Mar 14

WCSO Deputies Arrest Man for Fleeing Accident Scene, Home Invasion, Assaulting Officers

WCSO Deputies Arrest Man for Fleeing  Accident, Home Invasion, Assaulting Officers

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Old Hickory man on numerous charges early Sunday following a car crash and home invasion of two Wilson County residences and assault of two officers.

The incident began when Wilson County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a possible home invasion in the area of Tyne Boulevard and Saundersville Road. During the reported incident, numerous people called the sheriff’s office in what turned into a series of events believed to be connected to one man.

According to the reports, a man forced his way into a victim’s home at Teton Dr. in Wilson Co. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene immediately.

While en route to the initial scene, someone reported another incident involving a man entering a home on Saundersville Road. The residence was located just behind the initial reported home invasion at the Tyne and Saundersville intersection.

Upon arriving on the scene, deputies determined that the suspect in the initial call and the secondary call was the same person who earlier fled the scene of a severe vehicle crash. The crash occurred at a convenience store at the intersection of Tyne Boulevard and Saundersville Road, which is in a sharp curve. This vehicle was travelling at such high rate of speed that upon impact, it forced a concrete-anchored sign down into the parking lot.

The investigation shows thus far that a Yellow H2 Hummer being operated by 36-year-old old Homero Quintanilla Navarro of Old Hickory struck the sign, causing to collapse in the parking lot of the convenience store. After the crash, witnesses stated that Navarro fled on foot from the crash scene travelling east toward a residential area. Soon afterward, it is believed that Navarro forced his way into at least two victims’ homes for a short period of time, and exited both of the homes by jumping through the glass windows in each of the residences.

Deputies responding to the scene made contact with Navarro fleeing through the window of the second victim’s home, where they pursued him a short distance. Despite numerous demands for Navarro to comply with the deputies, he refused and had to be taken into custody while resisting arrest. During the course of Navarro’s arrest, he continued to actively assault the deputies causing minor injuries to at least two of them. At least one of the deputies had to seek medical treatment for injuries.

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.

Navarro was charged with numerous offenses, including aggravated burglary, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, evading arrest, assault on two officers and other charges.

“This is a very serious incident,” Sheriff’s Robert Bryan said. “We continue to investigate, and will present our findings to the District Attorney’s Office. Meanwhile, we are grateful no one was seriously injured. Our officers conducted themselves in an extremely professional manner under the circumstances.”

 

 

Mar 11

Information Sought in Connection with Homicide of Lebanon Man

Information Sought in Connection with Homicide of Lebanon Man

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help with any possible information regarding a homicide in the southeast portion of the county.

Deputies were dispatched to 3296 Rocky Valley Rd. in reference to a deceased man, according to initial reports. This individual was identified as the home owner; Mr. Paul McMahan who was 64 years of age and had resided at the home for some time.

Family members of the victim had located him inside the home unresponsive and called for medical assistance, initial reports stated. Upon the arrival of the Sheriff’s Office and WEMA personnel, the male occupant was found to be deceased. At this time, the Wilson Co. Sheriff’s office is investigating the incident as a possible homicide. This incident is part of an ongoing investigation of which leads are continuously being followed up on.

“We appreciate any information someone may have regarding anything that may have appeared suspicious or out of place at this address,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “We are treating this as a homicide at this time based on the trauma to the body. Based on the ongoing investigation thus far, this incident appears to be isolated and has not been associated with any other crimes in the area.”

If you have any information that would assist in the investigation, you can contact the Wilson Co. Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412 or crime stoppers at 615-444-5245 to remain anonymous.

 

Mar 09

6th Annual WCSO Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy Gets Underway

029The Sixth Annual Wilson County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy gets underway with first class Tuesday night. Several participants, Alumni Association members and other community supporters stopped by to observe as the Class prepares for the 10-week, three-hour sessions that offer students a chance to get true understanding of how the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and Jail operate. They will have hands-on training that will include a variety of scenarios and real-life experiences WCSO deputies face everyday. For more photos, see the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wilsoncosheriff/

Mar 04

Car Vandalism Complaint Leads to Known Drug Offender Arrest

Car Vandalism Allegations Lead WCSO Deputies to Arrest of Known Drug Offender

 What began as what was thought to be a routine car vandalism car led Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputies to arrest a man who had a substantial amount of marijuana and cash packaged for resale. He was also a parolee out of Davidson County where he had multiple drug charges.

The case began when a woman called the sheriff’s office Thursday morning, complaining she had awakened to find her car badly damaged. She reported it to be an apparent vandalism and asked officers to investigate. When officers arrived at the victim’s Lebanon home, they advised it appeared to have been crashed. Tennessee Highway Patrol was alerted to investigate the crash.

Meanwhile, the woman told officers she believed the suspect in the case to be someone who had been staying at her home during the night later identified as William Marquise Woods, 28, of Nashville. She asked officers to check her home for the suspect, and gave permission for them to enter if he did not open the door.

