Arrests Made After Shoplifting Incident, Suspect Attempted to Hide in Home Crawl Space

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Three adults are in custody after officers responded to a shoplifting in progress incident at Walmart. On Thursday, August 30, around 5:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of Walmart, at 300 Pleasant Grove Road, in search of a man who fled the area after shoplifting. An off-duty police officer spotted the man, later identified as 29-year-old James Jones of Nashville, entering a crawl space at a home in the 1400 block of Barrett Drive. Jones was ultimately taken into custody and found to be in possession of the stolen merchandise.

Further investigation revealed that Jones arrived with two other people, and officers located them in the parking lot of Walmart. While investigating, officers found 38-year-old John Murdock of Hermitage in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia. 24-year-old Alexandria Terry of Nashville was found wanted out of Nashville for failure to be booked.

James Jones, 29, of Nashville

Jones was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Burglary, Evading Arrest, and Theft of Merchandise.

John Murdock, 38, of Hermitage

Murdock was arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail, charged with Simple Possession of a Schedule I Drug (Heroin) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Terry was arrested and transferred to Metro-Nashville Police for her outstanding warrant for arrest.