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Illegal alien sentenced to 50 years for child pornography

Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche, 40, of Guatemala, who formerly lived in Lebanon, was sentenced Friday by United States District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw to 50 years in prison, for two counts of production of child pornography.

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Former MJ coach indicted on sex crimes
Former MJ coach indicted on sex crimes

A former Mt. Juliet High School wrestling coach has been indicted by a Wilson County Grand Jury on charges of statutory rape by an authority figure, sexual battery by an authority figure, unlawful sexual contact and sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Wilson County man jailed in joint heroin investigation

A joint operation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division and the Tennessee Highway Patrol SWAT TEAM, with the support of the Mt. Juliet Police Department narcotics investigators, has resulted in the arrest of an Old Hickory man on a drug-related charge involving heroin.

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Reward offered in lawn equipment theft
Reward offered in lawn equipment theft

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) has sought the public's assistance involving the investigation of a theft from a local business.

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Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet
Suspects use stolen credit card in Mt. Juliet

Surveillance cameras at Providence Marketplace clearly captured images of two suspects pushing carts full of merchandise they purchased on a stolen credit card they allegedly stole from a car in Gallatin on Feb. 12.

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Corrections officer, former WCSO officer arrested
Corrections officer, former WCSO officer arrested

Wilson County deputies arrested a Rutherford County Sheriff's corrections officer after a lengthy sex abuse investigation. The suspect faces sex charges involving a minor, according to detectives.

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LPD readies for safe holiday season
LPD readies for safe holiday season

This is a special time of year when we become busy planning, shopping and celebrating the holidays. It is also a time when we may forget to be mindful and become vulnerable to theft and crime. For this reason, the Lebanon Police Department would like to remind everyone that we can never be too careful or too aware in our preparation for the holiday season.

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Two arrested after shots fired at local bar
Two arrested after shots fired at local bar

Two 23-year-old Hartsville men were arrested by Lebanon police Sunday morning after responding to a call in reference to gunshots fired at Cahoot's Dancehall & Honkytonk, located at 427 South College Street in Lebanon.

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LHS student arrested for gun, drugs

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lebanon High School student Thursday morning for bringing a loaded gun to school as well as a small amount of marijuana.

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Missing man found, man exposes himself to student at bus stop
Missing man found, man exposes himself to student at bus stop

Mt. Juliet police closed a perplexing missing person case this week, and opened another one after a man allegedly exposed himself to a young student waiting for her school bus to arrive.

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Two men indicted on child rape charges
Two men indicted on child rape charges

Two men have been arrested and indicted for multiple child sex abuse charges after a lengthy investigation by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshal's Task Force.

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Former LHS football standout arrested after road rage call
Former LHS football standout arrested after road rage call

Lebanon police confiscated more than $5,000 in cash, two weapons and over two ounces of marijuana Saturday morning after responding to a road rage call on Interstate 40 near Highway 109.

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Sheriff, police not OK with reducing pot penalties
Sheriff, police not OK with reducing pot penalties

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan sat down with The Wilson Post on Wednesday and reflected on a decision made in Nashville this week to decriminalize the possession of marijuana in small amounts.

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Would Wilson County consider decriminalizing pot?
Would Wilson County consider decriminalizing pot?

While Metro Nashville City Councilors were scheduled to take a final vote on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana Tuesday night, some may wonder if Wilson County leaders would consider the same.

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Juvenile arrested for threats against LHS
Juvenile arrested for threats against LHS

After what local officials categorized as a "lengthy investigation," the Wilson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a juvenile for posting threatening messages regarding Lebanon High School and students via social media.

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Lebanon woman charged with statutory rape in Gallatin
Lebanon woman charged with statutory rape in Gallatin

Gallatin police arrested a Lebanon woman last week after they were notified of sexual activity she allegedly instigated with a 17-year-old co-worker at the Goodwill store on Nashville Pike.

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Police searching for bank robbery suspect
Police searching for bank robbery suspect

Undaunted by an apparent flubbed robbery attempt at Lebanon's CedarStone Bank on Friday, a brazen robbery suspect immediately moved on to another nearby target, stealing an undisclosed amount of cash from Southern Bank.

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Decorated WCSO K-9 'Rocky' retires
Decorated WCSO K-9 'Rocky' retires
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MJPD releases sketch of robbery suspect
MJPD releases sketch of robbery suspect

The Mt. Juliet Police Department is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a suspect identification and arrest in last week's robbery of Country Casseroles.

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Credit card 'skimmer' found at MJ gas station
Credit card 'skimmer' found at MJ gas station

Mt. Juliet Police are advising people who purchased gas the Mt. Juliet Daily's Shell Gas Station between May 27 and June 1 to check their bank statement for possible fraudulent charges.

