More Questions in Mark Capps Killing as TBI Officer Placed At Scene
Grammy-winning country music engineer Mark Capps was killed by a Metro Nashville SWAT officer on January 5th as officers were attempting to serve the 54-year-old with arrest warrants at his home in the Hermitage neighborhood. As three SWAT officers arrived on the front porch of Capps’ home, Mark Capps opened the front door, allegedly holding a pistol. Officers shouted “Show me your hands!” less than a second before one officer fired three or four shots, killing Mark Capps. The incident can be seen in body cam video.
However, new information from multiple sources raises questions about the original story given by Metro Nashville Police about what happened in the hours leading up to the shooting of Mark Capps, and also raises questions about the story told by the alleged victims that led to police being sent to the residence in the first place, namely that an officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations was in the home when the alleged kidnappings and threats occurred.
According to Metro Nashville Public Affairs Director Don Aaron, the incident began when Mark Capps allegedly went on a tirade at his home in Nashville around 3 am Thursday morning (1-5), throwing things in the house and ultimately holding both his 60-year-old wife and 23-year-old stepdaughter at gunpoint, allegedly telling them that if they tried to call anyone or flee the home, he would kill them. When Capps eventually fell asleep around sunup, the two women were said to have escaped with their pets to the Hermitage police precinct where they explained to police what happened.
Four total warrants were issued for Mark Capps, two for aggravated assault and two for kidnapping, and a request for a protection order was also processed. Due to the concern for the firearm Capps had allegedly used to threaten the two women and the presence of other firearms at the residence, Metro Nashville Police chose to use the SWAT team to serve the warrants. As three SWAT officers were taking part in a “covert operation” to place an explosive device on the front door of the home, Mark Capps opened the front door. This is when the shooting happened.
In a press conference after the shooting, Metro Nashville’s Don Aaron said,
The subject’s wife and stepdaughter were awakened by him this morning at gunpoint. They were brought into a family room. He threatened them, said that if they called anyone he would kill them. He was also throwing things about the residence, and just generally threatening them with the gun all the while, not letting them leave. Some time this morning after sunup, he ultimately fell asleep. The two victims were able to flee the residence, and went directly to the Hermitage precinct. Officers there talked to the two victims, took their statements in detail, and wound up swearing out arrest warrants against Mark Capps.
Neither in this press conference, nor in the Critical Incident Briefing accompanying the body camera footage that was released by Metro Nashville later in the day does Don Aaron or anyone else intimate that there was a fourth individual in the home when the alleged kidnapping and threats occurred.
Saving Country Music has verified that the boyfriend of the 23-year-old stepdaughter was also in the home at the time, and that the boyfriend is an officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, who incidentally is handling the investigation into the killing of Mark Capps.
In the four arrest affidavits obtained by Saving Country Music, the presence of the boyfriend in the home is verified.
On 01/05/2023 I responded to hermitage precinct at 1030 hours. The victim and her daughter had come into the precinct to report that her husband, the defendant, had woken them up at 0300 hours along with her daughter’s boyfriend and gathered everyone in the living room. the victims then stated he held them at gunpoint using a Taurus Judge Revolver and refused to allow them to leave.
Saving Country Music also reached out to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) to verify this information.
“We can confirm an off-duty TBI police officer (whose primary job is to provide security at TBI offices) was at the home as a guest of the step-daughter referenced in media reports the night prior to Friday afternoon’s shooting,” says TBI spokesperson Susan Niland. “He left the home before the two women reported their concerns to Metro Police. The TBI notified District Attorney General Glenn Funk of this information when it surfaced and he requested we remain in an investigative capacity in this ongoing case.”
The presence of an off-duty TBI police officer in the home when the alleged kidnapping and threats occurred raises numerous questions.
1) If the alleged victims were being held at gunpoint and were not allowed to leave or call anyone, how was the boyfriend able to leave the house prior to Mark Capps falling asleep, and prior to the two alleged victims escaping the house?
2) Once the boyfriend left the house, why did he not call police, go to the police precinct himself, or report what happened to TBI once he arrived at work?
3) As a member of law enforcement, why did the boyfriend not attempt to take charge or diffuse the situation? According to the affidavits, Mark Capps was “heavily intoxicated, drinking alcohol and taking prescription medications through out the night.” Could a trained law enforcement officer not overtake a heavily-inebriated Mark Capps? And if he couldn’t, why didn’t he call someone who could when he left the property?
