Mason Death Investigation Update

The Hendersonville Police Department is continuing to investigate the death of 29 years of age Linda Ashley Mason. The following is a summary of the investigation to this point:

May 18, 2015, 8:14 pm – Officers of the Hendersonville Police Department responded to a complaint at 129 Cherry Hills Drive in which the caller stated that she observed a “naked” lady walking toward her carrying a boat paddle. She said that she closed the door and called police. The caller went on to say that she was possibly intoxicated. Officers checked the area for the possibly intoxicated and naked lady and determined that she was no longer in the public. This female was later determined to be Linda Ashley Mason. Police discovered that Ms. Mason was not nude, but partially dressed. It also appears that Ms. Mason walked in the direction of the caller’s condo by mistake and was redirected toward her (Ms. Mason’s) condo.

May 19, 2015 3:24 pm – The Hendersonville Police Department was notified by Sumner County Emergency Medical Services that they were responding to 129 Cherry Hills Drive in regards to a female who was unresponsive. This female was later determined to be Linda Ashley Mason.

According to Skyline Hospital, Linda Ashley Mason suffered from a subdural hematoma and they performed surgery to attempt to eliminate the pressure to her brain.

May 19, 2015 Detectives of the Hendersonville Police Department realizing the seriousness of the diagnosis, begun the investigation. Numerous witnesses have been interviewed, searches have been conducted and potential evidence has been submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

May 21, 2015 at approximately 4:50 pm, Detectives of the Hendersonville Police Department were notified that Linda Ashley Mason had been determined to be “brain dead” and an autopsy would be performed in the future.

The autopsy determined that the cause of death was a subdural hematoma and the manner of death is pending. There was no obvious signs of what caused the bleeding on the brain and the final autopsy report is pending the results of the toxicology, evidence examination and the completion of the interviews of the investigators.

The Hendersonville Police Department extends our sincere sympathy to the family of Linda Ashley Mason and assures that we will diligently continue to investigate this matter until the conclusion.

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 Made In Business Theft

On June 10, 2015 at 1:25 a.m., Hendersonville Police observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Indian Lake Road and East Main Street. Investigation revealed that the occupants of the vehicle were stealing tires from area businesses.

Trevor Wayne Clark, age 23, of Madison, Tennessee and Caitlyn N. Lewis, age 22, also of Madison, Tennessee were both arrested. Each were charged with one count of Theft under Five Hundred Dollars and one count of Reckless Endangerment due to their four year old child being in the vehicle and placed in immediate danger.

Their General Sessions Court date was set for July 13, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Photographs of both defendants are attached to this release.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other 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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Arrest in Burglary and Theft from Church

On June 06, 2015, the Hendersonville Police Department responded to the Hendersonville Pentecostal Church located on Rockland Road. A burglary and theft over one thousand dollars was reported to police.

On June 09, 2015, the investigation led to the arrest of Phillip Anthony Williams, age 29, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. He was charged with Burglary and one count of Theft over one thousand dollars. His General Sessions Court date was set for July 08, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. A photograph is attached to this release.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other 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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Update: Arrest made in Attempted Abduction

On June 10, 2015 at 9:26 a.m., the Hendersonville Police Department received a report of a male in his twenties on Stadium Drive, who had exposed himself to a nine year old male victim and then attempted to reach for the child.

Responding officers were able to locate the suspect and investigation resulted in Giovanni A. Qointanilla, age 23, of Hendersonville being charged with one count of criminal attempt to commit Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and one count of Indecent Exposure. His General Sessions Court date and bond were pending at the time of this release.

The H.P.D. would request that a photograph not be released to allow other law enforcement agencies time to compare cases.

Investigation continues in this matter and anyone with information on this crime or any other 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.

 

Updated  06/12/15

A photograph is attached to this release of Giovanni A. Qointanilla. His bond was set at five Hundred Thousand Dollars. His Sumner County General Sessions Court date was set for July 08, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

 

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Aggravated Burglary Arrest of Matthew Patton Frazier

On May 27, 2015 at approximately 12:55 am., the Hendersonville Police responded to a reported burglary on Indian Lake Rd. Police learned the resident awoke to discover an unknown man in his residence.  The suspect fled the area when confronted.  Police located the suspect several minutes later when responding to another call for service in the vicinity of the first call.  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Matthew Patton Frazier, age 40, of Cranwill Drive in Hendersonville. He was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated burglary and one count of theft over five hundred dollars. His bond is set at Fifty Thousand Dollars and his General Sessions Court date was set for July 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. A photograph of Matthew Patton Frazier is attached to this release.

