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A 17-year-old Murfreesboro student was arrested and charged with two felony counts of making false reports Thursday after publishing threatening posts on social media. An Instagram post surfaced Thursday afternoon and threatened to “kill these people at Riverdale High School.” The post specified that the crime would occur at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The …

Photo courtesy of Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook  Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office detective Jason Mathis was placed on administrative leave during investigations internally and by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, according to a statement sent by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Mathis had worked at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years. Sidelines …

Story by Bailey Wilson / Assistant News Editor A couple died after a domestic violence shooting occurred Wednesday night at their Annadel Court home off state Route 96 West with their two-year-old son inside. Patrol deputies found the bodies of Anthony, 47, and Amanda, 36, Gaunichaux inside their home, according to lead Detective Angela Hall. “(Amanda) …

Photo courtesy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office / Facebook Narcotics detectives seized $40,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine and about $100 worth of heroin from suspect and Murfreesboro resident Dustin James Thompson after a month-long investigation, according to a post published on the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page on Monday. The post states that …

Photo courtesy of Flickr Murfreesboro Police responded to a strong arm robbery at the McDonald’s restaurant on Old Fort Parkway on Friday at approximately 2:20 p.m. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with the victim. The victim, who works at the McDonald’s, stated that she was eating in her vehicle on her break when she noticed a …

Two MTSU students were arrested on campus for domestic assault and vandalism last Thursday at approximately 11:02 p.m. According to the report, MTSU Police officers were dispatched to Monohan Hall to respond to a possible domestic assault victim. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with a female student who claimed that she had been assaulted by …