2nd Suspect Arrested In Violent Home Invasion

Posted at 3:56 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 07:57:56-04

A second suspect has been arrested after allegedly breaking into a Nashville home and holding an entire family at gunpoint.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said Sadie Arnold was arrested Wednesday night. Jeffrey McNew, another suspect in the case, was arrested Monday night. 

The incident happened Sunday morning at a home on Neely's Bend Road when a family awoke to a man and woman holding them at gunpoint.

The homeowner Melissa Carlton told NewsChannel 5 that the home was locked and the alarms were on. 

Police said the suspect entered the home through a kitchen window.

Her 14-year-old son and his best friend, who was there for a sleep over, were forced to join the parents, according to McNew's affidavit. 

The two are accused of forcing Carlton's husband to get into his truck and drive to an ATM to withdraw hundreds of dollars in cash. 

A police spokesperson told NewsChannel 5 that the suspects dropped the husband at the house and stole their black Ford Focus. 

The Focus was eventually ditched for a gold 1997 Buick Century getaway car a few hours later. For unknown reasons, the car crashed which would eventually get the suspected robbers caught. 

Police said they found the victims' belongings after the crash. Arnold was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for serious injuries and was released Wednesday night.

She was then booked into jail on a $20,000 bond.