(La Vergne, TN) UPDATED - At 7:00 o'clock Thursday night (4/21/2022), La Vergne Police were alerted to a possible stolen vehicle entering the La Vergne city limits. Officers soon located the pickup truck and attempted a traffic stop on Waldron Rd. at Ingram Blvd.
Within a few minutes, the driver stopped the vehicle, jumped out and fled on foot. He was seen by officers scaling a fence and entering Bobcat of Nashville on Industrial Boulevard in La Vergne.
A perimeter was quickly set up by officers.
K9 Sgt. Powell and his K9 partner Mike entered the Bobcat property with another officer in an attempt to locate and apprehend the suspect. K9 Mike quickly alerted to the location of the suspect in a large dumpster on the property. He was ordered out of the dumpster, complied and immediately taken into custody.
The suspect was identified as 42-year-old Paul Hill of Nashville.
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The stolen vehicle was recovered and numerous open alcohol containers and illegal contraband were located inside the truck. A female in the passenger seat of the stolen vehicle was interviewed by police and released a short time later.
La Vergne Police Chief Chip Davis said, “This event was a great example of how valuable our K9 partners are to the agency and community. Without the skill and training of our K9s and their handlers, suspects like the one arrested might have escaped capture.”
At the time of his arrest, Hill was listed as being under “Community Supervision” by the South Central Human Resources Agency under contract with the Tennessee Department of Correction. However, the Department of Correction shows that he was listed as an “Absconder of Community Correction” and the agency in Fayetteville, Tennessee shows his last date to check-in was on June 1, 2021.
In 2016, Hill was sentenced to serve a split confinement in prison, followed by a supervised release. His 2016 sentencing was the result of a Coffee County, TN conviction that included multiple counts of theft and drug possession.
The La Vergne Police Department investigation is ongoing and pending charges are still to be determined. Additional charges could be filed by other agencies.
As of Friday, Paul Harvey Hill remained behind bars at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
LaVergne Police Dept.
TN Department of Correction
TDOC ID: 00280616
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