A Tennessee man who requested to go on a ride-along with the La Vergne Police Department ended up getting arrested on July 21 after a routine background check revealed child rape allegations.
Upon looking into the criminal history of applicant 23-year-old Joshua Murrey, police found that he had two sealed indictments for child rape and a warrant out for his arrest.
After discovering this, authorities accepted Murrey’s ride-along request and invited him to meet with K-9 Officer Justin Darby at the La Vergne P.D.
Murrey was arrested immediately upon arrival, and was later booked into Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office before his transfer to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently awaiting trial.
According to legal experts with HG.org, child rape can carry capital felony charges, with sentences ranging from 30 years to life imprisonment or even the death penalty, depending on the age of the victim and other circumstances.