Mike Fitzhugh is officially the new Rutherford County Sheriff. After being voted in by the Rutherford County Commission last Thursday and sworn in after the meeting, he received his bond at 12:01am Monday morning.
Several armed subjects who were wearing ski mask alarmed residents in Murfreesboro on Tuesday night. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Department explains what happened...
At least 7 of the 9 subjects who were accused in the prank were MTSU Football Players. Because they were not arrested, we have not released their names.
Again, the incident was only a prank and no arrests were made after an investigation was conducted.
Head Football Coach Rick Stockstill stated:
"What started out as a playful prank by a group of freshmen could have turned into something worse. It's a valuable teaching lesson that I can use to help our young people. I talk to them daily about the violence going on in our country and how easily this could have turned into a similar situation. We will handle discipline internally.
"I am also very appreciative of the way Murfreesboro and University Police handled the situation and acted promptly."
Hear the call to dispatch:
This is the recording of one of the callers who notified Murfreesboro Police (6 min. and 4 sec.):
Hear the recording from Murfreesboro Police Dispatch to officers (3 min. and 4 sec.):
Below is a photo of an AirSoft shotgun similar to the one allegedly used in the above prank:
MPD Incident Report 14-16416
MPD Sgt. Kyle Evans
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