Suspected Robbers Injured In Fiery Crash, 4 Arrested

Posted at 6:23 AM, Jul 22, 2016

At least two suspected robbers were injured overnight in a fiery crash in Nashville.

The ordeal began when a robbery was reported at a Tiger Mart located on Hillsboro Pike in Green Hills around 1 a.m. Friday.  

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said two men walked into the store and held an employee at gunpoint.

They allegedly grabbed cash, along with a cell phone, and took off in a white Chevy Cruz.  

While officers were searching for evidence, officials responded to reports of a crash involving a car that matched the description of the suspects’ vehicle. 

An officer reportedly spotted it and began to follow the driver after the car ran a stop sign while speeding.

Somehow the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on West Hamilton and Flicker.

Police said four people were removed from the vehicle. Shortly after, the car went up in flames, but officers were able to extinguish the blaze. 

Those four people were questioned about multiple armed robberies after their car matched the description of at least two incidents. 

Friday evening, officers confirmed all four had been arrested.

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Dontae Ryans, and his passengers, 20-year-old Ketorrence Rollins, 18-year-old Don'Quise Kelton, and 21-year-old Vonzellae Harris were all taken into custody.

Authorities said Ryans, Rollins, and Kelton were charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and vehicle theft.

Ryans was being held on a $132,000 bond. Both Kelton and Rollins remained at the hospital due to injuries from the crash.

Officials confirmed the Cruz they were driving had been reported stolen Tuesday in Goodlettsville during a car-jacking.

Police said the female passenger, identified as Harris, was charged with vehicle theft, unlawful weapon possession, and marijuana possession. She was being held in lieu of a $13,000 bond.