4) Why did Nashville Metro not convey that a member of law enforcement was in the house when the alleged threats and kidnapping happened, and was one of the alleged victims of the threats and kidnapping?
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Charges weren’t filed for aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping for the boyfriend since he did not swear to arrest warrants similar to the wife and stepdaughter, even though he was named in the affidavits as an alleged victim of the threats and kidnapping.
Questions also remain about the timeline. According to Metro Nashville Police and the affidavits, the incident started at around 3:00 am on January 5th. The two alleged victims made it to the Hermitage police precinct at 10:00 am, presumably shortly after escaping from Mark Capps after he fell asleep. It’s unconfirmed at this time when the boyfriend left the residence to go to work at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations offices, but TBI has confirmed it was before the two women left the residence. The presence of cameras at the home (which police have confirmed), could verify this information.
These are just the questions that arise from the revelation that a TBI officer was in the home. Many more questions persist about the way the SWAT team handled the serving of the warrants, including why they did not attempt to communicate with Mark Capps and give him the opportunity to give himself up, why SWAT chose to implement a “covert operation” before announcing their presence in the area, how the gun that Mark Capps was allegedly holding ended up tucked beneath a rug and a parcel underneath a table without visible blood on it after Capps had been shot 3 or 4 times, and other questions.
Saving Country Music has also learned more about the state of mind of Mark Capps leading up to the alleged kidnapping incident. Along with losing his brother Jeffery Allen Capps two days prior to the incident, Mark Capps was concerned about money at the time. Capps worked as the sound engineer for Grand Ole Opry members The Isaacs. On December 15th, Becky Isaacs was hit head-on in a two car collision in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and hospitalized. This resulted in the Isaacs having to cancel many of their tour dates, which put Mark Capps out of work right around the Holidays.
With engineering credits tracing back to 1991, Mark Capps was a prolific studio engineer. Alabama, The [Dixie] Chicks, The Mavericks, Brooks & Dunn, Clay Walker, and Elizabeth Cook are some of the other artists Capps worked with in his career. Capps was also a co-winner of Grammy Awards for Best Polka Album in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. His father was legendary Grand Ole Opry guitar player Jimmy Capps.
Mark Capps never fired a shot in the incident, police had never been called to the house before for a domestic disturbance or anything else, and Mark Capps had no prior criminal record.
Stay tuned to Saving Country Music for more information on this continuing story.
January 18, 2023 @ 7:26 pm
I have a bad feeling about this
Something BIG isn’t adding up, is it?
January 18, 2023 @ 8:03 pm
“The presence of an off-duty TBI police officer in the home when the alleged kidnapping and threats occurred raises numerous questions.”
TBI spokesperson Susan Niland:
“He left the home before the two women reported their concerns to Metro Police. ”
TBI seems to be saying that the off-duty officer/ stepdaughter’s boyfriend left the home BEFORE the alleged kidnapping and threats occurred.
If SCM is right and the off-duty officer was at the house during the incident–and that he did not do anything about it or even REPORT it, then Houston, we have a problem.
That would be a major scandal.
Obviously, this needs to be fully investigated. The alleged victims and the cop should all be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. It would be interesting to see if any of them invoke their Fifth Amendment privilege.
January 18, 2023 @ 8:14 pm
The TBI is only saying that the officer left before the two women reported the incident, not that he left before the incident happened. According to the affidavits from Metro Nashville Police, he was there when the initial kidnapping and threats began at 3:00 am, and he was one of the victims of the alleged kidnapping and threats. The only reason Mark Capps wasn’t charged with a third count of kidnapping and aggravated assault for the TBI officer is he did not give sworn testimony to officers.
What is fair to question though is how the timeline populates in total. When did the boyfriend/TBI officer leave, and what was the status of the alleged kidnapping when he did? According to the two women, they were not allowed to leave. So why was the boyfriend, and why did he not contact police when he did to let them know the two women were being held against their will?
January 18, 2023 @ 8:16 pm
Wow, that’s certainly a big revelation. Have you reached out to the boyfriend himself?
January 18, 2023 @ 8:41 pm
The name of the boyfriend/TBI Officer has not been publicly verified at the moment. If he reached out to me, I would be more than happy to speak to him. Same goes for anyone involved in this case. But since this is an ongoing investigation, my guess is they’re going to be discouraged from speaking to the press.
January 18, 2023 @ 8:34 pm
I noticed that distinction.
That’s why I wrote that TBI SEEMS to be saying that the off-duty officer left before the alleged crimes occurred, rather than that TBI IS saying that he left before the event.
