Police capture man wanted for kidnapping domestic violence worker http://www.privateofficer.com
William Dorris Irwin was captured after Rutherford County’s Fugitive Squad tracked him to Memphis.
Police say that it all started Monday morning when he is accused of kidnapping a woman in Murfreesboro and then threatening to kidnap his son from Smyrna high school
Irwin’s wife, who has an order of protection against him, was in the parking lot of the Murfreesboro Domestic Violence Center on Monday talking to a counselor when police said Irwin suddenly showed up.
According to police, Irwin then took the domestic violence worker and dropped her off at a Citgo gas station in Smyrna, but not before telling the worker he was going to kidnap his 16-year-old son from Smyrna High School.
The worker immediately called police, prompting the high school not to allow anyone in or out of the building.
“There was no imminent danger on campus this morning. There was no one that actually ever entered the campus with any sort of guns. This was completely off-campus and they (executed a lockdown) as a way of keeping the campus secure,” said James Evans, spokesman for Rutherford County schools.
School was let out at its normal time on Monday.
Irwin’s son and the boy’s mother are together and both are currently in a safe location according to area authorities.
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Students tricked by scam artist in vacation scheme http://www.privateofficer.com
Authorities say that three Riverdale High School students said they made payments to Cynthia Anderson for a trip that was supposed to be scheduled for the end of May.
Anderson is also accused of taking money from some LaVergne students using the same method the Riverdale students said she used. And police investigators believe that there may still be other victims in the metro Nashville area or beyond.
The Riverdale students say that they have given Anderson $700 a piece as payments on a trip to Jamaica.
Anderson said she worked as an independent marketing agent for Yourtravelbiz.com.
She said her job was to serve as a booking agent and the more trips she booked, the more money she would get from the company, but the company has no records of Anderson scheduling any trip or any money.
Police said they are looking for Anderson in connection with the accusations.
The alleged scam may have affected more than just LaVergne and Riverdale high schools. Anderson had reportedly approached every high school in Rutherford County with the same offer.
Police want to know how the teens were picked as her targets and they are investigating if she has any accomplises in her scheme.
This is the second case this week involving students being promised great trips and then being scammed out of their money. In the first incident, a subsitute teacher in Douglas Georgia collected nearly $7500.00 from high school students with intentions of stealing their money police say.
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