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Man posing as Williamson County deputy, sheriff’s office warns

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Offis is warning thatA man has been posing as a deputy in order to scam victims through social media and text messages. The sheriff’s office said the man is in no way associated with the department. Eaves said, the con artist poses as a law enforcement officer reaching out to people on social media apps like KIK, Facebook Messenger and even text messaging.
If you are contacted by someone posing as law enforcement, contact the sheriff’s office at 615-790-5550.


Attack could cause spike in gas prices

A drone attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia could cause you to spend as much as 25 cents extra at the gas pump. Saudi Arabia is world’s leading exporter in crude oil. According to AAA officials, gas prices nationally are about $2.56, but Tennessee is below average at $2.27. In Nashville, the average price is about $2.34.


TEENS ARRESTED FOR ROBBING MAPCO

Three juveniles were arrested for robbing a Mapco this morning and another one is still at large after fleeing from police. The suspects used a rock to smash the front window of the Mapco on the 400 block of Harding Place just before 2 a.m. The driver and one of the passengers stayed in the vehicle and were taken into custody, but two of the other passengers fled on foot. One of the fleeing suspects was caught and the other is still at large. Police found lottery tickets, Juul e-cigarettes, cigarettes, food, drinks and toiletries taken in the burglary inside the vehicle


14-year-old charged with attempted murder, arson in Springfield

An arson investigation led to a 14-year-old being charged with attempted murder in Robertson County. The incident happened Woodland Street in Springfield. The suspect poured gas on the side of a home and tried to set fire to it. According to police, he also “openly” confessed to shooting Anthony Swoopes back in May. He was arrested and charged with both arson and attempted murder. He’s being held at the Juvenile Detention Center until his trial date, which has not yet been set. Police did not release his identity.


POLICE CHIEF WON’T GO TO OVERSIGHT MEETING

Nashville police Chief Steve Anderson won’t attend an “emergency meeting” called by Community Oversight Board scheduled for today The COB investigates his department and tension between the agencies continues to simmer. Multiple members suggested the public meeting would be an opportunity to exert “maximum pressure” on Anderson and city leaders. COB executive director William Weeden acknowledged Anderson and the police department has “recently begun to show some more participation.” But Weeden said Anderson previously brushed aside efforts to cooperate.

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