Robbery Suspect

Update

Donald D. Freeman, 54 years of age from Cincinnati, Ohio, the victim of the robbery on January 25, 2018, has been charged with patronizing prostitution. He is currently being held in the Sumner County Jail under a $5,000.00 bond. His General Session Court appearance is set for February 12, 2018, at 9:00 am. See the attached mug shot.

The suspect in the robbery has been identified as Troy Tomes, 21 years of age from Scottsville, Kentucky. The Hendersonville Police Department is seeking information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information that leads to the arrest of this suspect is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303. If the information provided leads to the arrest of the suspect, the caller is eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00.

 

Original Release

On January 25, 2018, the Hendersonville Police Department received a complaint from a victim who was staying at a local hotel. The victim stated that he made contact with a suspect on a dating app and requested he come to the hotel, and at about 11:00 pm on January 24, 2018, the subject came to his hotel room. Once in the room, the suspect robbed the victim.

Attached is a photo of the suspect at the hotel. Anyone who has information about the identity of the suspect is encouraged to contact the Hendersonville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303 or Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at the number below.

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400. Anyone providing information leading to the arrest of this susject may be entitled to a reward up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

 

Suspect photo

Bank Robbery – Update

Update

On January 19, 2018, at approximately 12:50 am the Hendersonville Police Department, the  F.B.I. Violent Crimes Task Force with the assistance of the Metro Nashville Police Department, arrested Derek Perry, 35 years of age, on warrants taken out by Det. Neal Harris of the Hendersonville Police Department. The F.B.I. provided information to the Hendersonville Police Department and after an investigation, it was determined that Derek Perry committed the robbery at 169 East Main Street. The Hendersonville Police Department was able to locate Derek Perry at the Roadway Inn, 311 West Trinity Lane, Nashville.

Derek Perry was taken into custody without further incident, by the Hendersonville Police Department and the F.B.I. Violent Crimes Task Force. As a result of this arrest, it has been determined that Perry is possibly facing charges for five other bank robberies in the Nashville area.

At the time of this release, Perry is in Federal custody and the court date for the state charges has not been determined.

 

Derek Perry

 

 

Original Release

On January 18, 2018, at approximately 12:12 pm, the U.S. Bank at 169 East Main Street in Hendersonville was robbed. The suspect is described as a white, male 5-10, 180-190 pounds. A photo of the suspect is attached to this media release.  No one was hurt during this robbery and no weapon was displayed.  Anyone in the area that witnessed this incident or anyone who can identify the suspect is encouraged to contact the Hendersonville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 615-264-5303 or Hendersonville Crime Stoppers.

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.

 

Front 2Full photo

 

Stolen Vehicle From Liquor Store

On January 2, 2012, the Hendersonville Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was parked at Center Point Liquors, 1191 West Main Street Hendersonville, Tennessee when a subject gets out of a red 4 door car and into the stolen white Acura TL.  The suspect drives off towards Madison on West Main Street.

It is believed that both the white and red vehicle that is seen in the video is involved in the theft of the Acura. There is obvious damage to the driver’s side front fender of the white vehicle.

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.

 

 

Pursuit into Hendersonville on December 27, 2017

On December 27, 2017, the Hendersonville Police Department was provided with information regarding a pursuit that was entering the city limits. The pursuit was regarding a stolen vehicle from Lebanon, Tennessee. Officers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Sumner County Sheriff’s Department that were engaged in the pursuit were joined by a traffic officer from Hendersonville. Information was relayed to the patrol supervisor and it was determined that spike strips would be deployed. The spike strips were deployed on Vietnam Veteran’s Blvd. near New Shackle Island Road. The fleeing vehicle’s tires were deflated and it stopped in the median of the bypass. No other vehicles or people were involved in the incident.

One subject was taken into custody. It was reported that the person did not have any identification and provided the name Christopher Williams. His identity has not been confirmed. Hendersonville Police will not have any charges since Sumner County and Lebanon Police will be investigating and prosecuting.

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.

Stolen Vehicle Arrests After Pursuit

On December 26, 2017, at approximately 1:12 am, Officer Stephens of the Hendersonville Police Flex Team discovered a stolen vehicle on West Main Street. The vehicle was occupied by four people and once Officer Stephen activated his emergency equipment, the vehicle fled and attempted to evade capture. After a pursuit, the vehicle crashed in the area of I-24 and Briley Parkway.

