Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-08-19)

 

Five Teens Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Nashville Singer

Five teenagers were arrested early Friday morning in the killing of a former Belmont University student and singer in West Nashville. Police said Yorlets was shot outside of the home on the 3200 block of Torbett Street, He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died. Early Monday morning, Metro Nashville Police Department arrested five teenagers in connection with the robbery and shooting. The suspects include three girls, ages 15, 14, and 12 and two boys, ages 16 and 13. Detectives said they will be taken to Juvenile Detention, and will be charged with criminal homicide.


Former Dance Instructor Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges In Davidson Co.

A former dance instructor pled guilty on Thursday to statutory rape charges in Davidson County Criminal Court. Ross McCord pled guilty to one count of statutory rape by an authority figure and received an eight-year sentence. McCord, a former instructor at a Franklin dance studio, will be required to be on the sex offender registry for life and is forbidden to have contact with the victim, a 14-year-old girl.


Former Circuit Court Clerk Employee Claims Richard Rooker Forced Sex On Her

A former female employee in the Davidson County Circuit Court Clerk office has accused longtime clerk Richard Rooker of sexual harassment, according to court documents filed on Thursday. In the lawsuit, she asks for $1 million in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages. She claims that beginning in March 2006 she was called into Rooker’s office and he requested her to kiss him. She claims that after the unwanted kiss, Rooker forcefully pushed her head down to his genital area and demanded, compelled and required her to perform sexual acts. She said in the lawsuit he continued this behavior until 2018 and it occurred about once a week. She claims she retired in 2018 in good standing, but said, according to the lawsuit, she was “constructively terminated as she was unable to cope with the hostile work environment as presented to her.” The lawsuit claims that a great majority of the sexual encounters occurred either in Rooker’s office or in the conference room inside the Davidson County Courthouse. She also claimed that Rooker “grabbed and fondled” her breasts while in the elevator of the courthouse.


Teenager Accused Of Killing Elderly Man Makes Bond

It was 2017 when police say Myeisha Brown shot and killed Ruxin Wang as he was taking out the trash on Claiborne Street in Nashville. The 74-year-old grandfather had just stepped out of his son’s newly purchased home when he was shot and killed. At the time, Myeisha Brown was 16-years-old but a judge later determined that given her lengthy criminal history, she should be tried as an adult. Since the crime happened, Brown has remained behind bars on a $100K bond. Last week though, Ruxin Wang’s family became aware of a fundraising website had been launched to help Myeisha bail out of jail for a court hearing scheduled this Friday. So far the website has raised more than $11,000.

“It’s like a slap in the face, it seems like we don’t have a voice as victims,” Ruxin’s son Yun Wang said earlier this week.

On Friday morning Brown appeared back before a judge as the district attorney tried to determine the legitimacy of the funds which had been raised online. Brown’s attorney maintained her innocence and said that she has the right to bond out of jail, as does anyone else accused of a crime. A judge though determined that the money raised was legitimate and not obtained in an illegal manner. Based on a prior ruling the 17-year-old can remain out of jail so long as she has a GPS monitoring bracelet and does not leave the state of Tennessee.


NYPD Tells Waze Users to Stop Revealing DWI Checkpoints

  • The NYPD wants Google to prevent Waze users from revealing DWI checkpoints to other drivers.
  • The department sent a cease-and-desist letter to Google, which responded,  “We believe that informing drivers about upcoming speed traps allows them to be more careful and make safer decisions when they’re on the road.”
  • In analyzing the showdown, Gizmodo writes, “It’s hard to imagine how the NYPD could legally enforce this demand…unless Google was found to be intentionally encouraging users to help each other get away with breaking the law.”

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Flash Flood Watch for parts of Middle Tennessee

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NMAAM RECEIVES $1 MILLION DONATION

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Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-20-19)

Top 5 Things You Should Know Today (02-20-19)

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POLICE RECOVERED STOLEN CARS IN HENDERSONVILLE

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