Lawrence Welch, 29, was charged with putting an electronic tracking device on his girlfriend’s vehicle, according to police. He was apprehended on Friday.
According to the affidavit, officers responded to the Family Safety Center on Murfreesboro Pike after receiving a call from security that the boyfriend and the woman, who was attempting to obtain an order of protection, had arrived.
The victim informed authorities that her boyfriend had often threatened to kill her. She had already visited the Family Safety Center.
She stated that she and Welch were using the Life360 app to track each other’s locations, but that she had deactivated the app prior to arriving at the Family Safety Centers and was getting messages from him wanting to know her current location telling her to call him.
Welch ultimately arrived at the Family Service Center, but instead of entering, he went to the victim’s vehicle and knelt next to the front passenger-side tire. Officers discovered an Apple Watch, which Welch verified as his, stuck to the tire’s spokes when they examined the vehicle.
Welch is already facing two domestic violence counts stemming from incidents in July 2021 that led to his arrest in December 2021, according to court records.