Police arrest suspect in Tuesday shootout

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 12:12pm

Police have arrested the suspect they believed to be involved in a shootout that killed two men along the Davidson and Wilson County border Tuesday afternoon.

Officers from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, with help from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Johnathan Michael Bousquet, 26, at his sister’s LaVergne home around 5:30 Wednesday morning.

Markeith Mapp, 17, and Darin Cripps, 23, both died from gunshot wounds after police said a drug deal went bad and a close-range shootout took place in Mapp’s car along Stewarts Ferry Pike around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mapp was found in his vehicle shot several times. The car had crashed into a nearby creek.

Officers found Cripps lying on the side of Hobson Pike in Davidson County. A man and a woman were also present at that scene.

Cripps, of Nashville, died while officers performed CPR on him. Police believe Bousquet was the driver of a vehicle that drove of from the scene while officers tended to Cripps.

Charges are pending against Bousquet, of Mt. Juliet, and other witnesses present at the time may also be charged, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department. 

6 Comments on this post:

By: dangerlover on 5/26/10 at 10:47

If they had been in a bar, and it was legal to carry guns in bars, and someone with an HCP had been in the bar, and that person had their weapon, this never would have happened. Well, actually it would have. But there would be another dead person and an HCP would feel like a hero.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 5/26/10 at 2:05

nice post, danger.


By: Cookie47 on 5/26/10 at 3:07

Thank you, DangerLover, I like that. The hero part was a little over the top but I still liked it.


By: flyboy0407 on 5/26/10 at 3:27

he did the big boy crime now let his ass do the big boy time......(2) counts of murder will give him plenty of time to get his GED and a graduate degree in street crimes!

By: StumpyBeagle on 5/28/10 at 1:59

Of course it was a fantastic post, just so wonderful and full of wit. Nitwit that is. Only a single track minded moron can tie a serious story into something that has nothing to do with legal right to carry arms. Along with the ones that actually thought it was "a nice post" or "I liked it". Gee do you people ever think of anything else? Seriously don't you have a life? But before I go, let me leave you with this...

Today, Thursday, May 27, the Tennessee State Senate overrode Governor Phil Bredesen’s (D) veto of Senate Bill 3012 by a vote of 22 to 10.This legislation now heads to the State House and could be heard as early as Tuesday, June 1.

Sponsored by State Senator Doug Jackson (D-25) and State Representative Curry Todd (R-95), SB 3012 would allow a person who has a valid right-to-carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense in restaurants where alcohol may be served, as long as the permit holder is not consuming alcohol or is not otherwise prohibited by posting provisions.

So there's you something else to think about. I'm sure you can find a story about a hit and run victim and then come up with some idiotic way to tie it in with the second amendment and the right to carry.


By: Cookie47 on 5/28/10 at 11:56


DangerLover finally managed to write a post where he didn't sling 2 dozen childish, immature names at HCP holders simply because we have a permit to carry. I was trying to make him feel good about that and encourage him in his quest to find inner peace with his struggle to grow up and accept that there are some things he simply can't change. It was meant to be tongue-in-cheek just as this one is meant to be. It's called sarcasm.

And, yes, you did read that right. I have my HCP and DangerLover and others here have been told that I will legally carry whether they like it or not. I really don't give a damn whether anyone likes it or not.

I applaud Senator Jackson's and Representative Todd's efforts. This law should have never been overturned in the first place. Thank you, gentlemen!

I also applaud DangerLover's efforts to grow up. Only time will tell if it sticks.