Markavious Battle, 17, was arrested Friday night after he struck a 69-year-old woman in the face with his gun and took her wallet, just after 9:20 p.m. in the parking lot of Brentwood Oaks Apartments.
The victim had just arrived home and opened her car door when she was approached from behind by Battle, who grabbed her by the arm and said, “give me the money, bitch”. Battle then hit her in the face with a Glock semi-automatic pistol. She surrendered her wallet and Battle ran away.
As officers were on the scene with the victim, they received word that her credit cards were being used at the nearby Wal-Mart at 5824 Nolensville Pike store. Officers quickly responded there and took Battle into custody. The victim positively identified Battle during a show-up. Battle was carrying the keys to a 2008 Nissan Altima with a temporary tag that was parked in the Wal-Mart lot. Inside the car were the pistol, which contained an extended magazine loaded with 30 rounds, the victim’s social security card and other items from her wallet. Battle was taken to juvenile detention where he was charged with aggravated robbery and unlawful gun possession second offense.
Previously, Battle was arrested for aggravated robbery on January 26th of last year and was in possession of two stolen pistols, one taken during the burglary of a gun store in Mt. Juliet, the other from a vehicle burglary. In the 2018 case, Battle and two other teens were charged with robbing a 50-year-old man at gunpoint outside his Richards Road apartment. The teens led MNPD and Goodlettsville officers on a pursuit that ended on Rainwood Drive. Battle bailed out of the car and ran. Police dog Haus and his partner, Officer Tommy Smith, tracked Battle to a backyard on Masonwood Drive where he was hiding.