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A Clarksville man is arrested and police uncover a bizarre shrine to a 9 year old girl in his home. Authorities tell Fox 17, 63 year-old Lenzo Grooms is behind bars after allegedly touching a 9 year-old girl. When police searched his home, they discovered a shrine dedicated to the child in one of the bedrooms. Grooms had a photography business "Have Brush Will Travel" and had been contacted to take pictures of the girl on several occasions. After allegations surfaced that Grooms touched the child inappropriately, the girl's parents ended all contact with him.
Grooms reportedly went to the child's home to bring gifts, only to find the family had moved. That is when police say he threatened the new homeowner. According to authorities he told the new tenant if she did not deliver things to the child, he would end her life.
Grooms has a previous record that included 2nd degree murder and robbery. He is now charged with aggravated sexual battery, assault, and aggravated criminal trespass. He is being held on a $106,000 bond. Clarksville Police encourage families who may have a child who was victimized by Grooms to come forward.
Fox 17 has a crew on the way and will have more details on this story tonight on Fox 17 News at 9 and 10.
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Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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