Nashville’s Liberty Tax owner Sean Connor jailed while leaving the country for open warrant

44-year-old Sean Connor, the owner of Nashville’s Liberty Tax and front-man of The Southern Gothic, was attempting to fly out of the country Monday night when agents from Customs & Border Patrol at the Nashville International Airport were alerted of an active warrant for his arrest, out of Manatee County, Florida. They confirmed the warrant was extraditable and placed him into custody. Connor’s attorney was able to get his bond reduced to $5,000, which he posted in cash and avoided extradition to Florida.

Pineville Predators: Three indicted in kidnapping, rape, & assault of a runaway juvenile in Nashville

Police say three high school friends who moved from Louisiana to Nashville after they graduated Pineville High School in 2020, participated in the assault and rape of a 16-year-old runaway who was staying with them at their Priest Lake apartment. A newly unsealed Grand Jury indictment charges 20-year-old Albert “Riley” Roberts IV with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, especially aggravated kidnapping, and reckless endangerment. Roberts was taken into custody Thursday and is free on a $100,000 bond. His co-defendants, 20-year-old Ashton Ivy Cannon, and 20-year-old Edsaviour Ricshaun Groves, both have outstanding warrants for their arrests. Cannon is charged with rape, aggravated rape, and kidnapping. Groves is charged with rape, aggravated rape, and solicitation of a minor.