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Man Extradited To Nashville In Cab Robbery

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 14:16:53-04

A man accused of robbing a cab driver downtown has been extradited back to Nashville from Georgia.

Authorities in Forsyth County, Georgia said they took 34-year-old Russell Bradley Hilsher into custody May 22. He was returned to Nashville June 8.

An arrest warrant had been issued on the night of May 21 charging Hilsher with aggravated robbery.

Hilsher has been suspected of being the man who pulled a gun on a cabbie from the back seat on May 15. He also allegedly robbed the cabbie of his money and keys.

Officials said they found out Hilsher had relatives in Forsyth County, Georgia, where he was later found and arrested without incident.

Hilsher and Sherry Nivens were identified from surveillance photos from the robbery.

Nivens was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with aggravated robbery. She was held on a $100,000 bond.