Vehicle Accident

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:30 am, the Hendersonville Police Department responded to 625 East Main St. to investigate a report of a vehicle that crashed into an office building. An investigation revealed that Mrs. Carole Rhoten, a 72 year old female resident of Hendersonville, TN crashed her 2006 Nissan Armada into an Optometrist office at that location. There were no reported injuries to the driver or occupants of the building, although the building did sustain some structural damage. Mrs. Rhoten was taken into custody and charged with 1st offense DUI, and implied consent violation.

Anyone with information regarding any crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

Arrest for Theft over $60,000.00

On September 10, 2014, Det. Jeff Brewer of the Hendersonville Police Department charged 27 years of age Clay Whitaker with aggravated burglary and theft over $60,000.00. Whitaker has stolen rare coins since June, 2014. Most of the coins were sold at local businesses, but if anyone has any information regarding these thefts or the location of any of the stolen coins they are encouraged to contact the Hendersonville Police Department or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers.

Clay Whitaker has been released on a $30,000.00 to await his General Sessions Court date which is set for October 22, 2014.

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

Clay Morgan Whitaker

Clay Whitaker

Early Morning Car Burglary Arrests

On 09-08-14 at approximately 2:45 am, Hendersonville Police responded to car burglaries in progress on Spy Glass Way.  Police learned that a resident was awakened by the sound of a car door.  As the resident exited to check his vehicle, he spotted a suspect running away from the scene.  The resident gave chase and then reported seeing a muzzle flash and hearing a gunshot.  As of 0715 hrs. this morning, Hendersonville Police have three persons in custody related to this incident.  No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.  Police do not believe any other persons were involved.  Police are still searching the area as no weapons have been recovered at this time.

Police have determined that a minimum of four vehicle burglaries occurred prior to the interruption of this criminal activity.  All suspects in custody will be charged with these burglaries.

In custody:

Darian Banks, age 19, Gallatin

Jacob Bartley, age 19, Gallatin

Austin Troutman, age 19, Gallatin

Investigation continues to determine if more crimes were committed and to recover stolen property.

 

Update:  A handgun has now been recovered.  Police do not believe any other weapons were utilized in this incident.

 

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Darian Banks                                                                                    Jacob Bartley

 

 

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Austin Troutman

 

Burglary Suspects Arrested

On August 23, 2014 the Hendersonville Police Department responded to the scene of a fire on Cherry Hill Drive. The owner of the home was located in the yard and was later pronounced dead. An autopsy is being performed in order to determine the cause of death.

On August 29, 2014 Officers of the Hendersonville Police Department responded to the burned home in regards to two men removing items from the house. Alert neighbors notified the police department about the activity and assisted in the identification of the suspects. The two people were later identified as:

Steven J. Nichols, 38 years of age from Hendersonville, bond set at $5,000.00

Logan Christopher Kennedy, 20 years of age from Hendersonville, bond set at $10,000.00

Both subjects were charged with burglary and theft over $500.00. Both subjects have been released awaiting their General Sessions Court date on September 24, 2014 at 9:00am.

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

Logan Christopher Kennedy Steven Nichols

Logan Christopher Kennedy                                 Steven J. Nichols

Alcohol Compliance Checks

On August 28, 2014, members of the Hendersonville Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks of several local establishments.

Twenty-Four locations were visited and all but four refused to sell an alcoholic beverage to an underage customer. The following four establishments sold alcohol to an underage customer:

Exxon located at 1082 West Main Street, the server charged was Janice Hale, age 61, of Gallatin, Tennessee

Los Agaves located at 104 Glen Oaks Blvd., the server charged was Edgar Caldron, age 48, of Clarksville, Tennessee

Piranha’s restaurant located at 248 Sanders Ferry Road, the server charged was Carrie Ingram, age 50, of Hendersonville, Tennessee

Sam’s Sports Bar located at 300 Indian Lake Blvd, the server charged was Haley Hastings, age 20, of Gallatin, Tennessee

The offending servers were cited for selling an alcoholic beverage to a minor and their court appearance was set for September 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sumner County General Sessions Court.

The H.P.D. would like to thank all businesses who were in compliance and remind all others that the H.P.D. will continue to do random checks of all businesses selling alcoholic beverages.

Anyone with information regarding any crimes is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

Burglary Suspect – Updated

ORIGINAL POST 08/11/14  4:03PM

On August 10, 2014 at about 9:00am, a subject broke into an office on Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville, Tennessee. The suspect seen in the attached photographs is seen approaching the door of the business and using something to open the door. When the alarm is activated the suspect flees the area.

