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Citizen's Tip Leads to Arrest of Convicted Felon & Recovery of Stolen Property


July 19, 2013


A citizen’s report of suspicious activity Thursday led to the arrest of convicted felon William Buttrey, 35, and the recovery of a stolen pickup truck, trailer and four- wheeler ATV in West Nashville.
The citizen spotted Buttrey driving the pickup on 49th Avenue North near Idaho Avenue.  The truck was having difficulty pulling the trailer and had smoke coming out of the engine.  West Precinct Officer Brian Allen stopped Buttrey on 46th Avenue North at Charlotte Avenue.  During the investigation, officers learned that the truck had been stolen from a home in the 4600 block of Idaho Avenue and the trailer and four-wheeler had been taken from a residence in the 4800 block of Idaho Avenue.
At the time of Thursday’s arrest, Buttrey was free on $15,000 bond for the May 9th theft of a trailer full of musical equipment in the 2200 block of Gilmore Crossing Lane and the May 20th theft of a trailer and riding lawn mower in the 4200 block of Eatons Creek Road.  
Buttrey, of Kingston Springs, is now charged with three counts of felony theft and possession of burglary tools.  Additionally, Buttrey is charged with aggravated assault, vandalism and interference with an emergency call involving a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.  Arrest warrants in that case were issued against him on July 16th.  
Buttrey, who has previous convictions for felony theft, felony drug possession, auto burglary and aggravated assault, is being held in lieu of $56,000 bond.

William Buttrey, 35

 William Buttrey, 35