Alcohol Compliance Checks August 2017

On August 31, 2017, members of the Hendersonville Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks around the city. Twenty-four locations were checked and one business sold alcohol to a minor.

 

The following establishments were within compliance:

Aplus 221 market (formerly Tiger Market # 221) - 100 N. Anderson Lane

Bluegrass Bar and Grill 393 East Main Street

Bluegrass Market 553 East Main Street

Casa Vieja Mexican Grill 2, Inc. 206 North Anderson Lane Ste. A100

Casa Vieja Mexican Grille 711 East Main Street

Cheddar’s Casual Café 210 North Anderson Lane

Chili’s Bar and Grill 218 Indian Lake Blvd.

Curtis Market 150 Curtis Crossroads

Dollar General Store #9412 235 East Main Street

Fulin’s Asian Cusine 206 N. Anderson Lane Ste. # 100

Hana Sushi 711 East Main Street

Kroger Store 1020 Glenbrook Way

Kroger Store 237 East Main Street

New Shackle Island Market ( Exxon) 253 New Shackle Road

Publix Tennessee # 119 110 Indian Lake Blvd.

Ricardo’s Restaurant 230 New Shackle Island Road Ste. # 100

Target T-1511 1004 Andrews Run

The Italian Grill and Café 82 New Shackle Island Road

Thornton’s # 601 768 East Main Street

Total Convenience 593 New Shackle Island Road

Twice Daily 6178 267 Indian Lake Blvd.

Twice Daily 7207 3434 East Main Street

Twice Daily 8899 369 New Shackle Island Road

Walgreen’s 7301 365 New Shackle Island Road

 

The following establishment failed to be within compliance:

Genghis Grill 1050 Glenbrook Way Ste # 320 —-ARREST—– Non-Compliant

The server charged had his court date set for September 26, 2017at 9:00 a.m.

Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure Arrest

On August 22, 2017, the Hendersonville Police Department received a complaint that James

Lawing, 47 years of age had sex with a 16 years of age female on Walton Ferry Road in Hendersonville. After an investigation, it was determined that Lawing brought the 16-year-old female from Smith County, Tennessee to Sumner County to work on a construction project. James Lawing was charged with two counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure.

James Lawing, Carthage, Tennessee is currently being held at the Sumner County Jail with a $250,000.00 bond. His General Sessions Court date is September 27, 2017 at 9:00 am.

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.

 

 

James Lawing

James Lawing

 

 

Update on the Chipwood Robbery

****************************  August 23, 2017 Update  ****************************

On August 22, 2017, the following people were emancipated in Juvenile Court. The following people have been charged as adults for their participation in the June 7, 2017, crime spree:

Lamerious Collins (16 YOA), bond is set at $250,000.00

Lewis Dawson (16 YOA) ), bond is set at $250,000.00

Each of these individuals has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft over $1,000.00.

Both of these individuals are incarcerated in the Sumner County Jail awaiting their next court date of September 22, 2017.

 

*****************************  June 16, 2017 Update  *****************************

On June 16, 2017, at approximately 6:15 pm, the last of the four people responsible for the below-described incident was arrested in Antioch. Over the past ten days the Hendersonville Police Department in cooperation with multiple other law enforcement agencies have worked together in order to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion. Some of the other agencies involved were the Metro Nashville Police Department, ATF, Lavergne Police Department, Smyrna Police Department and the Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Department.

Arrested were:

Deion Boyd, 18 years old from Nashville

Traivon Bohannon, 18 years old from Nashville

One juvenile 16 years old

One juvenile 16 years old

 

Each of these individuals has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft over $1,000.00.  Detention hearings for the juveniles have been scheduled for next week. The court date for the two adults is both on July 12, 2017, in General Sessions Court. They are both being held on a $500,000 bond.

There is a possibility that there will be other charges in the future.

Please see the attached mug shots.

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June 07, 2017, approximately four minutes after midnight, Officer Jones observed a vehicle that was acting suspiciously on West Main Street, which led to a vehicle registration check and the registration check revealed that the vehicle was stolen. The stolen vehicle was a 2010 Toyota Corolla.  This vehicle is believed to have been stolen in Metro Nashville, May 31, 2017.  The vehicle traveled to a dead end business district on Molly Walton Dr. with the occupants abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot through a wooded area and across SR 386 to a nearby neighborhood.

This same date at approximately 40 minutes after midnight, the Hendersonville Police Department received a report of a carjacking on Chipwood Drive. Four black male suspects, at least one believed to have a gun, approached a male victim as he had returned home from work.  His phone and vehicle were stolen from him.  No injuries were reported.  The suspects then fled in the victim’s 2014 Honda Civic into Nashville.  Discovery of multiple auto burglaries in the area lead investigators to believe the suspects were trying to locate a vehicle containing keys when they observed the carjacking victim arriving to his home.