Deputies Zack Hemontolor and Greg Metcalf knocked on the door and when no one answered, they entered to discover the back door of the home standing open. They believed the suspect had apparently fled on foot and subsequently began searching for him. A short time later, deputies found him walking at 945 E. Baddour Parkway.

As the deputies exited the car, Woods was seen throwing something from behind his back into a nearby ditch. Authorities later determined it was plastic bags of marijuana along with cash inside one bag. Upon further investigation, the deputies determined Woods was on parole out of Nashville for several drug charges.

“That was a great job by our deputies getting a known drug offender off the streets,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said.

William WoodsThe suspect was taken to the Wilson County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of Schedule VI drugs (marijuana) with intent to sell. He remains in jail under $5,000 bond and is scheduled to face charges on May 24 in General Sessions Court.

 

 

 

Feb 26

WCSO Detectives Seize Large Amount of Money, Drugs and Weapon

WCSO Detectives Seize Large Amount of Money, Drugs and Weapon

Wilson County Sheriff’s Narcotics detectives uncovered a large amount of money, drugs and a weapon while executing search warrants at two homes believed to be drug distribution sites operated by a Lebanon couple.

Pending a grand jury investigation, two adults are expected to be charged in the case.

Citizens in the community had filed numerous complaints about drug activity at 2904 Old Laguardo Road East and 118 Webster Lane, Lot 14B. With the help of local citizens, information from Lebanon Police Department and intensive investigation by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, detectives obtained search warrants for the two homes where they came into contact with three adults and four children.

Detectives seized a large amount of cash, cocaine, marijuana, pharmaceutical pills and a revolver from the two homes.

Two of the adults face charges of Possession with Intent for Resale of Schedule II (cocaine), Schedule IV (Xanax), Schedule (VI) marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.

“If you think you can make a career selling drugs in this county, you had better think again,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “Our Office is determined to find you and get these illegal and dangerous products off our streets. Your neighbors are equally determined to rid our community of this menace, and for their tremendous help coming forward, we thank them.”

 

Feb 19

WCSO Reminds Public to be Alert to Allowing Strangers Inside

WCSO Reminds Public to Be Alert to Allowing Strangers into Homes Following Arrest

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan is reminding residents to be alert to allowing people into their homes under false pretenses following a recent arrest for theft in what is believed to be a potential scam.

Candis Denise Taylor, 29, of 116 Elmwood Drive has been charged with violation of probation and theft of property after a woman reported she came to her home and asked for directions. The victim told detectives while she was trying to help her, the suspect asked to use the restroom in her home.

Once inside, the suspect began wandering through the house, according to the victim. Later, it was determined some jewelry was missing from the victim’s home. Sheriff’s detectives recovered the stolen property and arrested Taylor.

Taylor, who has a previous arrest record under the name Candis Dies, is currently in jail under $5,000 bond pending a court hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 29.

“We just want the public to be aware there are people out there who may try to enter your home under a ruse of needing to use the restroom or some other excuse to get inside your home,” Sheriff Bryan said. “Unfortunately, this happens from time to time and often involves older, vulnerable victims, but anyone can be a victim.”

Taylor, CandisThe Wilson County Sheriff’s Office wants citizens to remain aware of visitors to their home, especially when anyone asks to enter your home. If there is anyone at your residence that you are suspicious of, please call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412.

 

Feb 18

Funeral Procession for WCSO Lt. Bob Harrison

A solemn funeral procession for WCSO Lt. Bob Harrison crossed through the heart of Wilson County this morning as many officers and emergency responders from across the county and state, the public and others showed their respects. Lt. Harrison, a veteran 35-year law officer, died Feb. 14 after a long battle with cancer. IMG_1165 FullSizeRender (12) FullSizeRender (8)

Feb 16

Services for Longtime Lawman WCSO Lt. Bob Harrison, Set for Wednesday, Thursday

Services for Longtime Lawman WCSO Lt. Bob Harrison, Set for Wednesday, Thursday

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Services for Sheriff’s Office Lt. Bob Harrison, who had a distinguished 35-year career in law enforcement, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 18.

Visitation for Lt. Harrison, who died Feb. 14, after a long battle with terminal cancer, is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel Wednesday, Feb.17, and from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Westland United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life will follow visitation at the church. Family members have asked that those who choose to participate in the Celebration of Life to please wear casual attire (jeans and khakis) at Lt. Harrison’s request. A private burial service will be held for family only.

Lt. Harrison, 61, remained in good spirits right up to the end, according to close friends and family, even planning his own funeral so that his family would not have to worry with the details. Sheriff Robert Bryan announced Lt. Harrison’s passing to the Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, Feb. 14, upon learning his old friend and former employee had passed away. “Bob was a loyal family man who honorably served his community and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Officer with integrity,” Sheriff Bryan said. “Bob fought a fight few could and he did it with dignity. He was a warrior and our brother. He was a gentleman and outstanding officer of the law, always helping others and a mentor to many. He knew how to make people feel at ease in his presence, often joking and telling stories, but always the first to volunteer for a dangerous assignment in our profession. He was a friend to us all, and we will miss him profoundly.”