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

UPDATE:  08/15/14  2:25PM

On 08-14-2014  Anthony Walker was charged in reference to the burglary at 1080 W. Main St. and the burglary of the office located at 1020 Antebellum Drive.

This is the same person that was presented to the media after he was caught on video burglarizing the office on Antebellum Drive.  The Hendersonville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to determine if Walker was possibly involved in any other crimes.

Arrestee:  Anthony D. Walker (age 20) of 1070 W. Main St. in Hendersonville, Charges:  Burglary (2 counts), Simple Poss. Schedule 6

Court Date: 09-10-2014 at 9:00am. Bond: $10,000

 

Anthony Walker

 

 

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Solicitation of a Child

On August 7, 2014 the Hendersonville Police Department completed an investigation by charging Darryl Schoonover, age 36, of 115 Milburn in Hendersonville with one count of solicitation of a child.

The General Sessions Court date was set for September 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. His bond amount was set at ten thousand dollars. A photograph is attached to this release.

Anyone with information regarding any crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

 

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Hendersonville Police are Seeking Help in Identifying a Burglar

On 07-18-2014 a black male wearing a black suit, and a white fedora style hat entered a Hendersonville church. This male then went into a church personnel office area and stole a female victim’s wallet out of her purse.

Moments later this victim’s credit card was used to purchase a gift card at the Hendersonville Wal-Mart. Video was obtained from Wal-Mart showing the same black male suspect wearing the suit and fedora using the victim’s credit card. The following day the same suspect and an unidentified black female used the gift card at the Hermitage Wal-Mart to purchase items. These persons are driving a red 2013 or 2014 Nissan Altima.

This case has been tied to a previous incident that occurred on 03-22-2014. On this date, the male suspect, wearing a different suit and fedora, stole a woman’s purse from her vehicle. The suspect can then be seen on video using the victim’s credit cards at area stores. In this incident, the suspect was driving the same red 2013 or 2014 Nissan Altima.

Anyone with information which may help to identify this suspect or which may be related to this crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Police at 615-822-1111 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

Tips may also be submitted anonymously by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

 

 

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Credit Card Fraud Arrests

On 8-3-14 the Hendersonville Police Department was called to investigate individuals who were attempting to purchase items utilizing gift cards at Wal-Mart that they suspected contained fraudulent information. The investigation determined that the gift cards did contain fraudulent information. The investigation revealed that at least 5 individuals involved in the incident. Two of the individuals were captured by patrol.

The two arrestees were charged with 4 counts of Criminal Simulation a piece and more charges are anticipated. The bond was set at $20,000 each and their court date is September 10, 2014 in General Sessions Court.

Demetrius Nettles, 39 years old, LA County CA 90003

Lonell Cook, 35 years old, Mareno Valley CA

The Hendersonville Police Department is actively seeking the identities of the other three suspects related to this crime. Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

 

 

Demetrius Nettles Lonell Cook

Demetrius Nettles                                            Lonell Cook

 

Shoplifting – Pursuit in Hendersonville

On Monday, 07-21-14, at approximately 1:40 pm, Hendersonville Police Officer Scruggs witnessed a shoplifting at Target in Hendersonville.  Officer Scruggs attempted to stop two subjects who had just stolen a flat screen television.  The subjects fled towards Nashville in a blue Honda Accord.  The vehicle stopped near the intersection of Graycroft and Old Hickory Blvd in Nashville.  The passenger fled on foot and the driver surrendered to police.  Metro Nashville Police Department assisted in the arrest of the driver and the location and arrest of the passenger.  The driver was identified as Kevin Byrd, age 35, of Nashville.  The passenger was identified as Steven Walker, age 48, of Nashville.  Each has an extensive arrest history in Nashville.  Walker was found to have active arrest warrants out of Franklin and Smyrna for Violation of Probation, Theft and Criminal Trespass.  Walker was also wanted by Metro Nashville for FTA, 8 counts Failure to be Booked, Probation Violation, Theft over $500, and Theft under $500.

Each is in custody in the Sumner County Jail pending a General Sessions Court date.  Bond amount not available at the time of this release.

Byrd is charged with Evading Arrest, Driving on a Revoked License, Reckless Endangerment, Theft under $500, and Resisting Stop, Halt and Frisk.

Walker is charged with Simple Possession Sch II, Simple Possession Sch VI, Theft under $500, Resisting Stop, Halt and Frisk.

Contact: Det. Neal Harris, 615-264-5303


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