No explosives found in box truck playing audio ‘similar’ to Nashville bomber, arrest made

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said no explosives were found in a suspicious box truck that was playing audio similar to that used in the Nashville explosion.

RCSO said the truck traveled into Wilson County, prompting a highway to shut down.

The driver, 33-year-old James Turgeon of Holly Grove Road near Murfreesboro was charged with two counts of felony filing a false report and one count of tampering with evidence Sunday night by lead Sheriff’s Detective Joseph Duncan.

It all started Sunday morning when RCSO dispatchers got a call saying the truck was playing audio similar to the RV that exploded on Christmas Day while parked at Crossroads Market in Walter Hill.

“During the course of the investigation, it was revealed Turgeon made a similar announcement at Kings Chapel Independent Missionary Baptist Church at Jefferson Pike and Dunaway Chapel Road while the church was in service,” RCSO Detective Sgt. Steve Craig said.

The truck traveled into Wilson County, prompting Highway 231 South to close near Cedars of Lebanon, a Tennessee State Park. RCSO, with help from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, stopped the driver and detained him. WCSO Captain Scott Moore said a minor was also found in the truck.

Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Special Operations Unit used a robot to check the vehicle and no devices were detected. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) assisted THP at the scene.

The cause is still under investigation.

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Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Scott Moore said one man has been detained for questioning and there was also a minor in the vehicle.

Right now, Highway 231 South from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park to Richmond Shop road is currently shut down.

It all started in Rutherford County Sunday morning when Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said dispatchers got a call about the white box truck parked at Crossroads Market in Walter Hill.

The driver traveled from Rutherford County to Wilson County where he was detained, RCSO said.

As a precaution, nearby residents were evacuated during the active investigation.

RCSO is leading the investigation and WCSO and Tennessee Highway Patrol are assisting at the scen

A box truck playing audio similar to what was playing before the Nashville explosion has shut down a highway in Wilson County.

Sheriff’s deputies in both Rutherford and Wilson counties and Tennessee Highway Patrol are investigating the box truck parked at a convenience store.

Rutherford County authorities said the driver traveled from their county to Wilson county and he has been detained. As a precaution, nearby residents were evacuated during the active investigation.

It all started when RCSO said dispatchers received a call about 10:30 a.m. Sunday about the white box truck parked at Crossroads Market in Walter Hill.

“Deputies located the truck and made the traffic stop,” RCSO wrote in a release.

Right now, Highway 231 South from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park to Richmond Shop road is currently shut down.

A suspicious vehicle has closed a road in Wilson County.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office says Highway 231 South from the Cedars of Lebanon State Park to Richmond Shop road is currently shut down due to a suspicious vehicle.

Travelers are asked to avoid the area and seek an alternate route.