Strong arm robbery in parking lot of S. Church Street restaurant deemed to be FALSE

  Email   Print

Police headed to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant on South Church Street at 10:00 Saturday morning in reference to a strong arm robbery. 56-Year old Jeff Lee Hodge who lives at the Regal Inn, told police two unknown men robbed him of $40. However, police noticed his story was inconsistent and that he smelled of alcohol.

Hodge claimed he was assaulted by the two men who "violently" pushed him down after he walked out of the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Hodge said he then got up and ran to his nearby motel room. He said the assailants then fled the scene. The only problem is that Hodge lacked any visible injuries even though he suggested he was "violently" pushed. When confronted with the inconsistencies, Hodge admitted to concocting the story. He told police that he simply wanted his medication and that he is bipolar.

Once in the police car, police say the man tried to kick the passenger rear window out of the car. Despite his hostile behavior, officers transported him to the local hospital to be cleared because police wrote in their report that he was "highly intoxicated." The report stated, "Suspect was also extremely disruptive while being treated at the E.R. by screaming profanities and generally disturbing the staff there."


Hodge was charged with Filing a False Report, Disorderly Conduct, Vandalism, and Public Intoxication. He will face the courts on December 18, 2014. He remains jailed under a $5,050 bond.



Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Murfreesboro Police Arrest Report #14-21828

Read more from:
Cracker Barrel, Jeff Hodge, Jeff Lee Hodge, Murfreesboro news, Regal Inn, S. Church St., South Church, WGNS News
  Email   Print
Related Articles
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: