Man Walks Broadway With AR-15, Ammo In Hand

Posted: 5:28 PM, Jun 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-02 21:13:04Z
Man Walks Broadway With AR-15, Ammo In Hand

A man caught walking down Broadway in downtown Nashville carrying an AR-15 and magazines of ammunition.

Calls about 63-year-old Michael Ray Jenkins poured into the 911 center as he was seen walking down the crowded street armed to the teeth around 10:30 p.m.

They described a man with long hair wearing a tan hat on Broadway carrying the military-style rifle.

Metro Nashville Police officers canvassed and flagged down by folks telling them which way the gunman had traveled.  

Officers found Jenkins with the AR-15 rifle in an alley behind 1641 Patterson Street.

Jenkins, who has a history of burglarizing cars, broke into a vehicle parked at the DawgHouse Saloon on Demonbreun Street, found the AR-15 and ammunition magazines, stole them and started walking. 

Jenkins was also found to be carrying a bent screwdriver and other items from the vehicle.

He was charged with auto burglary, possession of a burglary tool, and unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon. He was jailed in lieu of $24,000 bond.