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Hermitage Precinct Detectives Arrest Man for Shooting Resident on Maplecrest Drive

7/16/2014

July 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hermitage Precinct detectives today arrested a convicted felon suspected of shooting a resident on Maplecrest Drive who was preparing to leave for work in the early morning hours of July 9th.
         
Lee Russell Wilson, 29, was located at a pawnshop on Gallatin Pike at McGavock Pike.  He has been interviewed and admitted to shooting Steven Thames, 41.
         
Police were called to Thames’ home in the 2400 block of Maplecrest Drive at 3:30 a.m. on July 9th.  It was reported that Thames had gone outside to his truck and found a man inside it who claimed to have been looking for change.  When Thames approached the truck, he was shot.  He was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
         
Investigation by Hermitage Precinct detectives and patrol officers, along with information provided through Crime Stoppers, led to the identification of Wilson as the suspected gunman.  Wilson was living with a relative and traveled about the area on a bicycle.
         
Wilson is being charged with aggravated assault, vehicle burglary and evading arrest.  He was convicted of aggravated assault in 2007 and received a five-year sentence.

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Lee Russell Wilson