As of 2:46 am on June 7, the stolen vehicle was reportedly seen in the Whites Creek Pike area of Nashville.

Attached is a video from the neighbor that shows the four suspects that stole the victim’s vehicle on Chipwood Drive, just moments before the carjacking incident. Additional information will be released when available.  Investigation remains active.

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.

 

 

 

Arrest for Drowning Death

On August 12, 2017, the Hendersonville Police Department responded to a call of a 7-year-old girl who drowned in the swimming pool at an apartment complex. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the child’s mother Kristin Mays from Elkton Kentucky, was supposed to be caring for and watching her 7-year-old daughter at the swimming pool. During their time at the swimming pool, Ms. Mays failed to maintain visual supervision of her 7-year-old daughter.

The 7 years of age child was discovered under the water, in the deep end of the pool. The 7-year-old was removed from the pool and was given CPR. The 7-year-old was transported to Hendersonville Emergency Room where she was pronounced deceased. On August 22, 2017, Ms. Mays was charged and arrested for criminally negligent homicide and is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions on September 27, 2017.

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.

 

Kristin Mays

Kristin Mays 25 years old from Elkton, KY

Daizjohn Sawyers Arrest

Update

Daizjohn Sawyers is currently in custody. After seeing the media release, Daizjohn Sawyers turned himself in and was taken into custody. He is currently being held in Davidson County. The Hendersonville Police Department appreciates the assistance of the Metro Nashville Police Department, the media and those who assisted in the apprehension of Sawyers.

Original Release

The Hendersonville Police is seeking information that would lead to the arrest of:

Daizjohn Sawyers, 18 years of age, from Nashville

He is wanted for two counts of vehicle burglary and felony evading arrest that occurred on July 30, 2017, in Hendersonville, but there were approximately one dozen vehicles entered on this same night. The vehicle that fled from the scene and operated by Sawyers was also a stolen vehicle from another jurisdiction. Sawyers is also wanted by the Nashville Police Department for aggravated robbery. Sawyers is also known to carry weapons and should be considered armed.

Crime Stoppers from Hendersonville and Nashville could pay up to $1,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest of Sawyers. Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.

 

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Daizjohn Sawyers

 

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

Burglary Arrest

On July 17, 2017, the Hendersonville Police Department responded to a business burglary on West Main Street in Hendersonville. During the course of this investigation, there was another business burglary reported on Sanders Ferry Road. Officers were able to locate the suspect in the area and eventually arrested:

Shawn Tate, 29 years of age, of  Nashville, Tennessee

He was charged with two counts of vandalism, burglary, att. burglary, theft under $1,000, and simple possession of marijuana.

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.

 

Shawn Tate

Shawn Tate

 

Autumn Creek Shooting

Update

As information has been collected it appears that the original incident was a robbery and an attempted murder.

On July 31, 2017, at approximately 9:50 PM the Hendersonville Police Department and the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on Avery Trace Circle. This search warrant was a direct result of the ongoing investigation of the attempted murder that occurred on July 28, 2017. The goal of the search warrant was to collect evidence that would further this ongoing investigation. There was no one home at the time of the execution of the warrant and there were no injuries.

Police still believe that this was a targeted attack on this particular person who does not live in Hendersonville. This was NOT a random act of violence.

In regards to the original incident, police have also been told that a passerby transported the victim from the side of the road to the hospital on the night of the incident. Detectives desperately need to talk to this Good Samaritan. Anyone who provided transportation to a bleeding person from the area of Autumn Creek to a hospital is encouraged to contact the Hendersonville Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303. This piece of information is vitally important to the resolution of this crime.

 

Original Release

 

On July 28, 2017, at approximately 9:55 PM, Officers of the Hendersonville Police Department responded to Autumn Creek Subdivision, regarding the report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered an abandoned Toyota. It was apparent that multiple shots have been fired at the Toyota. The victim of the shooting had left the scene prior to the arrival of police officers. It was later determined that the victim of the shooting had been taken to an area hospital by motor vehicle. The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and he is expected to recover.

According to the information collected at the scene and from the victim, it appears that at least two individuals fired shots at the victim.

This appears to be a targeted attack and there are no further threats to the community at large. This is an ongoing and active investigation and the Hendersonville Police Department requests that anyone with any information regarding this very brutal attack call the Hendersonville Police Department or Hendersonville CrimeStoppers. The Hendersonville CrimeStoppers will provide up to a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this attack.

