Tyler Johnson breaks into park, distributes vodka and marijuana to minors

Tyler Johnson breaks into park, distributes vodka and marijuana to minors

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18-year-old Tyler Johnson was taken into custody for burglary, setting fire to property, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor on June 9th. Around 10 a.m., Gracie Wimsatt, a Pleasant Green Park Pool employee, alerted the authorities that when they were opening the pool this morning, she noticed the lock and chain for the front gate was missing, adding that it was locked and secured by the staff around 7:45 p.m. on June 8th. When she entered the pool area to see if anyone was still there, she discovered the large trashcan by the poolside had caught on fire with a small grill inside, and two tables, one plastic and one metal, were destroyed.

The total value of the damaged property was $455. When officers reviewed the flock camera, they identified one of the individuals, a minor, who stated he was at a party at the pool hosted by a male who went by the name “TR,” later identified as Johnson. He added that he was drinking and smoking marijuana at the party. Johnson agreed to meet with police at the precinct, where he advised that he messaged someone on Instagram who was selling a key to the park. He explained that he met the unidentified male in a white SUV at the park, who left the key near the bushes. Johnson stated, “I opened both of the gates myself. I threw the chain, and I am not sure where it went.” Then, he admitted to bringing marijuana and vodka to the party, and when he was leaving, he threw his small metal grill into the plastic trashcan.

Tyler Johnson (MNPD)
Tyler Johnson (MNPD)

Tyler Johnson of Crestview Drive in Madison, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 9th, charged with burglary, setting fire to property/land, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $5,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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