Murfreesboro Police arrest Uber driver on rape charge

By WTVF/Nick Beres | 

Posted: Mon 9:26 PM, Mar 14, 2016


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) - The Murfreesboro Police Department arrested an Uber driver and charged him with raping a customer on Halloween night according to Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF.

WTVF reports that neighbors told detectives they found the 22-year-old woman bloody and barely conscious in her front yard.

Sgt. Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Dept. told reporter Nick Beres,"Due to level of intoxication, he drug her out of the vehicle and threw her out onto the front lawn of the residence."

Investigators told WTVF that Lyons, Jr. deactivated the GPS on his car and drove to a secluded area where he committed the crime before taking her home.

"She was covered in blood and at some point received injuries during the Uber ride. She left the party unharmed and she ended up at her home sexually assaulted," said Evans.

WTVF in Nashville reported that Emmett Lyons, Jr. has a criminal record. A spokesperson for Uber told the CBS affiliate that background checks on all drivers go back seven years. Lyon's previous arrests happened before 2009.