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 – Robbery of the landscapers on Lakeside Park Drive

Update

Due to the excellent response from the public, the Hendersonville Police Department was able to arrest the following people for this robbery:

Gregory C. Thompson, 20 years old, from Hendersonville

Aggravated robbery and theft under $1,000

Court date September 13, 2017

Gregory Thompson

 

 

Anthony W. Keeton, 20 years old, from Madison

Aggravated robbery and theft under $1,000

Court date September 13, 2017

Anthony Keeton

The solution of this investigation would not have been possible if it were not for the input of the citizens of Hendersonville. It is that teamwork between the public and the Hendersonville Police Department that will help provide a safer city.

Previous Release

On July 22, 2017, at approximately 6:00 PM there were two men completing their landscaping job in the area of Lakeside Park Drive in Hendersonville. As the two men were preparing to leave, they were confronted by a subject who pointed a gun at them and demanded their valuables. After stealing the valuables from the victim’s the subject ran from the area and was seen getting into a silver vehicle.

A short time later two individuals were captured on video as they were attempting to use the victim’s credit card. Attached are the photographs the suspects that attempted to use the victim’s credit card and the vehicle that was used by the suspects. A video of the suspects leaving the store is also available upon request.

It is very important that anyone who recognizes either one of these two individuals contact the Hendersonville Police Department. Anyone providing information into the arrest of the people involved in this armed robbery may be eligible for up to a $1000 reward from Crime Stoppers. Leads can be called in at 615-264-5303 or 615-822-1111.

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.

Chipwood Drive Carjacking

June 07, 2017, approximately four minutes after midnight, Officer Jones observed a vehicle that was acting suspiciously on West Main Street, which led to a vehicle registration check and the registration check revealed that the vehicle was stolen. The stolen vehicle was a 2010 Toyota Corolla. This vehicle is believed to have been stolen in Metro Nashville, May 31, 2017. The vehicle traveled to a dead end business district on Molly Walton Dr. with the occupants abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot through a wooded area and across SR 386 to a nearby neighborhood.

This same date at approximately 40 minutes after midnight, the Hendersonville Police Department received a report of a carjacking on Chipwood Drive. Four black male suspects, at least one believed to have a gun, approached a male victim as he had returned home from work. His phone and vehicle were stolen from him. No injuries were reported. The suspects then fled in the victim’s 2014 Honda Civic into Nashville. Discovery of multiple auto burglaries in the area lead investigators to believe the suspects were trying to locate a vehicle containing keys when they observed the carjacking victim arriving at his home.

As of 2:46 am on June 7, the stolen vehicle was reportedly seen in the Whites Creek Pike area of Nashville.  The investigation remains active.

*********************************** Update ***********************************

On June 16, 2017, at approximately 6:15 pm, the last of the four people responsible for the below-described incident was arrested in Antioch. Over the past ten days, the Hendersonville Police Department in cooperation with multiple other law enforcement agencies have worked together in order to bring this investigation to a successful conclusion. Some of the other agencies involved were the Metro Nashville Police Department, ATF, Lavergne Police Department, Smyrna Police Department and the Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Department.

Arrested were:

Deion Boyd, 18 years old from Nashville
Traivon Bohannon, 18 years old from Nashville
One juvenile 16 years old
One juvenile 17 years old

Each of these individuals has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft over $1,000.00. Detention hearings for the juveniles have been scheduled for next week. The court date for the two adults is both on July 12, 2017, in General Sessions Court. They are both being held on a $500,000 bond. There is a possibility that there will be other charges in the future.

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.

 

Carjacking Icident

On June 07, 2017, at approximately 12:04 am suspicious activity on West Main Street led to a vehicle registration check which returned stolen for a 2010 Toyota Corolla.  This vehicle is believed to have been stolen in a robbery in Metro Nashville, May 31, 2017.  The vehicle traveled to a dead end business district on Molly Walton Drive with the occupants abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot through a wooded area and across State Route 386 to a nearby neighborhood.

This same date at approximately 12:40 am HPD received a report of a carjacking on Chipwood Drive. Four black male suspects, at least one believed to have a gun, approached a male victim as he had returned home from work.  His phone and vehicle were stolen from him.  No injuries were reported.  The suspects then fled in the newly stolen vehicle to Nashville.  Discovery of multiple auto burglaries in the area lead investigators to believe the suspects were trying to locate a vehicle containing keys when they observed the carjacking victim arriving at his home. As of 2:46 am, the stolen vehicle was reportedly seen in the Whites Creek Pike area of Nashville.

Additional information will be released when available.  The investigation remains active. Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.