It was determined that the four occupants of the vehicle were juveniles, one seventeen years old and three sixteen years old. One of the teens was treated at the hospital for a minor injury and released. All four juveniles are currently being detained in Sumner County Juvenile Detention, awaiting a detention hearing. The date of the hearing will be determined on December 27, 2017.

It has been determined that this was another attempted gun store burglary. The charges are evading arrest, possession of burglary tools, and possession of stolen property. The driver of the vehicle was 16 years old and he will be charged with these crimes and reckless endangerment.

Mayor Clary will be holding a press conference at City Hall on December 27, 2017, at 2:00 pm to discuss this and the other crimes that have involved juveniles. The address for Hendersonville City Hall is 101 North Maple Drive.

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.

 

Guns and Leather Attempted Burglary

On December 21, 2017, at approximately 2:02 am, Officer Jones of the Hendersonville Police Department observed three subjects approach the Guns and Leather Store. They broke the glass in the front door of the business and tried to make entry. The suspect fled from the store on foot and got into a car that was waiting across the street. Officers tried to stop the vehicle and it fled the area. After a short pursuit the fleeing vehicle crashed into the field at Greenlea Blvd. and SR 386 in Gallatin. Five people ran from the vehicle. Three of the suspects were captured after a foot pursuit. The two other suspects were captured with the assistance of the Gallatin Police Department, Sumner County Sheriff’s Department and Lt. Brad Lund of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Aviation Unit.

Arrested were four juveniles:

14-year-old male

17-year-old male

15-year-old male

17-year-old female

The four juveniles have been transported to Sumner County Juvenile Detention and are awaiting a detention hearing. They have been charged with Attempted Burglary, Attempted Theft under $1,000, Vandalism over $1,000 and Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle. The 17-year-old drive has an additional charge of Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon.

The only adult that was arrested was: Deangenet Parks, 18 years old from Nashville. She was charged with Attempted Burglary, Attempted Theft under $1,000, Vandalism over $1,000, Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle and three counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

At the time of this release, the bond and court date have not been determined for Parks. Her photo will be made available as soon as possible.

The City of Hendersonville would like to send the message to those who are considering committing such crimes in this city, that we are committed to their apprehension and prosecution. The Hendersonville Police Department will expend the resources necessary to solve the crime, locate, arrest and prosecute the people who would prey on the citizens of Hendersonville.

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.

Aggravated Kidnapping Arrest

On December 16, 2017, Officers from the Hendersonville Police Department responded to an aggravated kidnapping that originated on Edgewood Drive. The victim reported to officers that he was bound by duct tape and forcibly removed from his home. On December 17, 2018, Ralph Donaway, 43 years of age, from Nashville was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, auto theft, and aggravated burglary. Donaway is currently being held on a $75,000.00 bond in the Sumner County Jail. His General Sessions Court date is January 10, 2018.

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.

 

Ralph Donaway

Ralph Donaway

Sexual Battery Arrest

On December 15, 2017, it was reported to the Hendersonville Police Department that an Uber driver was touched inappropriately by a passenger that she had picked up. The incident took place in the area of River Road.  On December 17, 2017, James E. Thornton, 48 years of age from Hendersonville, was arrested and charged with sexual battery. Thornton has posted a $5,000.00 bond and his General Session Court date is January 24, 2018.

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 Thornton

James E. Thornton

Cobbler Circle Vehicle Thefts and Burglaries

On October 13, 2017, the Hendersonville Police Department received complaints of several vehicle burglaries and two vehicle thefts in the area of Cobbler Circle. The investigation has been ongoing. On November 28, 2017, an arrest was made in the case.

Arrested was: Christian Michael Furlow, age 18, of Nashville, Tennessee. He was charged with two counts of Theft under 1,000.00, two counts of Burglary, and two counts of Theft over 10,000.00. His General Sessions Court date was set for January 10, 2018, and his bond was set at 100.000.00 dollars. A photograph of Furlow is attached. Both vehicles have been recovered in this case.

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.

christain furlow

Christian Michael Furlow

Fatality Crash

On November 12, 2017, at approximately 1322 hrs., Hendersonville Police were notified of a single vehicle crash in the 300 block of Shute Ln.  A female passenger was determined to be deceased at the scene.  A male driver was transported to Skyline in critical condition.  No other persons or vehicles were involved.  Identification will not be provided at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing. Further inquiries should be directed to Sgt. Michael Germany, 615-822-1111.