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Two Days After Nashville Bombing, Box Truck Scare In Rutherford County Ends In Arrest

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Tony Gonzalez
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WPLN

In the wake of the downtown Nashville bombing, investigators say there is not an ongoing threat in Middle Tennessee. But a box truck driver in Rutherford County still drew a massive response on Sunday afternoon. 

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office investigated reports of a truck that parked outside of a church and Crossroads Market and played loud audio similar to the RV that issued warnings before exploding in downtown Nashville two days earlier.

The truck was stopped on Highway 231 South and a state bomb squad found no explosive device.

Authorities charged 33-year-old driver James Turgeon on felony counts of filing a false report and tampering with evidence.

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Tony Gonzalez, a reporter in Nashville since July 2011, covers city news, features inspiring people, and seeks out offbeat stories. He’s also an award-winning juggler and hot chicken advocate who lives in East Nashville with his wife, a professional bookbinder. During his time at The Tennessean newspaper, his investigative reporting and feature stories were honored in the state and nationally. Gonzalez grew up near Chicago and came to Nashville after three years reporting and editing at Virginia's smallest daily newspaper, The News Virginian.
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