Herbert Jones drives stolen semi-truck to Motel 6 on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard

46-year-old Herbert Jones was caught with a stolen Freightliner semi-truck near Motel 6 on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard on May 9th, 2024. The vehicle was reported stolen in 2023. Officers made contact with Jones, who claimed that he had purchased the truck from someone named Rod Patrick in November 2023. Jones had no paperwork about the sale and stated that he paid $40,000 in cash for the vehicle. The vehicle was registered in his name, and the seller gave another title. All the VINs were removed prior to the sale except one located on the engine, which did not match the registration VIN. The truck was valued at $90,000. Jones was taken into custody for possession of stolen property.

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Robert Smith caught with contraband after driving stolen Chevy Silverado

26-year-old Robert Benjamin Smith drove past officers in a stolen silver Chevy Silverado on Dotsonville Road on December 14th.  Officers conducted a traffic stop at the Foxland Drive and Barney Lane intersection. They learned that Smith did not have insurance on the truck and the tag belonging to it had expired in January 2022. A canine unit was then alerted to the driver’s side door during the investigation, leading to a search of the vehicle. During the search, officers located a stolen handgun, multiple syringes, a glass pipe, numerous small Ziploc baggies, a small bag containing .67 grams of methamphetamine, a set of knuckles, and a prescription bottle with multiple unknown pills broken into sections. When Smith was in custody, he helped them locate a small cellophane baggie with Xanax. He was taken into custody for the theft of a handgun, unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of prohibited weapons, failure to comply with financial responsibility, unlawful removal of registration, a methamphetamine violation, and simple possession.

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James Pridemore drives stolen vehicle, caught with meth and heroin

31-year-old James Pridemore was found in a stolen Volkswagen Passat on November 10th. Pridemore was seen with two females in said vehicle. When Deputy E. Dube detained them, Pridemore admitted to having meth, heroin, and needles. When conducting a probable cause search, the deputy found a small backpack Pridemore said was his. In the bag, he located multiple needles, a baggie of meth, and a baggie of heroin. The car was confirmed stolen from Metro Nashville and was valued at around $4500. Pridemore was taken into custody and charged with possession of stolen property, methamphetamine violation, and simple possession/casual exchange.

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