Former Firefighter In Custody For Attempted Burglary
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A former firefighter has been arrested for allegedly attempting to steal a television from a south Nashville fire station early Monday morning. The man also failed to appear in court on a felony drug charge.
Randall Soulliere was taken into custody Wednesday evening in Hendersonville.
Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department were called to Nashville Fire Station 12 on Polk Avenue just before 3 a.m. Monday.
Firefighters had just returned from a call when they spotted a silver Dodge Caliber with a firefighter license plate owned by 43-year-old Soulliere, who is from Hendersonville, parked outside. They notified a fire captain who was inside the station who found the suspect near an office carrying a 55-inch TV.
The captain told police Soulliere dropped the TV when he was discovered and fled the scene in the Caliber with a second suspect.
Officials said a Metro Police officer saw a Dodge Caliber on Meridian Street matching the description of the one seen in the attempted burglary earlier in the day. When he approached the vehicle, he said a man believed to be Soulliere abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
Soulliere resigned from the Fire Department at a disciplinary hearing on March 4. He had been arrested in February by Metro Police who were conducting a prostitution sting. They said he was in possession of .6 grams of cocaine in a drug-free school zone.
The former firefighter was scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Monday in relation to those charges, but did not appear.
Soulliere was transported from Hendersonville to Nashville following his arrest.