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Police arrest man believed to be responsible for 15 robberies

Posted: 4:55 PM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 21:55:45Z

A convicted robber and cocaine dealer was arrested for two Nashville robberies, but police say he's believed to be responsible for 13 different robberies throughout the city.

On Wednesday, 29-year-old Terrell Dequan Stevenson was arrested in connection to the armed robberies of a West Nashville Dollar General Store and South Nashville Mapco.

According to police, he robbed the Dollar General Store on Hickory Boulevard at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday and fled in a silver Honda Civic. Shortly after, he allegedly robbed the Mapco store on Old Hickory Boulevard.

Officers immediately deployed to gas stations on Old Hickory Boulevard in case he struck again. An officer Douglas Sykes spotted Honda at Old Hickory Boulevard and Edmondson Pike at 9:18 p.m. and tried to stop it, but the car quickly sped away.

Stevenson and Martha Colemen (his getaway driver) were later stopped by unmarked and marked police vehicles who boxed them in at a stop light. Both were taken into custody.

Coleman was charged with being an accomplice in the Dollar General robbery as well as two counts of felony evading arrest, two counts of aggravated assault and driving on a revoked license. Her bond was set at $230,000.

In addition to Wednesday night's robberies, Stevenson matched the description of the armed robber who held up the following businesses during October and remains under investigation:

  • Advance Financial, 1815 Church Street, on October 19th at 10:10 p.m.
  • Dollar Tree, 3810 Clifton Ave, on October 23rd at 10:43 a.m.
  • Walgreens, 1804 Charlotte Ave, on October 23rd at 11:21 a.m.
  • Walgreens, 1809 Antioch Pike, on October 24th at 1:19 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 2500 Gallatin Ave, on October 24th at 1:42 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 2819 Nolensville Pike, on October 24th at 2:30 p.m.
  • CVS, 2645 Franklin Pk, on October 24th at 2:50 p.m.
  • Mapco, 481 Old Hickory Blvd, on October 25th at 9:21 p.m.
  • Dollar General, 709 Old Hickory Blvd, on October 25th at 9:31 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 1801 Gallatin Pike N, on October 26th at 7:50 p.m.
  • Backyard Burger, 2744 Elm Hill Pike, on October 26th at 9:09 p.m.
  • Walgreens, 5429 Nolensville Pike, on October 28th at 2:44 p.m.
  • Shell Market, 731 Harding Place, on October 29th at 7:54 p.m.

Stevenson received an eight-year suspended prison sentence on the drug conviction in October 2017. He is presently jailed on two counts of aggravated robbery, unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon, and violating Tennessee’s Crooks with Guns law.