As Murfreesboro Police were investigating a recent firework theft from the tent that is at the intersection of South Church Street at Broad, a man on a bicycle was said to have interfered with official police work. The investigation was underway on Castle Street when an 18-year old rode up on a bike. Police asked the teen to simply leave, but he evidently stuck around and made the statement that he did not have to go "anywhere."
The report filed by MPD Officer Greg Brown stated, "[The suspect] was very close to Sgt. Anderson, so I stepped in between [the suspect] and Sgt. Anderson to block [the suspect] from having close contact with Sgt. Anderson. I again gave [the suspect] a lawful order to leave so that Sgt. Anderson could continue his investigation. [The suspect] then leaned in toward me causing me to extend my arms to create space. The individual then dropped his bicycle and began to tell me he would whip my [rear] ass if I'd take off my badge." It was at that point that the teen was placed into handcuffs and arrested for disorderly conduct.
During the investigation, the crowd gathering around the police officers on Castle Street was growing dangerously large. That was one of the many reasons the teen was told to leave the area. Furthermore, the report stated that the teenager was attempting to encourage the crowd.
The 18-year old was taken to the local jail where he was booked under a $1,500 bond.
MPD Arrest Report #15-12788