Wednesday, October 4, 2023

MTSU student arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal trespassing


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According to a MPD police report, Murfreesboro Police officer arrested an MTSU student early Thursday morning for illegally possessing a loaded handgun, criminal trespassing that occurred in June 2016 and three warrants out of Metro Nashville for failure to appear in court.

The student, 22-year-old Jaidarius Temple, was a passenger in a vehicle entering Aspen Heights Apartments, an off-campus apartment complex that advertises itself as “MTSU student housing” though it is not affiliated with the university.

According to the officer, who was off-duty at the time, he “smelled the odor of burnt marijuana” upon making contact with the driver.

The officer conducted a probable cause search and arrested Temple after finding the handgun and running a criminal background check.

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