Murfreesboro police nab man threatening family when he took a smoke break

Jan 26, 2019 at 09:49 am by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Police Department

Here's a good reason not to let anyone smoke in your house.

Murfreesboro Police were able to defuse a domestic altercation Thursday afternoon Jan. 24, when the suspect was forced to go outside to smoke.

Around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Murfreesboro Police were called to the 100 block of Arnold Lane near Rutherford Boulevard in reference to a domestic situation, according to an MPD press release.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with the suspect’s father who informed them his son, Andrew Tennyson (pictured here), 29, was making threats inside the home with a loaded AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and refusing to come out. 

Members of the Special Operation Unit were dispatched to the scene and set up a perimeter around the residence.

While officers were monitoring the situation, Tennyson stepped out the back door to smoke a cigarette, and that’s when officers were able to take him into custody successfully.

His weapon and drug paraphernalia were collected at the scene.

While being booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, a small bag of marijuana was discovered inside a pack of cigarettes in his possession.

Tennyson was charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault, Simple Possession of Schedule VI, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility.


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