Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of 3 Suspected Robbers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of three men accused of firing a shot during a convenience market robbery in Antioch on Thursday night.
Police arrested 21-year-old Tevin L. Johnson, 20-year-old Ladarrius Sullivan, and 16-year-old Nissan Mitchell in connection with the robbery of the Kwik Stop Market on Apache Trail.
Around 8:40 p.m. Thursday, two men with their faces covered and carrying pistols entered the market while a third stood at the door as a lookout. According to police, one of the two fired his gun at an employee behind the counter, and then the pair yelled "Hands up (expletive)!" The gunmen took money from the store as well as the wallet of a customer inside.
No one was hurt. The three men fled on foot.
Around 9:45 p.m., South Precinct Officer Will Amundson spotted a Ford Crown Victoria running stop sign at Barclay Square Drive and Apollo Drive. He followed the vehicle, and stopped it after it allegedly ran another stop sign at Apollo Drive and Una Antioch Pike.
When officers approached the vehicle, they saw blue latex gloves and a black wallet near Tevin Johnson. The wallet was later found to be the wallet stolen from the customer inside Kwik Stop Market.
Police also found a small quantity of marijuana stems on the floorboard of the car along with a large amount of cash hidden under the back seat. Also found were a ski mask and clothing items matching the description of the robbery suspects.
Witnesses identified Mitchell as the lookout.
Mitchell was held in juvenile detention. Johnson and Sullivan were held at the Metro jail in lieu of $150,000 bond each.