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According to Metro police, Arturo Perez, 18, of Florence, Kentucky, knocked on the door of the female victim on Curdwood Boulevard at around 8:30 a.m. When she opened her door slightly, she said the man put a knife to her chest and ordered her to step back into the home. It was then that she saw he was also carrying a hatchet.
The victim also had a knife in her hand and put it to the suspect’s abdomen. She then ran around him and out of the house, telling the man that she had a phone and was calling police.
Perez fled in a silver Pontiac and within 20 minutes was spotted by a Madison precinct detective at the 1500 block of South Gallatin Pike. The officer attempted to stop the car and Perez fled, at one point reaching speeds approaching 100 mph.
Perez wrecked in Hendersonville and was immediately taken into custody.
Perez admitted that he entered the victim’s Curdwood Boulevard home with the intent of robbing her. He also acknowledged that he may have harmed her if she hadn’t gotten away.
Why Perez was in Nashville remains under investigation. He is also charged with felony evading police. He is jailed on $200,000 bond.
Monday, August 13 2012, 05:05 AM CDT
First lady to high school grads: live your dreams
May 18, 2013 19:28 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit.
Mrs. Obama spoke for 22-minutes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School in Nashville in her only high school graduation speech this year.
The first lady told the 170 graduates that she spent too much of her own time in college focusing on academic achievements. She said while her success in college and law school led to a high-profile job, she ended up leaving to focus on public service.
Mrs. Obama had this message for the graduates: "Do not waste a minute living someone else's dream."
Mrs. Obama later presented graduate diplomas on stage.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.