Top 5 Things You Need To Know Today (01-28-20)

Grandmother pleads for teenage suspect to return woman’s car

A family is pleading for a teenage suspect to return a mother’s car. Metro Police said the teen carjacked the woman at gunpoint at the October Homes Apartments in Madison on Thursday. The woman had her children with her at the time. The grandmother of those children, Lula Mosley, called 911 moments after it happened. The victim is a federal employee and had a gun, phone, iPad, personal belongings and a Federal ID in the car. Investigators are searching for a newer model maroon Ford Fusion with Tennessee license plate 4H2-0W0. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers.


US EMBASSY CONFIRMS ROCKETS WERE FIRED AT THEM

The U.S. State Department confirmed that at least five rockets were fired into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Sunday, lightly injuring one person. The embassy is located inside Baghdad’s Green Zone which houses many international embassies, and has been targeted many times in the past. One rocket reportedly struck a dining hall inside t he compound. No group has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, but the U.S. has previously blamed Iran-backed militias for targeting the embassy.


Lebanon police search for missing juvenile in Wilson County

The Lebanon Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing juvenile. 14-year-old Victoria Boles has been missing since Saturday. She was last seen getting into a large cab or truck. The driver was described as a white male in his 20’s. The vehicle was last seen on Carthage Highway going towards Carthage. If you have any information, please contact the Lebanon Police Department at 615-444-2323.


Charge dropped against suspect involved in death of Hendersonville officer

A judge has dismissed a reckless homicide charge against one of the two men involved in the death of a Hendersonville Police officer. Officer Spencer Bristol was hit and killed by a vehicle during a police chase in December which police say both Kevin Jordan and Emani Martin were involved. Police say Jordan was driving the car that Officer Bristol was chasing on Vietnam Vets Parkway. When the vehicle stopped, Jordan was the first to be arrested. Martin continued to run from Bristol, and that’s when Bristol was hit while crossing Interstate 65.

“I believe the state has insufficient evidence to charge him with reckless homicide,” said Judge Holt. “The court finds his actions were reckless and they ceased at the time he pulled over and surrendered, as shown on the video. I have not heard any proof he directed Mr. Martin in any way, shape or form.”

The men face multiple charges out of Sumner and Davidson County. However, on Monday, Davidson County General Sessions Court Judge John Aaron Holt dropped the reckless homicide charge against Jordan. The men still face charges in Sumner County. Martin was charged with evading arrest and criminal responsibility for reckless endangerment. Jordan was charged with felony evading, reckless endangerment and traffic related offenses.


Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Pilot Received Special Clearance to Fly in Thick Fog

  • Kobe Bryant’s helicopter pilot got special clearance from the Burbank Airport control tower to fly in thick fog on Sunday.
  • The clearance came despite the fact that Los Angeles police grounded their own choppers due to bad visibility.
  • Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people died when the helicopter crashed.
  • The effort to recover the victims’ bodies could take days due to the “terrain and condition” of the crash site.
  • The Lakers game scheduled for Tuesday, the team’s first following the death of Kobe Bryant, was postponed by the NBA on Monday afternoon.The team was supposed to play the Clippers at Staples Center, the arena that serves as home court for both franchises.The NBA said in a statement, “The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday.”No makeup date has been set.The Lakers next scheduled home game is Friday at Staples against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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