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Old Hickory Credit Union robbed Friday
Old Hickory Credit Union robbed Friday

Lebanon Police are asking the public to be vigilant in identifying a robbery suspect.

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MJ gun store robbed twice in three days

It's a repeat performance owners of nRange in Mt. Juliet didn't order. This week the Mt. Juliet gun store, located at 9904 Lebanon Road, was targeted twice - three days apart. These double break-ins fall on the heels of a January escapade where suspects rammed into the front door of this shop and took guns.

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MJPD offering reward in shooting
MJPD offering reward in shooting

Mt. Juliet Police detectives as still looking for the two individuals responsible for a shooting on Easat Caldwell Street in February.

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Suspect found after escaping from hospital
Suspect found after escaping from hospital

Early this morning, Wilson County Sheriff's Office detectives and Metro Nashville Police Narcotics Detectives recaptured a suspected felon wanted on numerous charges in Wilson County who apparently walked out of a Nashville hospital during a shift change Monday.

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Watertown woman indicted for homicide in death of baby girl
Watertown woman indicted for homicide in death of baby girl

A 19-year-old Watertown woman has been indicted for homicide in connection with her arrest following the death of her four-month-old baby girl last August.

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Everyone knows 'Grumpy' - or Leah Hulan
Everyone knows 'Grumpy' - or Leah Hulan

Everybody knows Leah Hulan, or at least it seems that way if you have lunch with her in a downtown restaurant.

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Info sought on Rocky Valley Rd. homicide
Info sought on Rocky Valley Rd. homicide

Wilson County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the public's help with any possible information regarding a homicide in the southeast portion of the county.

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Car vandalism leads to arrest of known drug offender
Car vandalism leads to arrest of known drug offender

What began as what was thought to be a routine car vandalism car led Wilson County Sheriff's Deputies to arrest a man who had a substantial amount of marijuana and cash packaged for resale. He was also a parolee out of Davidson County where he had multiple drug charges.

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C'Asia jurors to come from Smith County
C'Asia jurors to come from Smith County

The trial for Joseph C. Hendry II, the teen arrested in connection with the 2015 shooting death of 13-year-old Insatiable C'Asia Patton, has been set for the week of May 16th by Judge Brody Kane.

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'Southside Rapist' to be released
'Southside Rapist' to be released

A convicted rapist is about to be a free man for the first time in three decades.

Ronnie Johnson, 62, was granted parole in January 2016 and is pending release from incarceration.

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WCSO detectives seize large amount of money, drugs and weapon
WCSO detectives seize large amount of money, drugs and weapon

Wilson County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives uncovered a large amount of money, drugs and a weapon while executing search warrants at two homes believed to be drug distribution sites operated by a Lebanon couple.

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Animal control officers uncover meth operation
Animal control officers uncover meth operation

Lebanon Animal Control officers happened upon what investigators say was a methamphetamine lab at 1917 Roanoke Drive on Lebanon's west side Tuesday morning while attempting to make contact with the homeowner regarding a citation for animals at large.

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Portable meth lab busted at Crosswinds Condominiums
Portable meth lab busted at Crosswinds Condominiums

Lebanon Police discovered a "portable meth lab" at Crosswinds Condominiums on Wednesday morning.

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Man allegedly steals $500 worth of knives
Man allegedly steals $500 worth of knives

A 51-year-old Lebanon man was arrested in Mt. Juliet Monday after police say he shoplifted more than $500 worth of merchandise, primarily knives, from the Gander Mountain store in Mt. Juliet.

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WCSD, TBI announce indictment in 2002 homicide
WCSD, TBI announce indictment in 2002 homicide

Lawton McNutt, 54, of Kingsport, was indicted by a Wilson County Grand Jury and arrested in connection with the 2002 shooting death of James Hill, 82, of Wilson County.

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LPD investigating double shooting

The Lebanon Police Department is investigating a double shooting believed to have occurred on Bluebird Road Monday night but say the victims are providing little information.

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Former MJPD sergeant arrested on theft, misconduct charges
Former MJPD sergeant arrested on theft, misconduct charges

A former Mt. Juliet Police Department sergeant has been indicted for official misconduct after investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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LPD shares safe holiday shopping tips
LPD shares safe holiday shopping tips

It is one week until Christmas and local shopping centers are in full swing - with lots of gadgets, extended hours and extra staff.

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LPD looking for two armed robbery suspects
LPD looking for two armed robbery suspects

Lebanon Police need the public's help finding two suspects who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint.

