42 Year Old Uber Driver Emmett Lyons Jr. Arrested & Charged With Aggrevated Rape in Antioch, TN … TBI States Uber Driver has a Criminal History



42 year old Emmett Lyons Jr. has been arrested and charged with rape after attacking a women he was driving for the the ride-sharing service Uber. Lyons was charged with two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of rape. The alleged assault took place on Oct. 31, 2015. Lyons was arrested Friday, and his bond was set at $100,000. He has plead not guilty. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Lyons has a criminal history which includes driving on a suspended and revoked license, assault and drug charges.

Emmett Nelson Lyons Jr

Uber Driver: Emmett Nelson Lyons Jr.

An Antioch man accused of attacking a woman while driving for ride-sharing service Uber has pleaded not guilty.

Emmett Lyons Jr., 42, was arrested on March 11 and is facing two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of rape.

In court Tuesday, Lyons entered a not guilty plea to the charges and was appointed a public defender.

According to the Murfreesboro Police Department, the alleged assault took place on Oct. 31, 2015.

The arrest report states the victim had attended a party and became too intoxicated to drive, so a friend arranged for an Uber to take her home.

Uber driver indicted on charges of raping Murfreesboro woman.

Hey Uber, you might want to go back farther than 7 years on a criminal back ground check. Hmm, whats that 2013 arrest?

Driver-partners must provide their licensing and vehicle documentation before being able to drive on the Uber platform.

A records check provided to The Daily News Journal by the TBI showed that the suspect has an extensive criminal history, including arrests and convictions for domestic assault, aggravated assault, possession of controlled substances, forgery and theft, but those charges were eight or more years ago.

Uber said it would not accept any drivers who had, within the past seven years, “any felony, any driving-related offenses, violent crimes, sexual offenses, or child abuse or endangerment.”

Nelson’s last arrest before this one was a violation of probation charge in 2013.

Posted March 17, 2016 by
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