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Suspect Arrested In Lebanon Crime Spree

Posted at 6:17 PM, Dec 10, 2015

Police said they have captured a suspect wanted in connection with a violent crime spree in Wilson County. 

Stavon R. Riley, age 29, of Nashville, was taken into custody around noon Thursday after the crime spree that began around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials with the Lebanon Police Department said the ordeal began at a Shell gas station in Lebanon. 

Police said Riley wore a bandana over his face, walked into the store on West Main Street, and fired at least one round inside the market. 

He was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

Riley reportedly fled the store and went to the parking lot of a nearby business. 

At that point, he allegedly fired one shot at a young couple who were in a car, hitting the 17-year-old male in the leg. 

"I was trying to throw punches he was backing up really fast because he knew I wasn’t about to go without a fight. I saw the gun go off and felt I had been hit," the teen told NewsChannel 5 on Thursday.

Riley was able to get away with teen's vehicle, leaving the high school senior bleeding in the parking lot of a Chinese Restaurant.

"I hope he (the suspect) realizes what he did is wrong and can see that and change as a person. It just changes you when something like happens to you," he added.

The teen was hit once in the right leg but is expected to recover after spending a few weeks on crutches.