It is a fact; more and more crime is being reported at a local hotel called the Regal Inn in Murfreesboro. WGNS has witnessed an upswing in police reports being filed on the hotel property that is owned by a “Beth Throneberry,” according to Rutherford County property records. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has documented on their website that 14 convicted sex offenders are currently living at 2025 South Church Street, which is the address of the Regal Inn. No other single address in Murfreesboro has as many sex offenders as the address of 2025 S. Church St.
In the most recent case, which is drug related, a Murfreesboro Police Officer says that he pulled onto the property and viewed a vehicle that he suspected was being used for the purpose of making meth.
The officer evidently approached the car on foot and when he neared the vehicle the culprit fled at a high rate of speed. The report stated, “above suspect put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated at such a high rate of speed, white smoke appeared from the tires.” The report also shows the suspect nearly hit the officer and the officer wrote, “I was in fear of serious bodily injury.” The car fled the parking lot and onto South Church Street and to Rutherford Boulevard reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.
The pursuit reached the Cannon County line where the chase was called off. Warrants were later obtained for suspect Joshua Russell. He is now facing charges of aggravated assault, felony evading, felony reckless endangerment, and driving on a revoked license for a 4th offense. So far, Russell has not been arrested, but his abandoned Chevy Cavalier was recovered in Woodbury.
Murfreesboro Police Incident Report #13-6813