‘Fast Freddy’, or as he was born, Ernest Fred Brown, was arrested yet again on Wednesday for a theft on Boscobel just hours after a neighbor posted images of him caught in the act on social media. One thing about Fast Freddy is that he rarely commits crimes outside the neighborhood – however MNPD confirms he does have an active warrant out of Kentucky, though KY has declined to extradite him on it. As far as his charge yesterday? A familiar story – stealing tools and things from a neighborhood residence. He is currently being held on a $18,500 bond for felony theft & vandalism for yesterday’s incident.
We have long wondered why Freddy didn’t just “get a real job” or become a productive member of society, and we believe we have discovered at least ‘part’ of a contributing factor – nearly 2 decades ago, the same year his criminal history began, he did some bad things, and caused some injuries in a vehicular assault. The victim sued him, and received a judgment of $900,000.00 against him – a sum which he will likely not ever be able to pay, but a great part of his wages would be garnished from any ‘legitimate’ employer. Over this years this had let ‘Fast Freddy’ to seek alternative ways of making a living, with resulted in under the table odd jobs, and theft. Lots and lots of theft. Of course, he could have chosen to own up to his responsibility and pay on what he owes, but that’s not the person that Ernest Fred Brown decided to become.
For all the people that may be new to the neighborhood, let’s take a look back at Fast Freddy’s history with the Nashville Criminal Justice System. The list below shows the arrest date, the arrested charge, the convicted charge (and if they were Felony/Misdemeanor), along with any sentence (Years/Months/Days), what percent of that sentence would be served, and any fees still owed on the case.
Fast Freddy, is only 35 years old (Born 10/19/81) – and has already been sentenced to serve 15,310 days behind bars. That is 41.94 YEARS. So why isn’t he still in jail/prison? We have no good answer? We can tell you that even on things such as ‘weapon possession’ he was sentenced to serve 1 DAY AT 30% – THAT’S 7.2 HOURS IN JAIL for a weapons charge. He’s received the same sentence for other charges such as disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public intoxication, and no drivers license. At least on a drug paraphernalia charge it had to serve 100% of his 1 DAY SENTENCE. On a different ‘no drivers license’ charge he got 30 days, serving 70%. There is absolutely no consistency to his sentences, it would appear. His total fees owed to metro are currently $31,177.79, with multiple cases still open.
Let’s take a look at his DISMISSED CHARGES:
|04/09/04||M||DRIV LIC REVOKED|
|12/03/15||M||POSS CASUAL EXCHG|
|08/16/17||F||BURG MTR VEHIC|
In case you hadn’t read enough already, here’s some of the details of the cases above, it’s like a Biography of the past 2 decades of Fast Freddy’s life:
12/25/2002 (Christmas Day!)
Prosecutors vehicle was burglarized between 12/25/02 and 12/30/02. Taken in the burglary were 8 CD’s by Gail Davies. On 12/31/02 the suspect and his mother went to the Great Escape on Broadway and sold 7 of them there. I talked to suspect and he stated that he received them from his grandmother before she passed away. 5 of the cd’s sold are the prosecutors personal copies. Victim had the only copies of these cd’s. 5 of the cd’s are promotional copies and prosecutor had the only copies without record company logos.
The defendant was taken into custody during a domestic disturbance investigation. The defendant had a slight smell of alcohol about his person and family members stated he had been smoking crack cocaine. Prior to being placed in custody he ran from investigating officers into the alley behind 1112 Boscobel St.
The defendant ran from officers conducting an investigation into a domestic disturbance. He jumped the fence behind 1112 Boscobel St. and ran into the alley. He was shortly there after apprehended and returned to the scene. None of the family wished to prosecute and I was about to release the defendant from custody. As I attempted to remove the hand cuffs he jerked his right arm away from me in a threatening manor. During this time he was talking in a raised voice using profanity. At this time I placed him back into custody for disorderly conduct.
The defendant was under arrest for PI and Disorderly conduct. As I attempted to place him in the back seat of my police vehicle he began pulling away and physically resisting efforts to place him in the car.
