Police recover stolen coins, jewelry from south Nashville home

Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 12:13am
Staff reports
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Durgham Al-Mosawi and Marshall Scott Smith

A book of rare coins led to the arrest of a suspect in a string of recent residential break-ins, Metro police said.

Officers said they first saw Marshall Scott Smith, 21, outside his McMurray Drive apartment flipping through a collector’s book filled with valuable coins.

When McMurray and a teenager, Durgham Al-Mosawi, sold the coins at a Franklin business, police determined the coins had been stolen.

Smith and Al-Mosawi, 19, were taken into custody Monday without incident.

Several thousand dollars worth of stolen property, including a handgun, jewelry, and electronics, were recovered from inside Smith’s apartment.

The pair is charged in the following burglaries:

• The 200 block of Delvin Drive on Feb. 6
• The 500 block of Swiss Avenue on Feb. 6
• The 5000 block of Cherrywood Drive on Feb. 6
• The 500 block of Huntington Parkway on Jan. 29

Smith, who has previous marijuana possession and DUI convictions, is charged with four counts of aggravated burglary. Al-Mosawi, of Harding Place, is charged with one count of theft of property.

 

25 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 9:44

why didn't they put the pic of the white guy on the front page since he's the one with the longer record???

By: girliegirl on 2/11/10 at 9:49

hmmm.....maybe because the first one looks similar to the photos of known terrorists we've got in Gitmo? :)

By: fishfry on 2/11/10 at 10:43

Forget the picture - why was the kid not in some kind of prison or rehab? With that kind of a record he should not be out on the streets. Who watches out for us, the residents, when these kind of young people are out and about? Change the laws to protect the innocent!

By: stlgtr55@yahoo.com on 2/11/10 at 10:57

Blanketnazi2, I didn't notice any skin color until YOU pointed it out.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 1:12

sure you didn't.

By: nnoseworthy on 2/11/10 at 4:19
Well, I noticed the unevenness of Al-Mosawi's goatee first. Why would you steal (apparently) rare, traceable items like coins?
By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 4:21

Well, these guys' lives are screwed...maybe they can walk on the UT basketball team?

By: localboy on 2/11/10 at 4:36

It's nice to see the kids playing well together...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 4:55

nah, that's not true, dangerlover. they'll do a couple weeks in jail, go to some "rehabilitation" classes and be out on the streets again in no time.

By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 5:01

Maybe if they scratch the serial numbers off some guns and carry around a backpack full fo weed they can at least get a tryout to play for UT...

By: fightcrib on 2/11/10 at 5:02

Agreed, Danger lover. Now Bruce Pearl with have a walk-on in Al-Mosawi that looks like Borat. He will be a role player on the team to be put in situations to foul hard, i.e. stab somebody.

Btw, regarding your comments about how Stevie Wonder coming to hurt me. I'm not sure that he can find my house, but the violent criminals/ Raiders fans may have it in for me.

By: fightcrib on 2/11/10 at 5:04

Danger Lover, one of these days I am going to find you, and when I do it won't be pretty. I'm going to do the unimaginable such as tp your house. Don't mess with me.

By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 5:08

Also, blanketnazi, the white guy is a moonfaced mouth breather...he just looks scary. Like if you both reached for the last six pack of Yeungling Light at the same time at the local Mapco, you better just step back, lower your eyes, and turn around. So the City Paper probably didn't want people to see him on the front page, freak out, and start closing browser windows.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 5:11

dangerlover, i have a feeling that dude would be reaching for a 40, not a six pack of Yuengling Light....LOL

By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 5:13

Ok fightcrib, come and get me you little girl. I love danger and will fight you in a crib if need be. If you tp my house you better bring an extra roll to cover the gaping wounds I will give you after I put bologna on your car.

By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 5:16

I don't know man...something tells me he likes things he doesn't know how to pronounce (which is, admittedly, most things) and by the looks of him, could stand to spare a few calories.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 5:23

i disagree. i doubt he likes anything that sounds like it comes from a "fur-i-ner." and i seriously doubt he reads at all!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 5:24

plus, Yuengling isn't going to give him as much "street cred" as a 40.....

By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 5:30

He's pobably one of those fightcrib type guys who would buy a 40, pour it out, and refill it with boone's farm or crystal light with vodka. I mean, look at his boyfriend...such a prettyboy.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/11/10 at 5:34

LMAO!

By: fightcrib on 2/11/10 at 5:56

Ha. Well let me tell you a little bit about myself, dangerlover.

I am in the Army, part of a special ops missions task force which shall remane nameless. Our unit specializes in covert swift strike target assasinations. I am trained in a vast array of hand-to-hand combat arts, borrowing from Akito, Jujitso, Kung Fu, Judo, boxing, and state of the art modern style know as Back-barn Bar-Fight Ninjitsu.

In addition to be highly trained in combat, I have survived eating only bugs and dirt on occasions, and I can go days without water. I have self-trained night vision. I have been captured tortured for days through electric gridding, and have lost most capacity to register pain. You've picked the wrong cubicle jockey to jared-funk with!

By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 7:10

Fightcrib, you ate bugs? Loser.

By: fightcrib on 2/11/10 at 7:16

DANGERLOVER DONT KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU TRY IT ACTUALLY IT WAS ONE PART OF BEING A RENEGADE BAD@SS DIDNT MIND SO MUCH SOMETIMES AS A TREAT I WOULD PREPARE CHOCOLATE COVERED ANTS NOW THAT IS GOOD EATING YOU NEED TO RESPECT DIFFERENT CULTURES. IN IRAN IT IS CONSIDERED A FORM OF FLATTERY TO SHOOT THE ONE YOU LOVE TO PROVE HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED TO MACNAIR. oh did i have my caps lock on? sorry about that.

By: dangerlover on 2/11/10 at 11:36

Oh real classy digging on Mcnair! You have some nerve lecturing me about respecting different cultures when you don't respect blind people. Stevie Wonder called; he's going to send Tina Turner to your house to smoke crack with you and then beat your renegade (bad)@ss!

By: dangerlover on 2/12/10 at 11:09

Well sometimes I eat ants, only they're ants on a log which are really raisins on peanut butter on celery. I bet they would be good with chocolate. I did not know that about Iran, thanks for telling me. Is it also a tradition to work at Dave and Busters?