Police ID body pulled from Cumberland River

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 7:58pm
Staff reports

Metro Police say a wallet found on the victim's body identify the body recovered from the Cumberland River on Tuesday afternoon as Dedrick Crump.

A citizen found the body at noon in rocks near the riverbank. Police said the victim was clothed in a black T-shirt, black cargo-type shorts and tennis shoes. He is believed to have been in the river for a period of days.

Crump, 35, of Thistlewood Avenue, was last seen by his mother on Saturday when he argued with her, police said. Crump’s family said he was taking anti-depressant medication and had suicidal issues.

Positive identification will be made through fingerprints, police said. The cause of death has not been determined, although there was no trauma visible when the body was recovered near River Drive in north Nashville.

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By: tdowdy on 9/16/09 at 2:56


April 11, 2008 - 4:17 PM

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Multiple charges were filed against a man accused of assaulting two deputies late Thursday night.

Dedrick Deron Crump, 34, of Nashville was charged with two counts of assault, evading arrest, criminal trespassing and simple possession of cocaine, Deputy Trent Givens reported.

Deputy Larry McMahan found a car parked at the East Fork Recreational area after the park closed. McMahan and Givens found Crump accompanied by a woman who appeared to be afraid, Givens reported.

Crump refused to answer the deputies’ questions and appeared to be under the influence of drugs, Givens reported. When Givens attempted to detain Crump, he ran into a wooded area. When he exited, McMahan ordered Crump to get on the ground but he jumped into another thicket of woods.

McMahan tackled Crump who struggled to escape so Givens reported he sprayed Crump with pepper spray. Givens placed a handcuff on Crump’s right wrist. Both deputies struggled with him.

“He refused to comply with my commands and used the concrete table to roll over so I had to use my impact weapon again,” Givens reported.

During the struggle, Crump clawed McMahan’s arms.

“While on his back, Mr. Crump spit blood on me and covered the front of my shirt,” Givens reported.

Givens and McMahan held Crump down until more officers arrived after about 15 minutes.

Because Givens struck Crump with an impact weapon, he was treated at Middle Tennessee Medical Center and later released.

Cpl. Tom Bunch searched Crump’s car and found a small amount of crack cocaine in the center console.

Deputies interviewed the woman with Crump who told them his behavior scared her. She was afraid of him because of the way he acted. She was taken to a safe location.

Crump was booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where his hearing was set June 18 in General Sessions Court.