ON APRIL 10TH. 2003 (victim) REPORTED TO POLICE THE BURGLARY OF HIS GARAGE & VEHICLE AT xxxx BOSCOBEL ST. I.D. RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND LATENT FINGERPRINTS WERE OBTAINED FROM THE VICTIMS VEHICLE INSIDE THE GARAGE. THE PRINTS WERE IDENTIFIED TO THOSE OF THE ABOVE DEFENDANT.
The defendant was a passenger in a vehicle that was reported stolen. I stopped the vehicle at 1110 Boscobel St. after the vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that was reported stolen off of 1610 Boscobol St. The defendant was a passenger in a stolen vehicle.
I observed the def run a red light at Lebanon and Spence. On traffic stop the def did not have a license. At the same time Ofc. Weaver was talking to a witness who said her nephew, the def., was bragging about stealing a vehicle. Ofc Weaver heard the traffic stop and realized it was the same description of the one possibly stolen. The registered owner was contacted and he confirmed the vehicle was stolen. The veh was a 1990 Chev Silverado tn tag xxxxxx.
I observed suspect run a red light at Spence La & Lebanon Pk. On a traffic stop the def did not have a DL on his person. Subject does not have a valid license.
Victim found the glass broken out of his vehicle. He also found his Dewalt saw missing and other equipment lying on the ground outside. Thinking that the suspect might return for the rest of the property, he hid. The above suspect was seen approaching the vehicle. When he spotted the victim, he fled on foot. I went to the suspect’s home and spoke with the suspect’s grandfather. He gave me permission to search the residence. On the floor in the suspect’s room, the above mentioned saw was found. The victim confirmed ownership.
Police received a call from neighbors about a disturbance at 1213 Boscobel St. where they heard glass breaking and people screaming. On arrival, I noticed broken glass on the ground and the door to Apt. C knocked off the hindges. Victim stated that he was walking up the stairs to his apartment when he encountered the defendant. Defendant was wearing the victim’s tennis shoes and the victim asked for them back. Defendant told the victim to take them off himself and the defendant then tried to hit the victim with a beer bottle that he was holding. Defendant and victim started fighting and the defendant then took off on foot. Police tried to question the defendant, but he took off running.
Police responded to a disturbance at 1213 Boscobel St. where there was a fight between the defendant and xxxx xxxx. While talking to neighbors(witnesses), they pointed out the defendant down the street. When police tried to approach the defendant, he took of running northbound between houses from Boscobel St.
I saw the defendant on my property, and he did not have my permission to be on my property. My property is not open to the public. It is a driveway of a private residence.
I saw the defendant inside my car going through it. When I confronted him, he fled from the scene. I followed the defendant until police arrived and took the defendant into custody.
I initiated a traffic stop on the defendant because he was driving without headlights. While the defendant was pulling over, I discovered that the vehicle was stolen. The defendant was taken into custody and an inventory search of the car was performed. Officer Vondholen searched the car and discovered approximately .3 grams of marijuana from the driver’s side door. He also recovered an open beer can that was sitting on the passenger seat. A search through ARMS revealed he did not have a valid license. Under Miranda he stated that his girlfriend gave him the car.
xxxx xxxx is a delivery driver for Papa John’s pizza. He was called to deliver a pizza to 1113 Lillian Street on 03/30/16. He arrived at that location at 2032hrs. As he exited his vehicle, he stated that he observed two white males, wearing hats, short in stature, one wearing a black long sleeve shirt, approach him from the front of the house, either from the porch, or from the front grass area. Minutes before the incident, witnesses Boss and Marsh observed two male whites, one in black, both appearing to be bald, sitting on the steps of the house. The male whites approached him and spun him around. Lowery stated that he felt something in his back and one of the suspects told him that he had a gun and was going to shoot him. They demanded his vehicle. Lowery stated that he spun around, threw a punch at one of the suspects, and ran across the street. The suspects entered his vehicle and fled the scene. Lowery’s vehicle was a black 2002 Ford Escort, Tennessee license plate 622 NHT. Approximately five minutes after the call was received by dispatch, I was crossing Shelby Avenue at S. 15th street in my unmarked patrol vehicle and I observed defendants Cox and Brown walking rapidly eastbound on Shelby at S. 15th Street. Both were bald male whites, short in stature, and Brown was wearing a black sweatshirt. I smelled smoke and observed a vehicle on fire at S. 15th Street and Boscobel Street. This vehicle was the victim’s stolen vehicle. I broadcast the location of the suspects and they were detained at Shelby Avenue and S. 14th Street. At 2055hrs Lowery was shown both suspects individually. He was not able to identify them by face, but stated that their clothing was the same as the suspects that had robbed him. At 2103hrs, witnesses Boss and Marsh viewed both suspects individually. They positively identified Brown as the individual that they observed on the porch of 1113 Lillian Street. They were unsure of the identification of Cox, based on his clothing. A dark colored baseball cap was located on S. 15th Street, approximately 100 feet from where the car was burned, and a slice of pizza that had been eaten was located at S. 15th Street and Shelby Avenue. An open pizza box was located next to the burned vehicle. The interior of the vehicle had sustained damage from being set on fire. Cox and Brown were interviewed separately at East Precinct. They denied any involvement in the incident but stated that they were together during the time frame the incident occurred. These events occurred in Nashville, Davidson County, TN.
