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Man charged with four counts of aggravated robbery

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 19:10:44-05

Metro Nashville PD have arrested a suspected gunman and charged him with four counts of aggravated robbery in Davidson and Williamson counties. The charges are regarding a series of hold-ups by a masked gunman at cell phone stores and convenience markets since November 8.

Azreal Scribner, 18, is presently being charged with four counts of aggravated robbery involving Discount Tobacco and Absolute Wireless in Hermitage, Absolute Wireless in Midtown Hills, and Metro PCS in East Nashville.

Police were able to apprehend the suspect after identifying the Dodge Avenger that was believed to be associated with November's robberies. When the Dodge was located at an apartment complex in East Nashville, the police learned a number of suspects were inside and knocked on the door.

Inside the apartment, Scribner was present, along with 3 others, including 2 minors and Ronald Adkins, 19. When the apartment was searched, police found semi-automatic pistols, two of them with extended magazines. 

Scribner and an unnamed accomplice later admitted their involvement in a number of robbery cases to police. 

Police later searched Adkins' apartment on University Court and recovered a nine millimeter rifle, ammunition, ten firearm magazines, including a 100 round drum magazine, more than $9,000 cash and numerous iPhones.

In addition to the aggravated robbery counts, Scribner has also been charged with felony evading arrest, three counts of unlawful gun possession, felony theft for stealing iPhones, misdemeanor theft, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.  Scribner’s bond is set at $165,000.

Along with Scribner, Adkins, has been charged with felony evading arrest, unlawful gun possession, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and driving on a suspended license.

Additionally, one of the minors present in the apartment, a 15 year old, has been charged at Juvenile Court with unlawful gun possession, second offense.