I thought that that’s what they’re implying.
If you’re saying that you’ve seen affidavits from TBI stating that the officer admits that he was there for the crimes and that he didn’t report it, then this looks like the makings of a scandal.
January 18, 2023 @ 8:47 pm
Yes, I’ve seen the affidavits, and I took a screenshot of one for the article that anyone can see. It clearly states the boyfriend was in the house at the time of the incident.
February 16, 2023 @ 9:47 pm
@ Trigger I know who the boyfriend/agent is and he spoke with my daughter at the Funeral.
January 18, 2023 @ 9:04 pm
Is the TBI officer a married man?
January 19, 2023 @ 2:29 am
Police have verified Mark had cameras, so I’m sure they will release the footage showing when exactly the “boyfriend” left the home. It seems very probable that the presence of the man in Mark’s house was the prime motivator in the situation, especially considering they completely omitted it initially. Mark probably wasn’t very happy with his wife’s adult child living in his home to begin with, and to add insult to injury she was using his house to have spend the night relations, and God knows what else, with some dude. It also seems reasonable that Mark’s wife would probably side with her own flesh and blood if some conflict began and escalated, further antagonizing him. This guy is a cop – 100% guarantee if he didn’t have a pistol on his person, he had one in his vehicle. Old buck vs young buck competing for dominance over territory, status, and females – nothing new about that. But, the fact that he is a cop, was somehow able to escape being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint by a “crazy” person, and then doesn’t report it, or make any other effort to aid his girlfriend and her mother, and THEN the police pretended like he wasn’t there, wasn’t DIRECTLY INVOLVED, and didn’t even exist as they spoke to the media and released their professionally narrated and produced snuff film on fucking YouTube.
January 19, 2023 @ 7:49 am
Holy Moly! The hits keep coming with this story, don’t they? I encourage you to keep pushing on this one, Trig, as things aren’t adding up. Anxiously awaiting more updates.
January 19, 2023 @ 8:15 am
I’ve heard multiple stories about how corrupt the Nashville Police system is.
January 19, 2023 @ 12:26 pm
#3 is a terrible take and an easy way for things to go badly for innocent people. While Hollywood makes people believe that the good guy can easily overpower the bad guy in a situation as described, reality is when someone has a gun pointed at you and you have nothing (been there, speaking from experience several times) it’s best to see how the situation can play out/descalate and only try to be a hero if it’s a last resort situation
January 19, 2023 @ 1:41 pm
#3 was not a “take,” it was a simple question. You are definitely correct that things could have gone wrong in attempting to overtake Mark Capps. But what the presence of a 20-something able bodied member of law enforcement in the home does is open up more possibilities of how the situation could have been resolved. Clearly, the much bigger implications from the revelation that a TBI Officer was in the home and left before the women is the question of how was he allowed to leave if they were all kidnapped and being held at gunpoint, and why did he not inform law enforcement when he did?
January 19, 2023 @ 2:12 pm
How do we know the TBI officer is a 20-something?
January 19, 2023 @ 2:33 pm
I have not verified any identity information on the boyfriend aside that he is an officer at the TBI offices. Since the stepdaughter is in her 20s, it’s likely her boyfriend is also in his 20s or 30s, but I do not know that for sure.
January 19, 2023 @ 2:49 pm
I can certainly understand the inclination to think that.
I hate to say this, but i am wondering about the friendship between the TBI police officer, and the police officer that killed Mark Capps. As i understand it, the boyfriend is a police officer who’s duty it was to provide security at the TBI office.
If what he told his superiors is true – that Mark Capps had a gun on him, he would be pretty steamed, ego wise.
But it does not seem plausible that the situation was, as was reported to the police.
Big cover-up going on here. And, it seems, from multiple angles.
Not saying Mark Capps is/was innocent, especially if he was threatening and waving a gun around.
There are several components to this.
Also, questioning how the AG is handling this.
January 19, 2023 @ 7:01 pm
The TBI will release a final report, which is public record. They will present these finding to General Funk. He will then choose how the cases proceeds
March 1, 2023 @ 3:47 pm
The TBI report is not made public. I was told by the TBI that it is confidential and is only turned over to the DA for them to decide if this was a justified shooting and whether they will file charges against the officer. The public will not ever know what is in their report unless the DA makes it public.
January 21, 2023 @ 5:32 pm
Trigger, you are a first-class reporter.
