GUN ARREST: Felon Brings Loaded Glock 22 & Drugs to Vanderbilt Emergency Department

Just after 6AM on Friday morning, Larry Shaeffer of Memphis, posted on his Facebook “Otw 2 Nash Vegas anyone wanna ride up? And throw down for the Weekend?”

24 hours later, on Saturday morning, Shaeffer found himself having chest pain and walked into the Vanderbilt Emergency Room. Being from Memphis, he likely didn’t expect the full security check and metal detectors at the entrance. He was carrying a black & gray backpack with drugs and a loaded gun inside. He placed his bag on the security desk and stated there was a loaded gun in the bag. Security officers then searched the bag and located “a loaded Glock 22 pistol with 7 total .40 caliber rounds, 3.17 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale and grinder that both had a green leafy residue consistent with marijuana”. A driver’s license check revealed that Shaeffer does not have a TN handgun permit. Vanderbilt is a private University and weapons are not allowed on campus or in the hospital. The MNPD reported also states “Vanderbilt staff also advised that Shaeffer mentioned to them he was a convicted felon. An NCIC search by VUPD came back with negative results.”

We’re not sure what Vanderbilt Police were searching, but as usual they were only pretending to be a real police department, because a quick search shows over a dozen charges and convictions against Schaefer, with an extensive criminal history going back decades, such as DUI, felony drug charges, even felony auto theft, among many others, across multiple states. So essentially he told Vanderbilt he was a felon and they said “nope, no you’re not”. Vanderbilt called the real police, MNPD, who charged Shaeffer accordingly. New charges from overnight are:

  • UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON (T.C.A. 39-17-1307) $2500 BOND
  • CARRYING A WEAPON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY (T.C.A. 39-17-1309) $2500 BOND
  • UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (T.C.A. 39-17-418) $1250 BOND
  • UNLAWFUL USE OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA (T.C.A. 39-17-425) $1250 BOND

Per MNPD:

On 08/05/2017 at 0905hrs, a white male with a black & gray backpack on his person was seen by VUPD on Vanderbilt property approaching the Vanderbilt Adult Emergency entrance. The male who was later indentified as “Larry Don Shaeffer” placed his backpack on the desk at the metal detector and stated he has a loaded gun in the bag. A search of the bag revealed a loaded Glock 22 pistol with 7 total .40 caliber rounds, 3.17 grams of marijuana, and a digital scale and grinder that both had a green leafy residue consistant with marijuana. A driver’s license check revealed that Shaeffer does not have a TN handgun permit. Vanderbilt is a private University and weapons are not allowed on campus or in the hospital. No weapons allowed signs are posted at the entrance as well.

Shaeffer is currently admitted at Vanderbilt ER for chest pain. Shaeffer came to Vanderbilt Hospital for an onset of chest pain. Vanderbilt staff also advised that Shaeffer mentioned to them he was a convicted felon. An NCIC search by VUPD came back with negative results. Shaeffer is currently in room B-30 at Vanderbilt ER being treated.

Shaeffer: Desoto County Booking Photo

Shaeffer: Shelby County Booking Photo

Shaeffer was released from Vanderbilt and taken to Hill Detention Center for booking & processing, where he remains on a $7500 Bond as of Sunday Morning. He will have a review hearing on Monday.

Here are some of the prior charges and convictions that VUPD were unable to locate:

Statute Level Date
DRIVING U/INFLUENCE INTOX/DRUGS 55-10-401 Misdemeanor A 09/22/2015
DRIVING U/INFLUENCE INTOX/DRUGS 55-10-401 Misdemeanor A 09/22/2015
Statute Level Date
DRIVING U/INFLUENCE INTOX/DRUGS 55-10-401 Misdemeanor A 08/09/2014
VIOLATION OF LIGHT LAW 55-9-402 Misdemeanor C 08/09/2014
DRIVING U/INFLUENCE INTOX/DRUGS 55-10-401 Misdemeanor A 09/17/2015
DRIVING U/INFLUENCE INTOX/DRUGS 55-10-401 Misdemeanor A 09/17/2015
RECKLESS DRIVING 55-10-205 Misdemeanor B 09/17/2015

Statute Level Date
REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO BAC TEST 55-10-406 Civil Ordinances 08/09/2014

Condition – Adult

1.License Revoked, LCRV: 12 Months, 05/27/2015-05/27/2015, Closed 05/27/2015

Condition – Adult

1.License Surrender, 05/27/2015-05/27/2015, Active 05/27/2015
Statute Level Date
IMPROPER LANE CHANGING 55-8-123 Misdemeanor C 08/05/2011
DRIVING WHILE LICENSE S/R/C 55-50-504 Misdemeanor B 08/05/2011
Description Statute Level Date
RECKLESS DRIVING 55-10-205 Misdemeanor B 04/08/2010
VIOLATION OF FINANCIAL LAW 55-12-139 Misdemeanor C 04/08/2010
Statute Level Date
THEFT OF PROPERTY $10000-$60000 39-14-103 Felony C 04/18/2006
Statute Level Date
THEFT OF PROPERTY $500 OR LESS 39-14-103 Misdemeanor A 03/25/2006
Statute Level Date
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE W/O WARRANT 40-9-104 Civil Ordinances 07/28/2006
Level Date
FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE W/O WARRANT 40-9-104 Civil Ordinances 04/20/2006
Statute Level Date
VIOLATION OF PROBATION M 40-35-311 Civil Ordinances
Statute Level Date
THEFT OF PROPERTY $10000-$60000 39-14-103 Felony C 04/18/2006
Statute Level Date
THEFT OF PROPERTY $10000-$60000 39-14-103 Felony C 03/26/2006
Statute Level Date
MANUF DEL/SELL/ MARIJUANA 39-17-417 Felony A 05/10/2005
PUBLIC INTOXICATION 39-17-310 Misdemeanor C 05/10/2005
POSS OF CONT SUBSTANCE MARIJUANA 39-17-418 Misdemeanor A 06/09/2005

Currently open MNPD Charges in Nashville:

Case Number Arrest Date Case Status Fees Owed Disposition Disposition Date
GS823070 08/05/2017 OPEN Case Details
GS823071 08/05/2017 OPEN Case Details
GS823072 08/05/2017 OPEN Case Details
GS823073 08/05/2017 OPEN Case Details

 

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