Tennessee man requests police ride along, arrested after routine background check shows child rape indictments

Joshua Murrey, 23, arrested after La Vergne police learn of child rape indictments

A Tennessee man who asked for a ride along with police ended up getting arrested Tuesday after a background check revealed child rape allegations, authorities said.

Joshua Murrey, 23, put in the ride-along request with the La Vergne Police Department, which said it then conducted a routine background check.

However, the report came back with two sealed indictments for child rape, the department said.

Police contacted Murrey on Tuesday and invited him to meet with K-9 Officer Justin Darby at the La Vergne Police Department.  

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Joshua Murrey, 23, was arrested after he requested a police ride along and a routine background check revealed two sealed indictments for child rape, authorities said.

Joshua Murrey, 23, was arrested after he requested a police ride along and a routine background check revealed two sealed indictments for child rape, authorities said. (La Vergne Police Department)

But when Murrey arrived to meet the officer, authorities said Darby placed the 23-year-old under arrest without incident.

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Murrey was booked into the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office before his transfer to the Robertson County Sheriff's Office.