Two Armed Robbery Suspects in Custody
August 20, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Outstanding police work led to Tuesday night’s arrest of two men accused of robbing four persons in two separate hold-ups.
Midtown Hills Precinct officers were flagged down around 10 p.m. by a Chinese food delivery driver on Wedgewood Avenue near 12th Avenue South. He told officers that two men approached him in the 1700 block of Hillside Avenue while he was making a delivery. One suspect was armed with a handgun and the second suspect struck the victim with a baseball bat before taking his cash, cell phone and delivery food.
Minutes earlier, officers responded to another hold-up at Santa’s Pub, 2225 Bransford Avenue. In that case, two men approached three victims who were sitting outside and robbed them of their cash and a cell phone. The suspects fled in a silver hatchback car.
Officers spotted the suspect vehicle on Union Street in downtown Nashville. The driver, Turner Goodwin, 21, of Mt. Juliet, bailed from the car but was quickly apprehended. His passenger, Roland Davis, 32, of Winchester Drive, was unable to get out of the vehicle. Items taken during both robberies, including the stolen cell phone and Chinese food, along with a handgun and baseball bat, were recovered from inside the car.
Goodwin is charged with three counts of facilitation of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated robbery. Davis is charged with four counts of aggravated robbery. Both men are being held in lieu of $225,000 bond.