NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Police have arrested three local teens accused of going on a weekend crime spree.
Officials said they first began investigating the case when a woman walked into the Metro Police South Precinct to report that she had been robbed and raped by an armed teenager as she sat at a picnic table in Seven Oaks Park on Friday. Then on Saturday, a Madison police officer was called to North Dupont Avenue after a citizen reported that three teens tried to steal a gas can. While at the scene the officer noted that the teens were attempted to steal gas to put in a car stolen from the rape victim the day before.
Later on Saturday police said a 55-year-old woman was confronted by an armed teenager at the rear of her Roosevelt Avenue home. The teen demanded her purse and car keys. He then fled in the victim's Toyota Camry.
On Sunday, after interviewing all the victims and witnesses to these crimes, police began to canvas the area of Chesapeake Drive/Dickerson Pike/Old Hickory Boulevard. During their search of the area they discovered the stolen Toyota Camry and another car stolen from the 55-year-old woman parked in front of a home at Moorewood Drive and Village Trail.
At that home police arrested 15-year-old William Frazier. He was jailed at the juvenile detention on one count of aggravated robbery and other offenses.
Another teen suspect was with him at the home, but fled the scene. Sixteen-year-old Andrew Jashon Lewis was later arrested. He was identified by the rape victim as her attacker and was taken to the juvenile detention on two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of robbery-carjacking, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and other offenses.
The third suspect, 15-year-old Jontarius Sanders was arrested Saturday morning at the intersection of N. Dupont Avenue and Archwood Drive. He was jailed on one count of aggravated robbery and other offenses.