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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Friday, October 03, 2008

MNPD makes arrests in Centennial Park stabbing

From the Metro Nashville Police Department:
Two homeless men have been charged in last night’s fatal stabbing of Vernon Duke, 47, also homeless, in Centennial Park.

William Parker, 36, and Jessie Stevens, 41, were identified as possible suspects a short time after Duke’s body was located on the steps of the Centennial Art Center at 12:30 a.m. West Precinct patrol officers spotted Parker and Stevens walking on Charlotte Pike and took them into custody this morning. During interviews with West Precinct detectives, Parker and Stevens implicated each other in the stabbing which apparently stemmed from an ongoing feud with Duke. Parker had a knife at the time of his arrest.

Both men are charged with criminal homicide. Stevens has been arrested 24 times for offenses including aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, felony drug possession, theft, and multiple public intoxication charges.

Parker has been arrested 48 times for offenses including aggravated assault, motor vehicle burglary, theft, inhaling toxic vapors along with numerous trespassing, public intoxication, and soliciting violations.

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