Harrison was known for his intellect, quick wit, and tenacity in law enforcement. His career spanned 35 years and included being a Special Agent (toxicologist) with the TBI, a forensic chemist with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida; a detective with the Lebanon Police Department and most recently as Lieutenant and supervisor in the Criminal Warrant Division of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Harrison was recently awarded the prestigious “Three Stars of Tennessee” First Responders Award from the TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security for recognition of his outstanding service to the State during his long tenure in law enforcement. He was one of only six receiving the “Three Stars of Tennessee” Award to recognize first responders in emergency service, law enforcement and firefighters who have lost their lives or suffered a career-ending injury in the line of duty. Lt. Harrison was one of 20 First Responders recognized during the event held at the Conservation Hall at the Executive Residence in Nashville. Each year since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the TN DSHS recognizes those who have dedicated their lives for the safety and security of Tennesseans.

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan nominated Lt. Harrison because of his outstanding service with the Sheriff’s Office, where he has been awarded the Medal of Valor twice, in 2003 and 2008, for affecting over 1,000 arrests in a single year. The sheriff noted that Lt. Harrison had also received letters of commendation from numerous agencies, including the Kentucky State Police, the North Carolina General Court of Justice Fifth Prosecutorial District, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the TBI and local law enforcement agencies across Middle Tennessee.

Lt. Harrison was one of the first Terrorism Liaison Officers trained in Tennessee after 9/11. “Bob has been committed to the safety of the citizens of Wilson County, the State of Tennessee and thousands of others who travel through Wilson County on a daily basis,” Sheriff Bryan said of Lt. Harrison. “He has shown a very strong work ethic and willingness to take action as necessary to fulfill his responsibilities by arresting 12,085 people wanted on criminal charges since his employment at Wilson County. Many of these people (Lt. Harrison arrested) have long histories of criminal activities and violence. In doing so, he put his own life at risk in many dangerous situations.”

He was one of a team of law enforcement officers who tracked an alleged child sex offender for more than two years across 17 states before last year’s successful capture of Stephen Beck, 43, who fled the state after making a $1 million bond following his arrest in 2010 on multiple counts of child rape. Beck was arrested last year in Wilmington, N.C. where he was living under a stolen identity while staying with a friend.

The Wilson County Community showed its support for the terminally ill, beloved law enforcement officer by hosting a variety of fundraisers to help with his medical expenses over the past year.

Lt. Harrison is Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, Teresa Mahan Harrison; son, Logan (Dianna) Harrison; one grandson, Haden Harrison; brother, David “Doc” M. (Lynne) Harrison; nephew, Davis (Victoria) Harrison; niece, Wendy (Scott) Street; and four great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, David M “Scotty” and Mary Casey Harrison and brother, Kenneth D. Harrison.

Active pallbearers will be friends. Honorary pallbearers will include past and present law enforcement officers and members of the District Attorney’s office in attendance. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations be made to “Sherry’s Run,” an organization dedicated to cancer victims and survivors. Those may be mailed to P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37087. More information can be found here: http://www.partlowchapel.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/12733/id/3600118

 

Feb 05

WCSO Arrest Two, Including Ga. Fugitive

 

WCSO Arrest Two (One Georgia Fugitive) for Several Stolen Vehicles, Property, Other Charges

WCSO Deputies arrested two people for possession of stolen vehicles and other stolen property while assisting U.S. Marshals who were trying to find one of the suspects who was wanted in Georgia for other charges.

Events unfolded Thursday morning when U.S. Marshals requested help locating Ronald Franklin Henderson, 42, who was a fugitive of justice out of Georgia. He was believed to be staying at Shady Acres Campground in Wilson County. When the officers arrived at the campground, they found the suspect staying with a woman in a stolen camper and truck. They took both suspects into custody.

Henderson told deputies he also had other stolen property located at the Walmart parking lot in Lebanon. When they asked if he could do a drive-through of the parking lot to help locate the stolen items, Henderson admitted he had ingested an undetermined amount of drugs, which he claimed was heroin and methamphetamine. They immediately transported the suspect to the hospital. He was later transported back to Wilson County Jail.

WCSO went to the Walmart to search the parking lot for the stolen vehicles and requested Lebanon Police to come to the Walmart parking lot scene.

Meanwhile, authorities at the campground scene took a woman who was staying in the trailer with Henderson into custody, where she was booked into the jail. Rose Mary Franklin, 43, was charged with theft charges.

Animal control seized a dog and pot-bellied pig that were also located at the trailer.

Henderson has been charged with tampering with/or fabricating evidence with regard to the drugs he claimed to have swallowed. He was also charged with two counts of theft of property and placed on hold as a fugitive of justice for Georgia. Lebanon Police had additional theft charges.

Rose Mary Franklin Frankllin R. HendersonHenderson was wanted in Georgia for theft of a 2015 Ford Focus from Murray County, Ga. along with drug and theft charges. He is also wanted in Chattanooga, TN for theft over $10,000 in addition to a car and camper stolen from Hamilton County, TN. He is scheduled for arraignment in General Sessions Court for 9 a.m. March 10.