January 21, 2023 @ 6:36 pm
BTW, I’m not sure of this, but I wonder, is that a typo in this sentence of the TBI statement regarding the agent who was in the house at the time: “The TBI notified District Attorney General Glenn Funk of this information when it surfaced and he requested we remain in an investigative capacity in this ongoing case.” Should that be “he remain” rather than “we remain”?
January 21, 2023 @ 6:47 pm
I do not think that the TBI officer that was in the Mark Capps’ house was part of the investigative team. His job is to help guard the headquarters. So I believe the statement intimates that even though a TBI officer is part of the case, the organization still wants to remain the lead investigators. I don’t think it was a typo.
January 21, 2023 @ 6:58 pm
Okay. I guess the “who” in this sentence refers to the TBI, not the officer who was in the house:
Saving Country Music has verified that the boyfriend of the 23-year-old stepdaughter was also in the home at the time, and that the boyfriend is an officer for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, who incidentally is handling the investigation into the killing of Mark Capps.
January 22, 2023 @ 6:43 pm
I agree 100% that if the boyfriend was there and allowed to leave if his truly happened as they say it did he had a responsibility to report it.
I knew Mark and this is totally against his character.
Secondly when SWAT showed up why did they shoot 4 times after giving Mark less than a second to show his hands??? Why not first if all try to talk him out of the house? Or just fire one warning shot?
Thirdly if Mark truly had a gun in his hands than how did that gun end up tucked under a rug with no blood on it?
I say something does not add up.in this story.
January 21, 2023 @ 6:57 pm
I’d take it was written as intended.
The TBI statement is saying that “HE”–meaning D.A. Funk–requested that “WE”–meaning the Tennesse Bureau of Investigations–continue to investigate the case.
In other words, the D.A. believes there’s more police investigation still to do.
MNPD Need Federal Takeover
January 22, 2023 @ 1:51 pm
This murder would have been quietly swept under the rug without Kyle’s continued investigative reporting. It still looks very likely that the murderer will walk away Scott free, another psycho protected by his badge. PLEASE don’t stop writing about this Kyle. Nashville media doesn’t care. National media doesn’t care. You care, and at least a few of this sites readers care. That’s all Mark has.
January 22, 2023 @ 2:56 pm
Thank you for staying on top of this story, Kyle. I am still in disbelief and shock at how this was handled. I didn’t know Mark personally but knew of him and followed his career. It is not an exaggeration to say he was one of the most well liked and well respected people in Nashville. No less than three Hall of Famers performed at his funeral (Connie Smith, the Oaks and Jimmy Fortune) and of course the Isaacs paid a very emotional tribute to their friend. Mark’s widow and stepdaughter were in the front row and have received public words of support from those close to Mark. I’m sure the parties involved have too much class to say anything negative while emotions are still high.
Some social media posts have raised a great question: why weren’t any of Mark’s close friends or his daughter called to help him? It is strongly felt that he would listened to them and come out peacefully. His first wife said he had become depressed. People in that state need compassion and help, not to be shot down.
For the record, I am not anti-police. Far from it; I am generally a solid “back the blue” supporter. However this situation doesn’t seem right and an impartial investigation needs to be made. If any mistakes were made, those responsible need to be held accountable. It won’t bring Mark back but it will go a long way to restoring his reputation.
One additional point: it has been speculated that money issues may have played a role in his breakdown. That may well be true, but the Isaacs are continuing to tour with a replacement for Becky. He also continued to work as an engineer on various CD projects.
January 22, 2023 @ 6:47 pm
I think the issue was he was more depressed over losing his brother 2 days prior than he was about money. It is normal for the Isaacs to take a break before Christmas until the New Year so Mark knew he would not be traveling during that time. The Isaacs only canceled 2 or 3 concerts due to Becky’s accident.
January 22, 2023 @ 7:26 pm
I agree. Jeff’s passing had a huge impact on Mark as evidenced by his (Mark’s) Facebook post. Jeff lived a more meager life and Mark probably felt a lot of guilt over his passing. Jeff’s passing was unfortunately overshadowed in all of this and as far as I know his cause of death has not been released although one of his friends speculated on Facebook it was due to untreated pneumonia. Jeff was found dead in his truck and a memorial is planned for a later date. Sad and tragic all around.
January 22, 2023 @ 7:29 pm
Thanks for reading Steve.
I also asked why the police did not get someone close to Mark involved, or even attempt to set up any line of communication with the house in a previous article. Perhaps that was part of the plan, but when they thought they could first send three SWAT officers onto the front porch and attach an explosive device to the front door in a “covert operation,” things when haywire when Mark—as probably any of us would have done—noticed a commotion at the front door and went to take a look.
