Wanted | Brian “Dawson” Smith | Rape of a Child, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Brian “Dawson” Smith (may also wear glasses)

The Williamson County Grand Jury indicted Brian “Dawson” Smith on multiple counts of rape of a child, especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor, and aggravated unlawful photography. Smith is 6’0″ and weighs approximately 170 pounds, he has blue eyes and strawberry blond hair. Smith also wears glasses. If you know where Smith is, please submit an anonymous tip here or call your local law enforcement agency if you see him.

ALL PERSONS ENJOY THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

Portion of US Highway 31 Named After Fallen Spring Hill Officer

Today we take time to remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. At the Spring Hill Police Department we also remember Corporal Jeremy McLaren who lost his life over 10 years ago due to complications from an on-duty traffic collision he was involved in. To honor him, a portion of US Highway 31, State Route 6 will be renamed “Corporal Jeremy McLaren Memorial Highway.” Thank you for your service to this community Corporal McLaren.

Dollar General Shoplifting Investigation

Unidentified shoplifting suspect (not this blurry in real life)

The subject in the image above allegedly took laundry detergent from Dollar General in Spring Hill on August 20, 2020. The subject placed 8 bottles of Gain detergent in his pants and walked out of the store. If you can identify this person submit an anonymous tip here.

Stolen Package from Home in the Winter Park Subdivision

Suspect vehicle is the grey car
Winter Park Subdivision

The SHPD is investigating a stolen package off of a porch of a home in the Winter Park Subdivision off of Duplex Rd. This incident occurred Thursday morning. The suspect vehicle is a grey four-door sedan. There may be other packages missing. If you believe that your package was stolen please report it to our dispatch center at 931-486-2632.

Target Shoplifting Investigation

Subject vehicle. Damage to driver side front
Unidentified Subject

The SHPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifiying the person in the image. On August 10th this person allegedly stole several items from the Spring Hill Target store. If you can identify this person contact Det. Jeff Alexander at 931-486-2252 x261 or submit an anonymous tip.

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Missouri Man Arrested for Stolen Vehicle and Drug Possession

On Monday, August 17th SHPD Officers were dispatched to the Twice Daily’s on Reserve Blvd. to check on a male attempting to sell tools for gas money.  The male was in a Volkswagen.  Officers observed a Volkswagen pull up to the gas pumps.  The driver entered the store.  A computer check of the license plate revealed that the plate was stolen from Missouri and did not match the vehicle it was attached to. Officers approached the driver, later identified as Zachary Godsy, but he fled on foot.  Godsy ran behind the store and climbed over a fence and headed towards Saturn Pkwy.  Another SHPD Officer was on a traffic stop on Saturn Pkwy in the same area which caused Godsy to head back towards Twice Daily where he was taken into custody. 

The VIN check of the vehicle revealed that the vehicle was also reported stolen out of Missouri.  Godsy was also in possession of a substance believed to be methamphetamine.  Godsy was arrested and transported to the Maury County Jail on the following charges:  Resisting stop/halt/frisk/arrest, simple possession (meth), theft of property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  His bond was set at $9500. 

ALL PERSONS ENJOY THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.     

Early Morning Burglary Call Leads to Vehicle Pursuit (Updated)

Autumn Ridge Subdivision

UPDATE: A 19 year-old and 15 year-old from Nashville were located walking on I-840 by the WCSO. It was determined that they were inside of the vehicle. There was one other subject that still has not been apprehended yet. The two subjects were charged with multiple felonies including burglary, aggravated burglary, and theft of property.

We are asking residents in the Autumn Ridge Subdivision in the above area to check home surveillance cameras for footage on Saturday (August 15th) from around midnight to 1:15 AM. At about 1:07 AM we received a call from a homeowner in the 6000 block of Trout Lane concerning a car alarm going off and a car door open. The homeowner observed several subjects run down the road. A short time later an officer located a black Mazda SUV traveling north on Main St. at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it continued to travel on Main St. outside of the city. SHPD officers terminated the pursuit at Interstate 840.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office located a wrecked vehicle with no occupants in the area of Highway 431 and I-840. The vehicle was found to be stolen out of Davidson County. There was also a stolen handgun inside of the vehicle. If anyone has information regarding this investigation you can submit an anonymous tip.

Email video to info@shpdnews.com.

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Hit and Run Causes $1500 Worth of Damage to Brick Mailbox

Occured on 8/12/20 at approximately 10:30 PM on Churchill Drive

The SHPD is investigating damage done to a brick mailbox after a vehicle struck the mailbox and fled. The suspect vehicle is shown in the video. This occurred on 8/12/20 at approximately 10:30 PM on Churchill Drive. The approximately damage done was $1,500. If you have information concerning this, please submit an anonymous tip here.

Tennessee Safe Haven Law Information

The Spring Hill Police Department is a Secret Safe Place for Newborns of
Tennessee facility. Our staff is fully trained and equipped to receive a
newborn surrender under the Tennessee Safe Haven Law. This law allows a mother who is experiencing a hidden or unintended pregnancy to confidentially surrender her unharmed newborn with 14 days of birth to over 750+ SSPTN facilities across the state without fear of prosecution. For more information, visit www.secretsafeplacetn.org. @Secretsafeplace