Police: Roommate sells South Nashville man’s belongings for drug money


A man is accused of taking advantage of another man’s hospitality, pawning his belongings and selling some of them online to fund his heroin habit.

Nicholas Ferrell, 29, was arrested Monday on a theft charge.

According to an arrest report, Metro police were called to a home in South Nashville where the victim claimed he bailed Nicholas Ferrell out of jail and allowed Ferrell to live with him for a few weeks while he got back on his feet.

The victim told detectives “he noticed one of his guitars was listed on Craigslist for sale.”

When Ferrell was confronted, the victim said Ferrell admitted to selling and/or pawning the victim’s guitars, amplifiers, laptop and even his car because “he is a heroin user and used the money to feed his addiction.”

The suspect was able to identify locations in Nashville, Franklin and Murfreesboro where he sold a few of the items.

Some of the victim’s belongings were recovered.

Ferrell was previously arrested in June on charges including vandalism and theft.

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