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Shotgun-Wielding Convenience Store Robber Arrested

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Police have arrested the man who robbed two convenience stores over the past two days.

Jeffery Halstead, 30, was taken into custody Monday night. Police said an officer was on his way home around 11 p.m. when he spotted a roofing company's truck, that he remembered had been reported stolen during his shift, outside of a N. Gallatin Pike convenience store. After confirming the license plate number with dispatch, he called on-duty officers to assist him arrest the driver, identified as Halstead.

Police recovered a shotgun from the truck's front seat.

Hermitage Police detectives said tips from surveillance images helped identify Halstead as the man who robbed the Donelson Pike Tobacco & Ale at gunpoint on Sunday. During an interview, police said he admitted to that robbery and the Monday night robbery of Chip's Quik Stop on Whites Creek Pike.

Police said Halstead used a shotgun in both robberies.

He was also charged with aggravated burglary, theft, and vandalism in a home break-in on Timberway Drive in Donelson on November 29. He was also charged with felony possession of Hydrocodone and cocaine.

Halstead was jailed in lieu of $415,000 bond.

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