Body found in Cumberland

River identified

The body recovered from the Cumberland River on Monday afternoon in West Nashville is that of a slaying victim who has now been identified as Josh Evans, 50, of Lebanon. Evans, who was last seen alive Sept. 4, was fatally shot.

A tugboat operator spotted Evans’ body in the river at 2 p.m. Monday and notified authorities. Homicide Unit detectives are working active leads in this case.

— Staff Report

2 men arrested in road rage shooting

Detectives charged Jemarvin Jenkins, 22, and Shaun Quinn-Eggleston, 19, with felony aggravated assault in Tuesday afternoon’s shooting of a truck driver on Murfreesboro Pike as part of an apparent case of road rage.

Work by the Metro Nashville Police Department’s TITANS (The Investigative Team Addressing Neighborhood Shootings) Unit led to the apprehension of both men and the recovery of the black Acura sedan involved at an Antioch Pike apartment complex. During interviews at the South Precinct, Jenkins admitted to shooting the 40-year-old truck driver after, he said, the truck driver merged into his lane, causing Jenkins to drive onto the center median. Quinn-Eggleston admitted to being Jenkins’ passenger and to getting out of the car with Jenkins after they cut off the truck in traffic.

As part of the arrests of Jenkins and Quinn-Eggleston, TITANS detectives recovered 1.7 pounds of cocaine, 16 grams of marijuana, $11,073 cash, a stolen 9 mm pistol, a .40-caliber pistol and more than 50 rounds of ammunition. Work is continuing on this part of the investigation.

— Staff Report

Man charged with assaulting

massage client last year

Thomas Jackson, 30, was arrested Wednesday night on a grand jury indictment charging him with rape and sexual battery of a 31-year-old woman in March 2020 during an appointment with him at Massage Envy in West Nashville.

At check-in, the woman was assigned Jackson for a 90-minute massage. She regularly received massages at the business and had been a member since 2013. After the 90-minute session ended, Jackson asked the woman if she would like to extend the massage an additional 30 minutes. She agreed. During this time, the woman reported that Jackson sexually assaulted her. She told him to stop, left the business and called police.

Jackson, who was immediately terminated by Massage Envy after the complaint was filed, is jailed in lieu of $30,000 bond. Anyone who may have been victimized by him is asked to contact the MNPD’s Sexual Assault Investigations Unit at 615-862-7540.

— Staff Report

Whites Creek High student charged

with carrying gun on campus

A Whites Creek High School student on Thursday morning was charged with carrying a handgun on school grounds.

Just after 7 a.m. school staff conducted a search after receiving information that the suspect often carried guns. Staff found a loaded Taurus G-3 9 mm handgun in the 12th grader’s backpack along with 17 rounds of ammunition.

The student told school staff he took the weapon from a younger child when he previously lived in Columbia and needed it for protection in his current neighborhood.

He was charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds.

— Staff Report

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