Man Arrested For Looting After Nashville Tornado With Kids In Car

Tom Gantert

A father was accused of looting in Nashville while his two young children were in the back seat

Nashville, TN – A father is accused of looting in the Nashville area hit by a tornado while his two young children were in the backseat of his vehicle.

Joshua Davis, 34, was charged with disorderly conduct, child endangerment, criminal impersonation, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, controlled substance possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to WZTV.

Metro Police were on patrol on March 8 in East Nashville when they saw Davis in a black Chevy pick-up track at 10:15 p.m.

Davis was in the truck in an area hit by a tornado and the neighborhood was without electricity and had debris in the road.

There were buildings and homes torn apart in the area and a young couple had died, according to WZTV.

Davis and another person in the car were seen stopping at several different locations around the area, which the police found to be suspicious, WZTV reported.

Police contacted them, and they told police that they didn’t live in that area but were driving around collecting items. A mattress was found in the truck bed with other items, according to WZTV.

"These actions served no legal purpose and were in dangerous proximity to a natural disaster area, creating a hazardous condition for those with a legitimate reason to be there," Metro Police said, according to WZTV.

Davis gave police fake social security numbers twice when he was questioned, according to WSMV.

Police eventually found Davis’ license, according to WZTV.

Davis, who was from Michigan, told police he gave fake social security numbers because he thought there might be a warrant out for his arrest, according to WSMV.

Police also found 2.6 grams of crystal meth and marijuana as well as a digital scale with white residue on it, WZTV reported.

Two young children were in the backseat of the truck.

Davis was being held in jail on a $19,500 bond, according to WZTV.

Comments (23)
DR226
DR226

Wow, What an upstanding member of society. Scumbag and great father...

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vwiles34
vwiles34

Talk about having low life written all across your face. Total scum to be praying on people during a tragedy.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Should have been charged with burglary and theft too. Just because a storm knocked your house down doesn’t mean your property is up for grabs. It’s still your property.

NomonK
NomonK

People that steel items at a time like this are the lowest of low life's. I don't know that the harshes of punishment is enough.
To think those people lost everything they had by destruction and some even lost loved ones. A young family with their 2 year old were among so many killed .
If I'm ever in a situation like that and I catch someone looting I will become judge, jury & EXECUTIONER.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a loser

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

never mind that a cop was caught looting by a news crew. and then the poorly constructed cover up.

Stanracer
Stanracer

This ass needs to do some serious time!

SueCoop
SueCoop

What a sorry excuse for a father and human being. Crap. White Trash is what White Trash does.

pixiepup
pixiepup

Feel sorry for the children!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a sorry piece of shit scumbag!! Stealing shit after a disaster. Hope he goes to prison!!

Quasar704
Quasar704

“Usual suspect”?


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