January 24, 2023 @ 12:49 pm
Thank you so much for following up on this. None of it makes sense for those that knew him. We would like some answers please! Mark was a kind human being and was so much more than what I have been reading online about him. He was not some exciting story for a few days and then on to the next big hot mess. This just breaks my heart.
January 26, 2023 @ 10:29 pm
Does anyone know how the brother died?
January 29, 2023 @ 2:57 pm
So glad that SGM keeps investigating. 4 time Grammy winner Mark Capps in a mental health crisis from his brother’s suicide was executed in 2 seconds. No respect. No phone call. No friend asked to call him to peaceably surrender. No negotiation. No tear gas to disable him. No shield carried by SWAT so he wouldn’t have to kill Mark instantly to protect himself. No involvement of the Partners in Care team to prevent what looks like a military execution of a terrorist in Fallujah. Why do this in the way most likely to end up with Mark dead within two seconds?
January 29, 2023 @ 9:54 pm
I can assure you that there are a million people that would have dropped anything and gone to help him if the police had reached out. I still can’t understand why a “covert operation” was the first move in this situation. As has been mentioned, no previous history or arrests and his wife and step daughter surely told them what he had been going through. All signs pointed to a mental crises yet it was handled like someone on the 50 most wanted list. I just truly hope this doesn’t get swept under the rug. I too back the blue, but believe they got this one terribly wrong.
February 16, 2023 @ 3:35 am
Thank you for reporting on this. I wasn’t aware of the boyfriend until a couple hours ago when I saw a new WTVF article. I lived in Tennessee for only a year. During that short stint, I tried to learn to be an advocate for victims of crimes in a nearby Judicial District, and offer moral support, but things got too dicey and abstract for me.
I pray that Mark Capps’ murder will not be swept under the rug, and may encourage Tennessee to end this statewide pattern of denial and cover-up. I believe the people of Tennessee have the wherewithal to stand for accountability and transparency with a reasonable and respectable, yet relentless energy and united voice. I wish I had the clarity on how to lead the charge.
My heart goes out to Mark’s family, friends, and colleagues due to this tragedy. I pray that Mark’s legacy will be a catalyst for good in the big picture. I also pray that all parts of the system, from the police, TBI, District Attorneys, Judges, et al, will be motivated to effect changes in their respective roles so that they in turn don’t become criminals due to desperation, complacency, agenda, or percieved coercion.
February 16, 2023 @ 2:17 pm
Where is the “Community Oversight Board” on this?
February 16, 2023 @ 2:26 pm
I have a big update coming, and the Community Oversight Board’s observations and findings are included in that.
February 16, 2023 @ 5:17 pm
I look forward to your update on this shooting. I spoke with Mark about his brother the day before this happened, and I’m at a loss.
March 2, 2023 @ 8:09 pm
Scott B – you asked where the COB is on this? They have started an investigation, but it is not completed yet. They will post the findings on their website when they do. I have been communicating with the director. They know that we are all wanting answers, and they do to. You can actually go to the January 25th meeting of the COB and about 3/4 way through they bring it up and discuss starting an investigation. There were a lot of things that they were not happy about, as well. But, the GOP here in TN is trying to get rid of the COB. I hope that doesn’t happen. We need them. (and that’s why I have contacted the Senate and house of representatives that co-sponsored the bill).
March 2, 2023 @ 3:34 pm
This particular affidavit makes no mention of Mark threatening to kill police, aside from the boyfriend, yet, in the Critical Incident Briefing released to media, Police Spokesman Aaron states, “They said Capps repeatedly pointed his pistol at each of them and told them multiple times that, if they attempted to call anyone, he would kill them, AND kill any police that showed up to the house.” Aaron also made no mention of Mark allegedly threatening to kill police during the press conference at the scene. Do any of the other three affidavits acquired by SCM make any claim that Mark stated that he would kill any police that showed up to his house? The posted affidavit is clear that Mark allegedly threatened to kill his victims and their pets if they tried to call anyone – not explicitly threatening to kill the responders to such a call. If the other affidavits do not make this assertion, then it would certainly appear to be a pure fabrication on part of Metro Police in an attempt to justify their actions and tactics. Major question, with serious implications.