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.

 

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Two Till Tap Thefts

UPDATE:  05/23/15

On May 22, 2015 at 11:45 p.m., members of the Hendersonville Police Department arrested Lauren Dedden, age 31, of Fontaine Drive in Goodlettsville for the below two thefts. Her General Sessions Court date was unknown at the time of this release. Her bond was set at fifteen thousand dollars. A photograph is attached to this release.

The Hendersonville Police Department as always, would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in helping solve these crimes.

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On May 20, 2015 at 9:15 p.m., the Hendersonville Police Department received a report of an attempted theft at the Exxon located at 1082 West Main Street. The clerk reported that a 5’ 2” to 5’ 5” white female appearing to be between 30 and 35 years of age went to pay for gas and when he opened the cash drawer, the female attempted to snatch money from the drawer but was unsuccessful. The female left the area in an older silver four door Toyota type vehicle with a temporary license plate.

On the same date at 9:21 p.m., the Hendersonville Police Department received a report of another theft that had just occurred in the same manner as above at the Walgreen’s located at 365 New Shackle Island Road. The female suspect and vehicle appeared to be the same as the first incident. An undetermined amount of cash was grabbed by the suspect in this incident.

Photographs of the suspect are attached to this media release. The H.P.D. is asking for help from the media and public in identifying this suspect.

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

 

 

 

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Robbery

On May 15, 2015 at 3:37 p.m. the Hendersonville Police Department received a 911 call in reference to an alleged robbery that had just occurred on Spring House Court. The caller stated that she had been robbed of cash by a male and a female subject.

Investigation has resulted in robbery warrants being obtained charging Brandon Anthony Vitier, age 28, of Hendersonville and Tera Christine Sudduth, age 29, of Hendersonville. Photographs of both suspects are attached to this release.

The Hendersonville Police Department is actively seeking both suspects. Anyone having knowledge of their whereabouts, please contact the police department. 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:

On May 17, 2015 at approximately 10:15 pm, the Kentucky State Police arrested Brandon Anthony Vitier, age 28, of Hendersonville and Tera Christine Sudduth, age 29, of Hendersonville at a motel in Franklin, Kentucky. The pair are being held in the Simpson County Jail awaiting extradition to Sumner County.

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Robbery Suspect Arrested

On 5/05/2015 at 5:50 p.m., a seventeen year old reported to the Hendersonville Police Department that he had been robbed of personal property in the area of the Waterview Apartments by a male black subject.

Investigation has revealed that the suspect is a Kamaron D. Lewis; age twenty-two, of Hendersonville, Tennessee. A warrant for one count of robbery was obtained for Kamaron D. Lewis on 5/05/2015.

On 5/06/2015, Kamaron D. Lewis turned himself into the Sumner County jail. A photograph of Kamaron D. Lewis is attached to this release. His court date was set for May 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the General Sessions Court of Sumner County. His bond amount was unknown at the time of this release.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other 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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2015 HPD Police Memorial Service

 

The annual Hendersonville Police Memorial Service will be held at the Hendersonville Church of
Christ in Hendersonville at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2015.  This service will be honoring all
police officers who have been killed in the line of duty, in America , remembering that
Hendersonville has lost four (4) of our officers in the line of duty.  Those officers were Reserve
Officer James Gammons (while in foot pursuit of a fleeing suspect on July 13, 1974), Sergeant
Richard Bandy (killed on January 19, 1980), Sergeant Jody Sadek (killed on September 20, 1988), and
Officer Danny MacClary (killed on September 27, 2000).  We will also be remembering those officers
of our neighboring agencies , killed in the line of duty.

We must never forget that those who choose law enforcement as a career are often called upon to
sacrifice their lives, while attempting to maintain order and while keeping the citizens of their
community safe.  In 2014 , 127 officers were killed in America while performing their duties.  So
far in 2015 , 39 officers have lost their lives performing their duties.  This ceremony is intended
to honor all of those officers who have given their lives in the line of duty for the communities
for which we so proudly serve.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend this memorial service.

 

Alcohol Compliance Checks

On April 23, 2015, members of the Hendersonville Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks of several local establishments.

Twenty-Five locations were visited and all but one refused to sell an alcoholic beverage to an underage customer. The following establishment sold alcohol to an underage customer:

Ricardo’s located at 230 New Shackle Island Road, the server charged was Oscar A. Garria, age 19, of Hendersonville, Tennessee

The offending server was cited for selling an alcoholic beverage to a minor and his court appearance was set for May 11, 2015 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.