Crime across the state
Posted: Friday, December 9, 2011 8:03 pm
Traffic stop nets
pizza robbery suspect
Nashville (AP) — A Nashville police officer’s attempt to stop a driver for a faulty brake light has led to robbery and auto theft charges.
A police report states an officer turned on his blue lights to pull over a Toyota Camry on Monday night, but the driver pulled into an apartment complex and bailed out of the car.
A K9 unit was called and a dog named Neeko found Ryan Anthony hiding behind a stack of firewood and bit him. The 21-year-old Anthony was then identified as a suspect in the robbery of a pizza delivery employee Monday afternoon. Police say Anthony was also driving a stolen car with pizza boxes and an air pistol in it. He’s charged with auto theft and aggravated robbery. He was also treated for a dog bite.
Memphis police look
for prisoner who fled the Med
Memphis (AP) — Authorities in Memphis are searching for a prisoner who escaped the Regional Medical Center. Memphis police spokeswoman Alyssa Macon-Moore says 47-year-old Darryl Williams ran away from the hospital at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police prisoners who are injured are often treated at the Regional Medical Center, also known as the Med.
Moore says Williams ran toward Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, which is next door to the Med. Circumstances that led to the escape were not yet being released. Williams had been arrested on a warrant for theft of property over $500 and burglary of a building.
Sentence for fatal crash into apartment
Jonesborough (AP) — An East Tennessee woman who pleaded guilty to crashing a pickup truck into an apartment, killing a 71-year-old man in his bed, apologized to the victim’s family before being sentenced to eight years in jail.
Twenty-five-year-old Ashley Dawn Langworthy of Jonesborough tearfully apologized Monday at her sentencing in Washington County. Langworthy pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.
The judge allowed Langworthy to remain free until Dec. 26.