Jacob Petitt charged with assaulting MNPD Officer during arrest for burglary

Metro Nashville Police were attempting to serve a felony burglary warrant on 24-year-old Jacob Petitt, who they observed under the awning at 825 Murfreesboro Pike. As they approached the very identifiable young man he attempted to give officers a fake name and said he was staying with a friend at the motel, pointing to a man on a bench — who shook his head ‘no’ that he had no idea who Petitt was. He then claimed he was just someone stopping for coffee, and as officers told him he was being detained he attempted to flee and both he and the officers fell to the ground, while each grappled for control. Petitt got in several kicks to an officer’s arm and legs, leaving him with abrasions before the officer got him into handcuffs. The outstanding burglary warrant for an April incident in which Petitt was caught on camera ransacking and burglarizing a business on Plus Park Blvd, stealing over $12,000 in electronics.

Keinesa Lillard Charged with Shooting on W. Eastland Ave During Robbery Attempt

East Precinct detectives today charged Keinesa Lillard, 23, with Wednesday afternoon’s shooting of a man while trying to rob him on W. Eastland Avenue near McFerrin Avenue.  The victim, James Counter, 57, was critically wounded and is recovering at a local hospital. Counter had just parked his car when a gray four-door Dodge Avenger pulled up.  A woman, alleged to have been Lillard, got out and demanded Counter’s belongings at gunpoint.  During the ensuring altercation, he was shot in the chest. Hermitage Precinct undercover officers spotted the Avenger Wednesday evening…