Reported sexual assault places Murfreesboro schools on lockdown

Nov 17, 2017 at 03:00 pm by Voice Wire


The Murfreesboro Police Department is asking the public for help in solving a crime.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14 just before 1:00 p.m., MPD responded to a call in the area of Sunset Avenue of an Aggravated Rape and Robbery.

The victim reported the suspect approached her in her driveway, displayed a gun and forced her into a detached garage where the sexual contact occurred. He then robbed her of money and her cell phone and fled on foot. Mitchell Neilson Schools were placed on a precautionary lockdown for a short time because of their close proximity.

The victim described him as a black male dressed in dark clothing and having a silver handgun.

The Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit is continuing to aggressively investigate this case. Development of persons of interest is ongoing.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Criminal Investigations at 615-893-2717, Murfreesboro Police Dispatch at 615-893-1311 or Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at 615- 893-7867 (STOP).

Murfreesboro Police urges all residents to remain vigilant. If you see anyone or anything suspicious call for assistance. Extra patrols in the Sunset Avenue area are continuing.

Sections: Crime & Safety

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