March 2, 2023 @ 7:38 pm
Of course MNPD said that…..they are trying to spin this in the best way possible to justify their actions and what they did. That is also why they character assassinated Mark in their reports making him sound like some crazed madman killer. He was none of those things. If he was THAT dangerous, he would have shot them, not just threatened them. I am not minimizing what he did as ok. But the wife, step-daughter and boyfriend walked away physically unharmed…..so much so that the boyfriend went on to work at 6:30am and didn’t alert anyone to what happened…..and so much so that the step-daughter got on a plane Friday morning and went back to school in Washington. She returned the following Tuesday for the visitation. He was having a 100% complete break with reality in a full blown mental health crisis fueled by his grief, the alcohol and prescription drugs. Mark did not have it in him to hurt or kill anyone, including himself. And you do raise a valid question – if he threatened police so much – why wasn’t it in the affidavit. ????? Maybe the wife did report that to them and they didn’t include it? Maybe they took him threatening the boyfriend as threatening to kill police? Who knows. We don’t have the answers yet. Hopefully we will soon.
March 2, 2023 @ 7:54 pm
The police officer boyfriend actually reported to work at 0630 hours… Wow. Wow… Are you sure? Is this on record? Didn’t notify the proper authorities of ongoing aggravated assault and felony aggravated kidnapping? Game changer – if demonstrable. Where is the corporate media on this??? What is the TBI response to this, if acknowledged as factual???
March 6, 2023 @ 9:51 am
Coat – Yes. That’s one of the stories the wife told. And yes – the TBI is aware because I was one of the people the TBI interviewed the Monday after the incident. When I found out that Noah was a TBI officer (I found out the day of Mark’s visitation), I called the TBI Agent who interviewed me to ask him about it and he first asked “Where did you hear that?” (which tells me they didn’t really want that to be public knowledge) and I replied “Oh, we all know about it now. I just left the funeral home and everyone knows.” And he said “Yes, we are aware and we are looking into it.” To which I replied “Well you better be! How could everything that allegedly occurred have happened with him present and then he goes to work business as usual at 6:30? And how could he get away but the women couldn’t. And he just leaves them? This is not okay. As an officer he had a duty to report and to render aid at the very least.” He said “We are looking into it. We have questions, too.” Yeah, I bet they do. We all do. It should be pretty easy to confirm whether he did leave at 6:30am – Mark had outdoor cameras. And other neighbors probably have ring cameras that would show the same. The TBI has the answers, but because their investigation is confidential and made known only to the DA, they won’t share their findings with the public. Which is why I think the TBI should not be the ones investigating this tragedy. How can they be impartial when one of their own was there and DID NOTHING TO STOP IT! Or forget stopping it, as best we can tell, he didn’t even report it. I’ve been shouting about this from the rooftops. It is important and it matters. The outcome that day could have been completely different if Noah had reported this that morning. There are so many questions……I just pray we get some answers. Yesterday marked two months and no answers. We are still going to fight for answers and I personally won’t shut up until we get them.
March 6, 2023 @ 10:34 am
Thank you for the clarification, as well as your insight and personal knowledge of the actual events surrounding this situation. One obvious question I have regarding the boyfriend, “Noah” – does he have, or potentially have, family relations or family friends in positions of power within the Tennessee law enforcement community, or within Tennessee Government proper? I surmise, given his girlfriend’s age, that he is a relatively young man. I cannot help but to notice that he is not just some Municipal Police Officer assigned to the roughest areas of town. To the contrary, he is employed by the Premier Police Agency in the entire State of Tennessee, and, as reported by SCM, according to the TBI, his “primary job is to provide security at TBI offices”. Sounds like a positively luxurious assignment for an entry level Officer.
March 6, 2023 @ 11:28 am
I have no information at all about Noah. I can make some inquiries and see if I can get some info. You bring up some good points. Either way, he was a sworn officer with a badge and gun and obligations as such, and he did NOTHING. Dereliction of duty at the least…..Maybe Trigger can get more information about Noah. I will see what I can find out on this end.
March 6, 2023 @ 6:48 pm
At this point questions surrounding this person are no longer simply germane to Mark’s case. Without understanding who he is, who he is potentially connected to, as well as completely understanding his actual locations, behaviors, and actions in the hours leading up Mark’s death are absolutely essential. Without the unwavering effort and support of friends of Mr. Capps, such as yourself, in conjunction with actual journalists and journalism, especially Kyle here at SCM, a person such as myself would literally have no inclination at all that a Tennessee Police Officer was present and involved at all. Tennessee authorities have plainly done everything in their immediate power to sweep this man and his impact on the official narrative, under the proverbial rug.