Police Arrest Suspect Wanted In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

Police Arrest Suspect Wanted In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

CREATED Jul 9, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have arrested one of two suspects who they said was involved in a violent home invasion in Antioch.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department South Precinct Flex officers took 20-year-old Markeith Smith into custody early Wednesday morning. Detectives had identified him as one of two men involved in the armed robbery on Irma Drive on Monday night.

Officials said two men were inside the home when two gunmen came in through an unlocked door. Both victims said the men forced them to the floor, pistol whipped them, and demanded money.

The two gunmen got away with cash, a cell phone, a gaming system, and a Honda Odyssey minivan.

The minivan was recovered Tuesday on Bowfield Court, less than a half-mile away.

After identifying Smith as one of the two suspects, police issued an especially aggravated robbery warrant for his arrest.

They were able to track Smith down to a home at 4704 Bowfield Drive. He was found hiding under a bed.

Smith was taken into custody and booked into the Metro Nashville Jail. Bond was set at $75,000.

Investigators were still working to identify the other gunman.

Anyone who has information about the robbery or the other suspect has been asked to call the Emergency Communications Center at (615)862-8600, or Crime Stoppers at (615)74-CRIME.