Suspect arrested after violent attack near Metro park - WSMV Channel 4


Suspect arrested after violent attack near Metro park

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Police have arrested a man in connection with an attack and carjacking of a woman early Monday outside a south Nashville city park.

The suspect, Jerry H. Lane, 56, was arrested around 4 p.m. in the woods near Old Hickory Boulevard and Burkitt Road.

The female victim, Alceyone Arnold, 63, was attacked around 6:30 a.m. outside William A. Pitts Park along Tusculum Road near Packard Drive.

The attack led to officials placing three nearby schools on lockdown.

Police said the woman was at the location to open the gates of the park, which she has done for the last 15 years. Arnold was suddenly attacked by a man with a box cutter, which left her bleeding and searching for help.

The suspect stole Arnold's vehicle, which was later recovered six miles away at Old Hickory Boulevard and Legacy Drive.

After the attack, she ran across the street to a house, where paramedics arrived to take her to the hospital.

Just before 11 a.m., the lockdown was lifted at Maxwell Elementary, AZ Kelley Elementary and Thurgood Marshall Middle School.

Arnold was released Monday afternoon from an area hospital.

Lane is being charged with assaulting a Metro Parks officer and Metro officer, who were attempting to detain him.   He also faces charges of aggravated robbery in Arnold's attack.

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