Metro Nashville Police say 21-year-old Giovanni Johnson came by his home to grab some things and left after a short period of time. Moments later, he returned to the home, which he shares with his two roommates, Lavonn Nevels, Jr., and Ricky Peoples, Jr. — except this time he brought two unknown men back to the home, and all were armed with handguns. The trio held the two roommates at gunpoint and robbed them while pistol-whipping them in the face and forehead. Nevels says he was robbed of $4,000 in cash.
Police say 19-year-old Jahzeel Gayle came to see another man, supposedly to pay some money that was owed. While there, he reportedly racked the slide of a handgun and demanded the victim delete a video he had recorded of him, and CashApp him $100 or he would shoot him.
24-year-old Austin Travis Pulley is charged with felony aggravated robbery after he held a gun to his mother’s head and demanded her H&R Block tax refund card. When she didn’t oblige, he struck her on the right side of her face, took the card from her wallet, and fled the residence.
20-year-old Larry Claybrooks was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery when he was discovered with stolen property from the victims of two separate robberies that occurred around 30 minutes apart.
25-year-old Ernesto Sanchez was charged with robbery and attempted aggravated robbery after he demanded money from his roommate during an argument and then held a knife to his throat saying “I have killed seven, you will be eight”.
33-year-old Charquis Scales was charged with aggravated robbery after holding a butcher knife to the left side of her boyfriend’s head after hearing rumors that he was texting another woman.
32-year-old Ashley Bowling was charged with aggravated robbery after she robbed a gas station with a large knife, where she took money and cigarettes.
20-year-old Christopher Lara was charged with aggravated robbery and possession of Xanax after a man called police and told them a Hispanic male with face tattoos had mugged him at knifepoint.
53-year-old Keith McDonald was charged with aggravated robbery after holding a man at knifepoint in the woods near R Market on 40th Avenue and Albion Street.
Metro Police say coordinated police work led to today’s arrest of homicide suspect Zamar Redmond, 27, for the June 22nd fatal shooting of Andre L. McDonald near the intersection of 12th Avenue North and Jefferson Street.