Four suspects charged with aggravated assault

Friday, January 7, 2011

MURFREESBORO -- Two Chapel Hill women were among four people charged with aggravated assault Christmas Eve after two victims accused them of shooting at them on State Route 96 toward Franklin, according to a Rutherford County Sheriff's press release.

Victims Adam Lanning and Ryan McCullough of Rideout Lane obtained warrants charging the suspects with two counts each of aggravated assault along the state road known in Murfreesboro as Franklin Highway, RCSD Deputy Joshua Anderson reported. No one suffered injuries.

Suspects charged were Andi King and Amber Simpson, both 22, of Chapel Hill, Matthew Daily, 19, of Columbia, and a 16-year-old male juvenile. Hearings for the adults are set for Thursday in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

Lanning and McCullough heard a car alarm sound about 3 a.m. Dec. 31 outside their Rideout Lane apartment in Murfreesboro and saw a man breaking into vehicles. He got into a Chevrolet Malibu and fled. Lanning and McCullough called 911.

McCullough and Lanning followed the suspects and relayed the information about the suspects and their vehicle to Murfreesboro Police.

"While the complainants were following the suspects, a subject inside the Chevy Malibu began shooting a firearm at them," Anderson reported. The shooting occurred outside the city. McCullough and Lanning followed the suspects to Williamson County where sheriff's deputies there apprehended them.

Rutherford County Detective Scott Tillman said Lanning and McCullough obtained warrants charging the suspects with aggravated assault. Stolen property was found inside the car the suspects rode in.

Anderson reported stolen property included firearms, keys, debit cards, a checkbook, change, purse, wallet, business cards, pictures, picture frames, razors, cell phones, food, compact discs, cellular phones, pocket knife, sunglasses, a Blackberry, several GPS devices, car stereos, ammunition and a Playboy bunny pipe.

Tillman said Murfreesboro Police Detective Garry Templeton investigated the vehicle burglaries.

Templeton said additional charges are pending against the four suspects.

The adults were booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where Daily and Simpson were released after posting a $10,000 bond. King remains in jail. The 16-year-old was booked into Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center.