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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Tennessee Department of Corrections foil Escape Plot of lone Female on Death Row

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Department of Corrections have foiled a plan to break the lone female death row inmate out of the Tennessee Prison for Women and arrested the individuals involved in the escape plot.

Today, 36-year-old Christa Gail Pike remains behind bars and two others have been charged with planning her escape from prison. «Read the rest of this article»

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Homicide leads to Police Standoff in North Clarksville

 

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Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville police and swat team members were called to a North Clarksville neighborhood this morning after receiving a call that shots had been fired. A residential burglary was in progress, and a man was reported to be bleeding on the front porch of a Quicksilver Court residence. The man crossed the street for help after his roommate  shot him in his residence during an argument.

When the Clarksville Police Department arrived on scene they found the shooting victim dead from his injuries, as of this time his name has not been released. There was a trail of blood leading back across the street to the house where the shooter was hiding barricaded inside one of the bedrooms.

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Clarksville Police extradite Homicide Suspect from North Carolina

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On March 3rd, 2012, Clarksville Police officers responded to a shots fired call at Building 6, 1523 Nolen Road. When officers entered the apartment they found Shardae Wright deceased in the bathtub from gunshot wounds. The suspect in the shooting, Nicholas Rico Durant fled the area and was later picked up by the North Carolina Highway Patrol around 10:00am.

On March 9th, 2012, around 2:45pm, Nicholas Rico Durant was extradited from North Carolina. He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and charged with the death of Shardae Wright.

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Man in Custody for Martin Street Homicide

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – A man is in custody and charged with Criminal Homicide in conjunction with the death of Daniel Dion Bridges, 39, of Clarksville.

The investigation by Detective Tim Anderson, uncovered that on October 17th, 2011 a verbal argument took place between the suspect,  Francisco Aguilar-Valencia, and the victim, Daniel Bridges, at 736 Martin Street; the reason for the argument has not been disclosed to Police.

Francisco Aguilar-Valencia

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Clarksville Police determine death of Douglas Ramey to be a Homicide

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – After processing the crime scene and conducting interviews, investigators have determined that the death of Douglas James Deante Ramey is a Homicide.

The time of death is believed to have occurred late August 15th or the early hours of August 16th.

Processing the vehicle. (Photo by Jim Knoll-CPD)

Processing the vehicle. (Photo by Jim Knoll-CPD)

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Clarksville Police Department releases name of man found deceased inside of vehicle

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN- On August 16th, 2011, around 6:56am, 911 received a call a vehicle parked behind a business located at 45 Crossland Avenue. The caller stated that the car had its doors open, and there was possibly a person inside.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 1995 Honda that had run into the side of a small shed. Approaching the vehicle the officers found  the body of an African American male inside.

Clarksville Police Department Investigators processing the victims car at the crime scene

Clarksville Police Department Investigators processing the victims car at the crime scene

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Man Found Deceased Inside of a Vehicle

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On August 16th, 2011, around 6:56am, 911 received a call from a business owner about a vehicle parked behind a Crossland Avenue business with the doors open, possibly with a person inside.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a vehicle which had run into the side of a building with deceased male inside.  The unattended death is being investigated as a Homicide.  The identity of the male will be released after notification of the next-of-kin.

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TBI Compiles Study on Ten Year Crime Trends in Tennessee

 

Ten Year Crime Trends 2001-2011

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recently compiled a study on the last ten years of crime statistics in Tennessee as reported by agencies across the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

The TBI’s Crime Statistics Unit has been publishing reports from the collected crime data since 2001 with this year marking the ten year anniversary for issuing studies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Crime in Tennessee 2010 Report shows dip in Crime for Third Year in a Row

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released the 2010 Crime in Tennessee report which showed a 2.6% decrease in overall crimes reported in Tennessee from 2009. This is the third year in a row that reported offenses decreased when compared with the previous year. This is the tenth year the Crime Statistics Unit within TBI has published the annual Crime in Tennessee report. 

For the 2010 calendar year, 582,134 Group A offenses were reported compared with 603,308 in 2009 with the largest majority of crimes being committed against property. Crimes in all three categories, against persons, property and society all decreased. With an estimated population of more than 6.3 million people, Tennessee has seen crime drop a total of just over 7% since 2008.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Man Charged in Dickson County Murder

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Dickson County man with criminal homicide for the April 1st, 2011 murder of a 79-year-old woman in her home in Dickson, Tennessee. 
 
Edgar Ray Bettis, 65, of Dickson, Tennessee, was arrested by authorities in Jackson, Mississippi on auto theft charges after he was caught traveling through Jackson on Saturday April 2nd, 2011 the day after the murder. «Read the rest of this article»

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