Police accuse Dozier Court murder suspect of sending threatening text message to victim


Police accuse Dozier Court murder suspect of sending threatening text message to victim

Police charged Lyndsey G. Bronston and Dustin William Russell with the killing Brentwood resident Clark Cable on December 3. They were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 13. // Photo Courtesy of Brentwood Police Department.

By MATT BLOIS

A photo of a gun, taken inside of a vehicle, was part of a text message sent to Clark Cable, 25, just before he was killed in a drive-by shooting on Dozier Court in Brentwood.

Police charged Lyndsey G. Bronston and Dustin William Russell with the killing of Cable, a Brentwood resident, on December 3. They were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on December 13.

Bronston and Russell were extradited to Williamson County on January 17. They are being held at Williamson County Jail on bonds of $2 million and $3 million.

According to the affidavit written by a Brentwood Police Officer, police found an incoming text message on Cable’s phone with a photo of a gun. The text read, “This your house?”

The phone number that sent the text message was a Google Voice number. Detectives contacted Google and found out the number was registered to Bronston, according to the affidavit.

At about 11 p.m. on December 3, Brentwood Police responded to a call about gunshots on Dozier Court. When they arrived, police found Cable’s body in an upstairs bathroom. Cable had been shot in the chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According the affidavit, officers interviewed Kerri Cable, Clark Cable’s mother. She told police that she had been to a Nashville Predator’s game with her son and her husband Steven on December 3.

She told police that her son received text messages that made him upset during the game. The Brentwood Police officer reports in the affidavit that Clark Cable told his mother the person sending text messages identified herself as Kelsy, but after a Google search he suspected that Bronston was sending the messages.

In the affidavit, police report that Cable’s father told police that he saw a gray SUV parked on Dozier Court after they returned from the hockey game. He told police that he saw what looked like a camera flash from inside the car. The affidavit says shots were fired about a minute later.

Police say that Cable was shot through a window in his upstairs bathroom.

A police officer wrote in the affidavit that an investigation showed Bronston’s boyfriend, Russell, told his mother he had shot someone in a drive by and showed her news stories about the shooting. According to the affidavit, Bronston also told Russell’s mother that he had shot Cable.

Police report in the affidavit that they searched deleted Internet history on Russell’s mother’s phone and found news stories about the homicide.

The affidavit says Bronston told Russell’s mother that Cable was in a gang and that the shooting “was a result of human trafficking.” The officer also reported in the affidavit that Cable told his family that he believed he was being “set up” and accused of gang affiliation.

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