Female Allegedly Held Captive for 3-Days, Resulting in Suspect Being Charged with Rape and Kidnapping

Nov 29, 2022 at 01:24 pm by WGNS News

(WARREN COUNTY, TN) In nearby Warren County, a man was charged with kidnapping and rape after allegedly holding a woman captive for three daysm according to Sheriff Jacki.... Read More

UPDATED: More Details on Smyrna Man Convicted for 2020 Rape on Florence Road in Murfreesboro

Nov 03, 2022 at 11:16 am by WGNS News

(MURFREESBORO, TENN.) - UPDATED - We have more details on the conviction of a 41-year-old Smyrna, TN man who was found guilty on multiple rape charges late last month. Ilaz N.... Read More

Smyrna Man Found Guilty of Sexual Offenses Committed during a Party at a Florence Road Home in 2020

Oct 21, 2022 at 09:55 pm by WGNS News

(RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN.) A 41-year-old Smyrna, TN man was found guilty on rape charges October 21st and is now awaiting sentencing. Ilaz Neziri was arrested under a sealed.... Read More

Rape Conviction Confirmed - Murfreesboro Man Added to TN Sex Offender Registry

Jun 16, 2022 at 07:44 pm by WGNS

WGNS confirmed the suspect in a 2020 rape investigation has officially been convicted on two counts of rape. 31-Year-old Joshua D. Walton of Murfreesboro was added to the Se.... Read More

Bedford County man facing rape of a child charges

Jun 08, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

A Bedford County man is behind bars after multiple charges involving child sex abuse. According to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, Rustin Bowen, age 37, is now.... Read More

Murfreesboro man facing rape charge - Past charges recently heard in court

Jun 02, 2022 at 01:45 pm by WGNS

We have more news on a subject who was arrested on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Rutherford County for rape. Joshua Walton was taken into custody on the same day that he was schedul.... Read More

Aggravated Statutory Rape Suspect Pleads GUILTY in Murfreesboro

Mar 04, 2022 at 10:56 am by WGNS

A 31-year-old man arrested on charges of rape in 2021, has been convicted in Murfreesboro.Prior to his arrest, Billy Frank Savage was said to be on the run for over a year, af.... Read More

Pastor on Trial for Rape Thursday Found Dead in Murfreesboro Parking Garage as Jury was Deliberating

Dec 02, 2021 at 04:39 pm by WGNS

UPDATED: A Florida pastor who was accused of raping two young girls while visiting Murfreesboro in 2014 went before the Rutherford County Courts on Thursday (12/02/2021) for t.... Read More

Agencies Work Together to Protect Children and Arrest Child Abusers

Nov 19, 2021 at 04:16 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro — “The agencies in Rutherford County have a rich history of working together to protect children in our community,” said Child Advocacy Cen.... Read More

Man Indicted on Rape and Kidnapping Charges After Allegedly Posing as Rideshare Driver

Oct 05, 2021 at 02:58 pm by WGNS

  A Lebanon, Tennessee man has been arrested after allegedly raping a woman after police say he picked the victim up while posing as a rideshare driver. The arrest came.... Read More

TBI: Former Williamson County Deputy accused of mishandling information in rape case to potentially benefit friend

Sep 17, 2021 at 09:44 am by WGNS

FRANKLIN – A former Williamson County deputy faces a felony charge of misconduct following an investigation by special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investiga.... Read More

Man charged with rape and multiple counts of aggravated statutory rape

Sep 14, 2021 at 06:13 pm by WGNS

  A 31-year-old man by the name of Billy Savage was said to be on the run for over a year, after learning that he was facing rape charges that were handed down by a Ruth.... Read More

UPDATE: Florida Pastor Facing Rape Charges in Murfreesboro BACK Behind Bars

Sep 09, 2021 at 11:46 am by WGNS

The pastor from Florida who is facing multiple rape charges in Murfreesboro was re-arrested, as he awaits an upcoming trial. David Alan Rowan was taken into custody and booked.... Read More

78-Year-Old Lebanon, TN Man Pleads Guilty in 40+ Year Old Rape Case

Aug 19, 2021 at 05:51 pm by WGNS

(UPDATE: LEBANON, TN) We have a powerful update to a story about a rape that happened more than 40-years ago in nearby Wilson County. WGNS brought you the first details of t.... Read More

Bond Hearing on Tuesday for Suspect in Aggravated Rape of a Child Case

Aug 16, 2021 at 03:46 pm by WGNS

24-Year-old Brian Burke has been arrested in Murfreesboro, after being investigated by MPD Special Victims Unit Detective Michael Yates. Burke is facing a single charge of agg.... Read More

Convicted Felon with Pending Charges for the Rape of a Child is WANTED by Local Law Enforcement

Aug 16, 2021 at 02:38 pm by WGNS

The Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and Special Victims Unit is attempting to locate 34-year-old Eric Branch.Branch is wanted on multiple fel.... Read More

Residential Treatment Center Employee Charged with Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure

Aug 10, 2021 at 12:18 pm by WGNS

A 29-year-old staff member at the McDowell Center for Children, a residential treatment facility in Dyersburg, today was charged by Youth Services detectives with two counts o.... Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Deny Appeal filed by Convicted Rapist in Rutherford County

Aug 10, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by a convicted rapist in Rutherford County. The denial was officially filed this past week, after the case in question.... Read More

63-Year-Old Lascassas Man Convicted of Rape Denied Appeal

Jul 20, 2021 at 11:30 pm by WGNS

Filed on July 13, 2021: A man convicted of rape in Rutherford County has asked for an appeal in his case, suggesting that his guilty plea was made unknowingly or involuntarily.... Read More

UPDATE: Man Found Guilty of Raping Male Victim at Murfreesboro Party

Jul 15, 2021 at 04:17 pm by WGNS

The 29-year-old man arrested several years ago in Murfreesboro for raping another man at a party was in a Rutherford County Courtroom this week.Investigative work by now ret.... Read More