Pineville Predators: Three indicted in kidnapping, rape, & assault of a runaway juvenile in Nashville

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Police say three high school friends who moved from Louisiana to Nashville after they graduated Pineville High School in 2020, participated in the assault and rape of a 16-year-old runaway who was staying with them at their Priest Lake apartment. A newly unsealed Grand Jury indictment charges 20-year-old Albert “Riley” Roberts IV with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, especially aggravated kidnapping, and reckless endangerment. Roberts was taken into custody Thursday and is free on a $100,000 bond. His co-defendants, 20-year-old Ashton Ivy Cannon, and 20-year-old Edsaviour Ricshaun Groves, both have outstanding warrants for their arrests. Cannon is charged with rape, aggravated rape, and kidnapping. Groves is charged with rape, aggravated rape, and solicitation of a minor.

The indictment alleges the victim was mentally incapacitated or physically helpless at the time of the incident, which occurred in 2020, between October 23rd and November 17th.

Albert Roberts IV (MNPD)
Albert Roberts IV (MNPD)

Albert L Roberts IV was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 2nd after a bond source agreement was signed, and released to his Cowboy Lane address in Center Point, LA.

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