Georgia man indicted in Nashville over stolen truckload of Jack Daniels whiskey

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1:42pm

A Georgia man was indicted on a federal cargo theft charge after allegedly stealing a tractor-trailer filled with 3,570 cases of Jack Daniels whiskey that was supposed to be in route to Germany.

The case began when officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department responded to an overturned tractor-trailer on County Hospital Road on Dec. 9, 2010. Witnesses told police the truck was traveling at a high rate of speed and tipped over while turning onto Briley Parkway. The driver refused medical assistance and dashed away into the woods, according to witnesses.

The FBI alleges that Tyrone Ross, 37, of Snellville, Ga., stole the truck from Roadlink, a freight company. Roadlink also reported another tractor-trailer with 2,827 cases of Jack Daniels whiskey was stolen around the same time. The Tennessee Highway Patrol located the tractor in Marion County, Tenn., in December 2010, but the trailer full of whiskey hasn’t been located.

The whiskey, which originated at Jack Daniels headquarters in Lynchburg, Tenn., was scheduled to be driven to Charleston, S.C., where it would be loaded on a cargo ship and delivered to Hamburg, Germany, according to an affidavit.

The FBI located Ross by tracking a cell phone that he left in the overturned truck in Nashville. An investigator called Ross’ wife in Georgia, who said he disappeared at the time of the theft and complained of a shoulder injury when he returned.

Ross could face up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

4 Comments on this post:

By: Jughead on 4/5/13 at 11:55

Theft of Tennessee pisswater. Drink real whiskey--only from the Bluegrass State.

By: Rocket99 on 4/8/13 at 7:21

Jughead, you really are a jughead sometimes. Everyone with even a quarter of a brain knows that Jack Daniels is the best. You can go anywhere in the world and easily find it. Can you say the same for the horse crap that comes from Kentucky?

By: Jughead on 4/8/13 at 11:46

Jack Daniels is the red-headed stepchild in the whisky business, and stupid people drink it. Friggin koolaid filtered over charred, sugary, burnt oak. Nasty, just nasty.

Plus, the water in the Bluegrass State is better--more calcium. Jack Daniels is urine flavored bug juice drunk by millions of inbred bikers.

By: Jughead on 4/8/13 at 11:49

@NotaRocketScientist: You can find McDonalds Restaurants all over the world, too. So, go get you a quality hamburger in Timbuktu and wash it down with that diarrhea corn liquor called Crack Daniels.