Officer was in the area patrolling when noticed the defendant sitting on the front porch of 628 S 8th St. Officer made contact and noticed he had a variety of power tools. Officer got his information and asked if he lived there and he stated no, he also could not state who he was visiting out in the area. Officer checked to see if the tools were stolen but they were not. The defendant did not qualify for a citation due to an outstanding warrant from Kentucky that they did not extradite. The incident search to arrest the officer recovered a crack pipe in his left front pocket and the defendant stated he did not know it was there.
|2004-C-2030||08/06/04||F||AGG ASSAULT||M||ASSAULT, FEAR INJ|
|2003-D-2461||10/17/03||F||BURG MTR VEHIC||F||BURG MTR VEHIC|
|2004-C-2039||08/06/04||F||BURG MTR VEHIC||F||BURG MTR VEHIC|
|2008-A-201||02/01/08||F||BURG MTR VEHIC||F||BURG MTR VEHIC|
|SC378752||10/02/00||M||CRIM TRESP||M||CRIM TRESP|
|GS824410||08/16/17||F||BURG MTR VEHIC||DISMISSED|
|GS172000||05/07/04||F||BURG MTR VEHIC||INDICTED|
|GS336401||07/29/07||F||BURG MTR VEHIC||INDICTED|
|GS128106||05/03/03||M||DISORDERLY COND||M||DISORDERLY COND|
|GS168768||04/09/04||M||DRIV LIC REVOKED||M||DISMISSED|
|SC581547||05/13/04||M||LV SCENE ACC PERS INJ||M||LV SCENE ACC PERS INJ|
|SC576575||04/19/04||M||NO DL||M||NO DL|
|SC581545||05/13/04||M||NO DL||M||NO DL|
|SCE214821||04/25/16||M||POSS CASUAL EXCHG||M||ATTEMPTED POSS/CAS|
|GS749688||12/03/15||M||POSS CASUAL EXCHG||DISMISSED|
|SC574500||04/23/04||M||POSS WEAPON||M||POSS WEAPON|
|GS128105||05/03/03||M||PUBLIC INTOX||M||PUBLIC INTOX|
|GS128107||05/03/03||M||RES ARR||M||RES ARR|
|GS764225||03/31/16||F||SET FIRE PROP/LAND||OPEN CASE|
|2016-C-1242||07/29/16||F||AGG ROB||OPEN CASE|
|2001-I-1165||11/08/01||F||THEFT O/10,000||F||THEFT O/10,000|
|00-T-317||06/28/00||F||THEFT O/1000||F||THEFT O/1000|
|2003-D-2461||10/17/03||F||THEFT O/1000||F||THEFT O/1000|
|2004-A-77||01/23/04||F||THEFT O/1000||F||THEFT O/1000|
|GS168767||04/09/04||F||THEFT O/1000||F||THEFT O/1000|
|2004-B-1697||06/18/04||F||THEFT O/1000||F||THEFT O/1000|
|GS116463||04/12/03||M||THEFT U/500||M||THEFT U/500|
|GS822234||07/30/17||M||UNLUSE PARAPH||M||UNLUSE PARAPH|
|N911996||01/17/00||M||VANDALISM U/500||M||VANDALISM U/500|
|2000-T-317||06/28/00||F||VEHIC ASSAULT||F||AGG ASSAULT DWR|