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William Buchanan, 36, of Country Meadow Drive, was in the parking lot of the Mapco at Stewarts Ferry Pike and McCrory Creek Road at 1 p.m. holding a plastic gas can asking passer-byers for money, said police.
Buchanan had cut out a portion of the gas can and hid a loaded .357 pistol inside, added police.
Hermitage resident Christopher Smith, 25, told police officers that he was standing outside of his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck when Buchanan approached and asked for cash. Smith declined to gove Buchanan any money and told him move on, noted police. Smith’s response angered Buchanan to the point where he pulled out his pistol and ordered Smith into the truck, detailed officers in a statement.
Smith’s friend, Kerry Anderson, 31, was already in the passenger seat. Smith was forced to sit in the middle as Buchanan, gun still in hand, got behind the wheel and drove off, according to police.
Two Metro Police Officers were in prime position and noticed a struggle inside the truck. The officers hit their lights and sirens and got behind the truck as it pulled over onto the shoulder of McCrory Creek Road. Buchanan tossed the pistol out of the window and was placed under arrest.
During questioning by Metro Detectives, Buchanan admitted to hanging around the parking lots of gas stations asking for money. He indicated the victims in this case made him angry by not giving him any cash.
Buchanan is being held on $150,000 bond.
Buchanan is no stranger to Metro Police. In January Buchanan was arrested on three felony drug charges and was out after posting $15,000 bond. He also has two other DUI arrest on record.
Tuesday, March 12 2013, 11:31 PM CDT
Photographer facing child pornography charges
May 22, 2013 22:37 GMT
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a professional photographer from Perry County has been charged with possessing child pornography.
The U.S. attorney's office for West Tennessee said Wednesday that Robert Gregory Dempsey, also known as Jesse Rockwell, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Jackson on charges of possession and interstate transportation of child pornography.
Prosecutors say Dempsey owned Rockwell Photography. Prosecutors say he used social media and the Internet to promote his business throughout western and central Tennessee, including Nashville and the Perry County area.
If convicted, Dempsey could face up to 20 years in federal prison. Online federal court records do not show when he has a court date or if he has a lawyer.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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