Some East Nashville-related hard news stories making the rounds this week:
From NewsChannel 5: A 16-year-old fought back against a burglar he woke to find in his South 4th Street bedroom.
According to the report, a black-clad intruder tried to take the laptop from under the teenager’s pillow; the teen got up and fought the thief, chasing him out of the home.
Charles E. Potter, 48, died Thursday night after being struck by a pick-up truck while walking on I-24 near Shelby Avenue.
Camishhaa Adams, 40, told police that Potter was standing on the Interstate, and though she tried to avoid hitting the pedestrian, the driver side mirror of her Ford Expedition clipped him. Potter fell into the adjacent lane, and was struck by a Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by Paul Franklin, 54. Neither driver, police said, showed evidence of being impaired.
Police say Potter was homeless. More from the Metro Nashville Police Department.
From Fox 17: Police arrested Terrence Biggs, 41, on Thursday in connection to a burglary at 4 Lane Auto Salvage on Trinity Lane. Police said Biggs broke into the business and piled parts into a truck.
What we believe is a happy ending to a recent WKRN story: Stephanie Houston’s Inglewood home was broken into earlier this week, and while her TV was stolen, the homeowner’s biggest worry was 4-year-old Pekingese-Boston terrier mix Mini. Houston believes Mini ran away during the break-in.
Folks on the East Nashville Listserv have been spreading the word about the search for Mini, and according to a Friday post, the pup’s been found.
NewsChannel 5 looks into the contributions of psychics to various police investigations, including the one surrounding the disappearance of East Nashville girl Tabitha Tuders 9 years ago.
Psychic Lamont Hamilton recently visited with Tuders’ parents, Bo and Debra Tuders, telling them, “I just feel like she’s within 2-3 miles from where your house is,” NewsChannel 5 says.
The network also spoke with a handful of law-enforcement officials, most of whom had less than successful experiences with psychics to share. TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said psychics haven’t aided a single case.
Watch above, or read the story over at NewsChannel5.com.