Sun, Nov 29, 2015


Strong Medicine: Will Homeless in Murfreesboro Have to Pull Their Boot Straps Up to Get Help?

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As heard in past news reports, we are continuing to follow the homeless situation throughout the week to update residents on what is taking place in our community. As we reported on Sunday evening, Murfreesboro has seen an increase of arrests involving homeless persons. Many of the charges that homeless persons in our area are facing include public intoxication and violation of probation.

This past Friday night, a homeless man was apprehended while inside of a church located at 404 East Main Street. The arrest report shows that the 32-year old man went to the Central Christian Church where police found him inside praying, just after 5pm on Friday. The responding officer noted in the report that contact had been made with the same culprit during a previous encounter. The suspect left his bottle of alcohol outside of the building, possibly as a sign of respect. The man was however said to be intoxicated.

When police spoke with the homeless man, who was born and raised right here in Rutherford County, he suggested that he needed help because he is homeless and "no place would help him." Truth be known, shelters in Murfreesboro refuse to allow intoxicated subjects from spending the night in their facilities do to safety concerns. This is not just a local policy, this is a policy that is active at shelters all over the nation.

The subject was taken to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with public intoxication. It will now be up to the homeless subject to take responsibility and own his problem and seek the proper help that he may be in need of. WGNS has found that help is indeed available.

Pastor Eric Hines with the Spring 2 Life Christian Addiction Recovery center told WGNS in a past interview that those battling addiction can overcome their problems.


Hines told us the Christian Addiction Recovery program is available for anyone wanting to make a change in their life.

Contact information can be found on (below).


Pastor Eric Hines

Spring 2 Life
707 N. Maple St. 
Murfreesboro TN, 37130 

Murfreesboro Police Arrest Report: 13-8664

Past Homeless Story

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