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Attorney: Man accused of shooting former councilman wants to cooperate

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Brandon Hunt-Clark (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Brandon Hunt-Clark (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Loniel Greene (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department) Loniel Greene (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Brandon Hunt-Clark has yet to explain what happened the night he allegedly shot former Metro Councilman Loniel Greene near a west Nashville gas station last November.

Metro police said Hunt-Clark, 19, was not cooperative when detectives went to Mississippi to question him after he was arrested for armed robbery.

Carrie Searcy, Hunt-Clark’s attorney, told Channel 4 that is not completely true.

“Mr. Hunt-Clark has wanted to cooperate with the police investigation. He has wanted to tell his side of the story,” Searcy said.

Searcy said she wouldn’t let her client talk because she wasn’t there.

“I was not present and they did call me when they got there,” she said. “However, I was not comfortable with him doing an interview with me only on the phone with them. I would rather be there in person, and Mr. Hunt-Clark agreed with that.”

So far, that has not happened.

Metro detectives went to Mississippi late last year. Monday, Searcy said her client will talk to police if she is sitting in the same room.

“I did offer to have him, as sort of a preliminary matter, to sort of write out a statement in his own handwriting and provide that to police to answer preliminary questions,” she said. “So that if they have more specific concerns about what was said, it would sort of narrow the focus once we got there.”

For now, things lie in wait as Hunt-Clark remains in jail in Grenada, MS.

“Mississippi has jurisdiction over him, and until he is returned here and actually served with a warrant, there is no way to get him back here,” Searcy said. “At this time, the police department has indicated to me that they are not interested in going back down there to interview him again.”

The armed robbery case was bound over to a grand jury, which will meet in July. Hunt-Clark could face decades in prison if they choose to indict.

Metro police said they are only interviewed in a face-to-face interview with Hunt-Clark. They said they had no indication Hunt-Clark wanted to meet with detectives until Channel 4 brought this story to their attention. They will now be making calls to the jail in Mississippi.

Greene surrendered to Metro police last Friday after learning he was indicted on charges of coercion of a witness.

The 35-year-old former councilman is accused of trying to silence a domestic violence victim who was allegedly abused by his cousin.

Greene is due in court next month. His cousin will go before a judge on Tuesday.

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