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Metro Police Arrest Two Men Wanted For Violent Crime Spree

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Posted at 8:26 PM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:37:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The search for two men wanted for a violent crime spree in Nashville ended Tuesday with the arrest of 18-year-old Terrance Kimbrough and 31-year-old Darryl Starks.

The men were arrested Tuesday evening by members of the Metro Police Department’s Gang Unit and federal ATF agents. They were taken into custody as they left an apartment in the Andrew Jackson public housing development on Blank Street.

Kimbrough and Starks are believed to be behind a series of shootings in and around the J.C. Napier public housing development. Both men were on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.

Law enforcement officials had been searching for the two since July 17th when warrants were issued charging them both with one count of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

Those charges stemmed from a shooting the day before in the J.C. Napier homes. Police say the men fired shots that hit a mother in the head while she was holding her 7-month-old son. That woman, Sheranda Jones, suffered critical injuries.

Since then, Kimbrough has also been indicted on first-degree murder charges for the shooting death of 23-year-old Monte Watson back in December on Lewis Street and the shooting death of Brendon Leggs in November 2014.

Leggs was killed outside Discount Tobacco & Beer on Lewis Street.

But that’s not all the two men face. Police have also indicted Starks and Kimbrough on multiple counts of attempted murder and reckless endangerment charges stemming from a shooting on July 17th that left two women injured on Claiborne Street.

Starks has a lengthy criminal history. He is an ex-con convicted for aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, fraud and reckless endangerment.

The two remain the subject of a continuing joint MNPD/federal investigation.

Metro Police says it has been working with the feds to crack down on violent and gun related crime in the JC Napier community for a while.

Spokesman Don Aaron says federal indictments can carry much harsher punishments and jail time out of state.

Aaron says those stiffer penalties appear to be working to reduce crime somewhat in the area.