Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (01-10-19)

 

MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

A man is arrested after police say he raped a 15-year-old and sexually assaulted a 13-year-old in Nashville. Walter Velasquez, 28, was arrested on Thursday morning after two juvenile victims came forward and claimed to police about his sexual advances. According to the Metro police affidavit, Velasquez is the boyfriend to the victim’s mother and the 15-year-old claims that he has been raping her since she was 13-years-old, shortly after him and her mother started dating. The victim advised that her mother went to work on Saturday around 5 a.m., while she was looking after her 2-year-old sister Velazquez came into the room, forced her clothes off and began to have sex with her, read the affidavit. The other juvenile victim is 13-years-old and told officers that Velasquez has been inappropriately touching her. In Oct. 2018 he aggressively rubbed, touched and grabbed her buttocks then outside of her pants near her vagina, where he ran his hand down her shirt and grabbed her breasts, according to the police report. Velasquez is charged with rape and sexual battery, booked into the Davidson County jail with a bond set at $250,000.


Police Searching For Armed, Masked Robbery Suspect In Madison

Police are searching for suspect who was involved in an armed robbery out of Madison on Wednesday night. Officers responded to the Exxon at 3740 Dickerson Pike just before 9 p.m. for a suspect who stole money from the register at gunpoint. After the robbery, the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect is a male black who is 6’1″, 20-30 years old, thin build wearing a black hoodie, navy shorts, gloves, orange mask and armed with a small black pistol. The investigation is ongoing.


Trump Says He’s Ending FEMA Help for Wildfire Victims Due to “Forrest” Mismanagement

  • President Trump threatened to cut off FEMA funds to California wildfire victims because he thinks the state mismanages its forests.
  • “Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen,” Trump tweeted, twice misspelling “forest.”
  • He added, “Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money.”
  • Trump later resent the tweet with the correct spelling for “forest,” but not before earning the nickname “Forrest Trump” on Twitter.

OHIO GOVERNOR GRANTS CLEMENCY TO WOMAN FOR KILLING EX 

Ohio Governor John Kasich has finally commuted the sentence of a woman who killed her habitually abusive ex-boyfriend while he attacked her—after she’d already served 15 years in prison. Thomia Hunter was convicted of murdering Andrew Harris in 2005, but it wasn’t until this last June that the Ohio Parole Board recommended clemency on the basis of evidence not presented at her trial. But new evidence related to battered woman’s syndrome—a subcategory of PTSD—apparently convinced the parole board that Hunter was telling the truth, and also that Hunter “proved she suffered prior domestic abuse at Harris’s hands, and that she genuinely feared for her life and had no way to escape his attack in the minutes before she stabbed him.” Too bad the jury didn’t feel the same way when they convicted her of murder and felonious assault in 2005, for which she was ordered life in prison. She will be released July 15


3 MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO ROBBERIES

Officers stopped a vehicle fitting the description in connection to Nashville and Franklin robberies, three people have been arrested. A Trailblazer was pulled over on Clarksville Pike on Tuesday night with three male occupants in the vehicle. The SUV had an AR-15 style pistol under the rear passenger’s legs, 29 grams of marijuana, two black digital scales and three pistols, according to a Metro police affidavit. Donte Wilson, 18, Raymond Smith, 19 and Andre Rucker, 22 are charged with felony gun and drug possession and are under investigation for the robbery cases. They all are booked into the Davidson County jail with a bond set at $100,500.

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OVER 1000 ROCKS THROWN OFF TRAIN TRACK AT BICENTENNIAL PARK

OVER 1000 ROCKS THROWN OFF TRAIN TRACK AT BICENTENNIAL PARK

  OVER 1000 ROCKS THROWN OFF TRAIN TRACK AT BICENTENNIAL PARK More than 1,000 rocks were thrown from the top of the train trestle at Bicentennial Mall State Park overnight last night. For a second night in a row, park rangers had to clean up rocks they believe were intentionally thrown from the train tracks down…

SUSPECTS WANTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING IN LAVERGNE

SUSPECTS WANTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING IN LAVERGNE

  SUSPECTS WANTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING IN LAVERGNE A 40 year old hispanic man was shot and killed in front of Romas Pizza on Murfreesboro Rd in La Vergne last night, and police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspects. Lavergne Police haven’t release the details behind the shooting, but they say they…

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (07-18-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (07-18-19)

  BUTTIJEG HOLDS RALLY IN NASHVILLE Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a rally in Nashville at the Canary Ballroom last night, hoping to boost his chances to become the next president. He is the fourth democratic 2020 hopeful to make a stop in the mid-state. Beto O’rourke held an event in Nashville last week. After the rally,…

Metro Officer At The Center Of Internal Investigation Has History Of Disciplinary Actions

Metro Officer At The Center Of Internal Investigation Has History Of Disciplinary Actions

  Metro Officer At The Center Of Internal Investigation Has History Of Disciplinary Actions A Metro Nashville Police officer who was stripped of his police powers after video surfaced of him potentially using excessive force has been in trouble on the job before. Officer Barret Teague’s personnel file contains several complaints, but two internal investigations resulted…