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WCSO warns of phony jury duty calls

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan warned Wilson County residents this week not to fall for a scam in which someone calls claiming to be with the office's criminal warrants division, demanding money for failing to appear for jury duty or some other crime.

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Prayer service set for wrongfully-incarcerated man
Prayer service set for wrongfully-incarcerated man

A local congregation will hold a service of thanksgiving Sunday at 6 p.m., praying for a man who was wrongfully imprisoned for more than 31 years.

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MJPD Sergeant found guilty of falsifying time sheet
MJPD Sergeant found guilty of falsifying time sheet

Jason Ezell, 40, of Lebanon, Tenn., was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Kevin H. Sharp, to serve six months in prison and one year supervised release, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Get a Job!

Right this very moment, a thief or burglar is preparing to steal property belonging to hard-working and honest citizens who believe if you need something you get a job and work hard to make the money and pay for it yourself.

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Stolen money paid back to MJ senior center; charges dropped
Stolen money paid back to MJ senior center; charges dropped

All charges have been dropped against a former Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center employee fired for alleged "mishandling of funds" last month, according to the executive director on Monday.

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MJ man charged with TennCare fraud for second time
MJ man charged with TennCare fraud for second time

A Wilson County man is charged with TennCare fraud for the second time in less than a month.

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Who let the dogs out? Anyone can, police say

A new law allows folks in Tennessee to smash a window or forcibly enter a parked car to rescue an at-risk animal without liability. Prior to this law, animal lovers were often frustrated over the proper way to handle saving a dog, or other animal, trapped inside of a car on a hot day.

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Police: Alleged robbery suspect found dead
Police: Alleged robbery suspect found dead

Mt. Juliet Police officials confirmed a man found dead Saturday evening in a Mt. Juliet-area home from an apparent gunshot wound was the suspect in an armed robbery at Corner Market that occurred earlier that evening.

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Two Arrested in String of Church Burglaries
Two Arrested in String of Church Burglaries

Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) detectives along with Lebanon police arrested two Lebanon men over the weekend in connection with a string of church burglaries in the city and county.

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Former WC HR director sought on heroin, cocaine distribution indictment
Former WC HR director sought on heroin, cocaine distribution indictment

A former director of human resources for Wilson County government has been indicted along with more than 20 others, primarily from Rutherford County, following a "cooperative, large-scale" investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin and cocaine throughout the midstate.

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Slick-Talking and Jive-Walking Crooks

Now that spring is here, and summer is just around the corner, there is no time like the present to take preventive steps and measures against thefts, scams and fraud.

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MJPD arrests Nashville man for heroin possession
MJPD arrests Nashville man for heroin possession

While investigating a crash on Wednesday afternoon, an officer with the Mt. Juliet Police Department found heroin hidden in a flashlight after the driver gave consent to have her car searched.

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MJ carjacking suspect charged
MJ carjacking suspect charged

An attempted carjacking suspect was apprehended in Mt. Juliet Tuesday after a short search.

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Three arrested on sexual abuse charges

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office made several arrests this week in multiple investigations regarding sexual abuse.

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UPDATE -- Suspect arrested in double shooting at grocery store
UPDATE -- Suspect arrested in double shooting at grocery store

UPDATE -- Lebanon man arrested in grocery store shooting

Lebanon Police have arrested a suspect in the April 3 shooting at a local grocery store that sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

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MJ woman charged with TennCare fraud
MJ woman charged with TennCare fraud

A Wilson County woman is charged in an indictment with TennCare fraud for falsely reporting her income in order to appear eligible for the state´s healthcare insurance program.

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Two Charged in Ongoing Sex Trafficking Investigation
Two Charged in Ongoing Sex Trafficking Investigation

Two Georgia men were arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail on Monday as part of an ongoing Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) sex trafficking investigation.

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Moss faces additional charge
Moss faces additional charge

As the result of continued investigative efforts, special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) have obtained an additional indictment for a Wilson County man already facing charges in connection to a multi-million dollar investment scheme.

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Year in Review: Law Enforcement
Year in Review: Law Enforcement

Fear and grief struck the community on Monday, Feb. 10, when an explosive device detonated and took the life of Lebanon resident Jon Setzer, 74, at his home on 576 Vance Lane and inflicted mortal wounds to his wife, Marion Setzer, 72.

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Police beef up patrols after recent MJ armed robberies
Police beef up patrols after recent MJ armed robberies

Gritty pictures of masked, armed suspects pointing their guns at an innocent store clerk were recently posted and distributed by the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

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Robberies, home invasion lead to federal indictments

A federal indictment has been handed down by the U.S. District Court in Nashville charging three Lebanon residents for their suspected involvement in robberies and a home invasion that occurred in June here.

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