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Serial auto thief arrested after almost umpiring youth baseball game in Hendersonville, TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police arrested a gentleman accused of stealing 7 rental automobiles from Nashville Worldwide Airport, and arrest experiences show that man, Marcquez James, was arrested on similar prices in 2019.

The 34-12 months-old’s alleged criminal offense spree began to unravel on the night of Thursday, April 7, at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville.

In accordance to Hendersonville police, James was scheduled to umpire a youth baseball game and arrived in a stolen automobile, a BMW SUV, stolen from Avis Rental Automobile.

License plate recognition cameras at the park entrance pink flagged the stolen auto and police immediately arrived and confronted James prior to he ever stepped onto the ball diamond.

“An officer located the car inside of the park, noticed a gentleman dressed to umpire a baseball activity. As the officer approached, he bought in the car and took off,” Sgt. Neal Harris with the Hendersonville Police Division claimed.

The Hendersonville circumstance rapidly expanded as investigators with Metro and airport police formulated James as a suspect in the theft of seven rental autos stolen from Nashville Global Airport.

An arrest affidavit says 6 of all those stolen rental autos had been learned at a Madison car system shop, and News 2 has realized that James is also linked to a January 30 sexual assault investigation on the Vanderbilt College campus.

An affidavit implies that James matches the description of the suspect noticed leaving campus in a stolen rental car or truck from BNA. As of now, James has not been charged with the sexual battery.

A spokesperson for Vanderbilt College despatched Information 2 this assertion:

On Monday, January 31, 2022, Vanderbilt University Police Division received two anonymous stories in which feminine college students indicated they had been groped by an unidentified male in the area of West Garage and 25th Avenue Garage on campus. VUPD’s criminal investigations device reviewed online video digicam footage from the spot, situated both incidents and identified a suspect automobile.

Right after pulling the vehicle’s license plate, VUPD also connected the car or truck to an indecent exposure noted to the college on Jan. 27, 2022.

VUPD established the car was registered to a rental car corporation at Nashville International Airport. By way of coordination with airport police, VUPD recognized the suspect, who was wearing the exact same apparel, on airport surveillance cameras returning the car. The suspect then purchased a rideshare. The rideshare enterprise was in a position to give call information and a fall-off location for the suspect which led to an handle in East Nashville.

Supplemental investigation at the site by Metro Nashville Police led to the identification and arrest of Marquez Alexander James.

As for Marcquez James staying an umpire in youth baseball? Andy Gilley, Director of Parks & Recreation for the town of Hendersonville writes:

“Mr. James was sent by an umpires affiliation that expert services Bellevue leagues and the grownup baseball league in Nashville, as perfectly as other areas. He came advised from that association and experienced by no means umpired in this article in Hendersonville in our youth leagues beforehand.”

Gilley also advised Information 2, “We are really grateful that our LPR cameras that we have been able to have mounted in our parks determined this individual and his car in advance of he at any time stepped foot on a industry to officiate a activity here. Excellent quick police do the job from our officers functioning around our parks. Acquiring matters like LPR cameras and a great partnership with our police division allows go on to make our parks and our town protected and no cost of undesirable guys like Mr. James.”

“It is relating to, I’m not guaranteed how that occurs. He was doing the job as an umpire in some capacity someplace. He does not umpire in Hendersonville. He was a fill in. I’m not certain how that comes about. He does have a lengthy criminal record,” Sgt. Neal Harris extra.

James is billed with various car thefts in Nashville and in Hendersonville he is also charged with evading arrest and reckless endangerment.

News 2 has achieved out to the umpires affiliation for remark on the vetting of Marcquez James. So significantly, we have not read back again.