2015 Murder Suspect Nabbed During Traffic Stop

Posted at 8:51 AM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 09:51:27-04

A suspect wanted in connection with a 2015 fatal shooting was arrested after a traffic stop in Nashville. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said 22-year-old Troyvonte Watkins was pulled over just before 2 a.m. Tuesday on Ellington Parkway.

He was allegedly weaving and was slow to stop for an officer.

Police said he admitted to smoking marijuana prior to getting behind the wheel and was arrested for DUI.

When officers ran his name, they realized he was wanted for the murder of Reginald Ford, whom police said was shot during a robbery around midnight on August 6, 2015. 

So far, 20-year-old Rolandus Denzmore, 23-year-old Davonta Sherrill, and 21-year-old Demontez Watkin have been arrested in the case.

Investigators said a loaded gun was found in the car, in addition to the 45 Xanax bars that were concealed on his person. 

He was charged with DUI, possession of drugs without a prescription, a crooks with guns violation, driving on a revoked license, and bringing contraband into a penal institution. 

His bond was set at $1,009,000.