March 12, 2013 Jackson TN - On Monday, 41 year-old Jonathon Henderson was sentenced in Madison CountyCircuit Court, Division I, for convictions in a 2011 child rape.
Judge Roy Morgan sentenced Henderson to 25 years for rape of a child and 10 years for aggravated sexual battery. The sentences will
be served at the same time for a total effective sentence of 25 years with no parole. There is no early release eligibility for these crimes.
Upon release from prison, he must register as a sex offender and have community supervision for life.
Following a Feb. 12 trial a jury found Henderson guilty of rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery for crimes against a 9-year-old
On May 19, 2011, Jackson police was notified by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services about a child sex abuse allegation
that occurred in Jackson. Police investigators and child protective services officials conducted an investigation, which concluded that
Henderson committed these crimes.
Around 8:30 a.m. Monday Jackson Police respond to a call of a body found. The victim was found in a vehicle parked on the lot of Whitehall Pre-K School, 532 Whitehall Street
Officers discovered a maroon 1985 Pontiac Bonneville, on the parking lot behind Whitehall Pre-K Center
The body of a white man, believed to be in his 20s, was found inside the vehicle however investigators do not believe the man was killed on the parking lot.
The Whitehall Pre-K center was placed on lock down as a precaution and safety measure for students and faculty.
According to investigators they believe the car was at that location for 24 hours before police were notified.
The victim was identified as 25 year-old William Joseph Nachlinger of Rocky Springs Road in Beech Bluff.
His body was transported to the state Medical Examiner's Office in Nashville to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS).
( March 10, 2013 ) Jackson TN - Saturday Night Shooting Leads to 16-Year-Old Male Injured and 15-Year-Old Male in Custody for Attempted Murder Jackson police arrested a 15-year-old male last night after he shot a 16-year-old male once in the abdomen and shot at a 20-year-old man.
Investigators have charged the teen with two counts of attempted murder. He is being held at the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center pending a detention hearing Monday in Juvenile Court.
At 9:36 p.m. Saturday, police were called to a shooting at Wedgewood Apartments, 961 Old Hickory Blvd. A 16-year-old male was found with a gunshot wound to the side. He was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was admitted. He is currently in stable condition in the intensive care unit. Witnesses identified the 15-year-old male as the shooter. Officers took him into custody, about 30 minutes after the shooting, at his home on Tracewood Cove.
Investigators learned that the shooting stemmed from a fight earlier in the evening.
(March 9, 2013) Jackson TN - Around 8:14 p.m. Wednesday, Jackson police were called about a
shooting in the apartment complex at 33 Carver Avenue.
A 23-year old Jackson man told officers that he was on the steps of an
apartment at the A building when he was approached by two black
men wearing all black. They began shooting, and he was struck on
the left hand and left upper-leg. Evidence at the scene indicated that
a shotgun was fired.
The man was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County
General Hospital where he was admitted for his injuries. As of noon
today, he remained in the hospital.
Police are attempting to determine a motive and identify suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson Police
Department's Violent Crimes Unit at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers
at 731-424-8477 (TIPS).
(March 8, 2013) Jackson, TN- The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced on Friday that there will be permanant avation support in Jackson and West Tennessee.
THP will station a helicopter and pilot in Jackson to service Madison and surrunding counties. Previously, helicopters were sent from Nashville. Since this one is located in Jackson, it will shave up to an hour off of response time to West Tennessee.
The pilot, Lee Russell, trained at the Carroll County Airport. The pilot is always on call.
Russell graduated from the University of Tennessee Martin. He worked previously with the Henry County Sheriff's Office in the Drugs Task Force before graduating from the THP Trooper Cadet Academy in 2010.
The helicopter is a 206 B Bell Jet Ranger. It is equipped with F.L.I.R., an infared camera that detects heat signatures, and will soon be equipped with LoJack to assist in looking for stolen vehicles. The pilot will also have a pair of night vision goggles.
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