), of Lebanon, was charged with Driving on Revoked (4th Offense), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft of Property, Altering a Temp Tag and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent for Resale.

 During the traffic stop, consent was given by White for deputies to search his vehicle. During the search, a clear plastic bag filled with a crystal-like substance believed to be crystal meth was located behind the glove box. Also in the bag was a set of working digital scales, a black can that contained several clear baggies and a clear bag with (10) white pills believed to be Xanax. As deputies continued the search, a black container was located above the radio that possessed a small baggie with a clear crystal rock believed to be crystal meth, along with (2) clear smoking pipes with white residue in them.

 “Our Directed Patrol Unit was created in an effort to prevent crime before it happens, such as traffic enforcement and drug trafficking,” stated Sheriff Robert Bryan. “Since the creation of our Directed Patrol, they have been very successful by taking an abundance of opioids and weapons off the street. We will continue to show a strong presence in areas where drug trafficking is a problem.”

 As of press time, White remains in the Wilson County Jail with a total bond of $14,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 6th at 9:00 a.m.

Mount Juliet Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release via Public Information Officer David Boling (USDOJ- Middle TN District)

Law Enforcement Seeks Public’s help in Identifying Other Victims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Caleb D. Jordan, 19, of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, was charged Saturday with attempted production of child pornography and transportation of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.  Jordan was arrested by federal and state law enforcement agents after a foot pursuit which began when agents arrived at his home with a federal arrest warrant.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners are working hard every day to combat the epidemic of online child exploitation,” said U.S. Attorney Cochran.  “With the COVID-19 pandemic and summer approaching, our children have amplified opportunity to be online and sexual predators are keenly aware of that.  We implore parents to pay attention and take precautions to ensure children practice safe Internet habits.”

According to documents filed with the Court, between October 2019 and April 2020, Jordan used Instagram and other platforms to post photos and videos depicting sexual acts between minor boys and to entice minors to send sexually explicit photos and videos to him.  Jordan was a member of an online group that was dedicated to child pornography depicting pre-pubescent boys and he gave money and gift cards to solicit sexually explicit videos from minor boys.

Investigative developments last week indicated that Jordan’s online activity involved the active and ongoing solicitation of minors.  The early stages of this investigation has determined that there are at least 11 minor boys associated with this case who have been identified as victims or potential victims, some of whom have not yet been identified.  In addition to local victims, others are believed to be located in other states, including Pennsylvania.

A preliminary examination of some of the devices that Jordan possessed revealed that he was in possession of thousands of images and videos of child pornography.

Anyone with information about Caleb D. Jordan or the charged offenses is urged to contact law enforcement.  To report suspicious activity or instances of child sexual exploitation, tips can be submitted to Homeland Security Investigations online at, by phone at 866-DHS-2-ICE or by contacting your local HSI office.  The Nashville office of HSI may be contacted at (615) 664-5500.

If convicted, Jordan faces up to 50 years in prison.

The charge is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

This case is being investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations; the FBI; the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys S. Carran Daughtrey and Trial Attorney Kyle P. Reynolds of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.


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Investigation Continues for Watertown Man Charged With Child Sex Crime

WATERTOWN, TN- A local man is facing serious charges following an investigation into a complaint that was made involving a minor child. Edward Alan Kuiper (36), a resident of Watertown, was booked into the Wilson County Jail on April 10th on charges of Aggravated Rape of a Child and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The mother of the victim reported the allegations of sex abuse to the WCSO.  Detectives quickly opened an investigation into the allegations that were made against Kuiper which involved a minor child under the age of 10 years old. During the investigation, evidence was obtained by the Criminal Investigations Division which resulted in the arrest of Kuiper.

 “Anytime you open up an investigation involving sex crimes against minor children, it’s going to be an extremely emotional time for everyone who is involved,” stated Sheriff Robert Bryan. “This is an ongoing investigation and we are confident that once it is completed, there will be more charges coming against Kuiper that may involve the current victim as well as additional victims. Our detectives are working hard to make sure Kuiper is held accountable for his inexcusable actions.”

 Kuiper is currently being held in the Wilson County Jail with a total bond of $505,000. As a result of the new charges, Kuiper also received a Violation of Probation and his initial court appearance has been set for April 22nd at 9:00 a.m.