Teen accused of robbing realtor in East Nashville surrenders to police

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 08:25:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police say an 18-year-old, who is accused of robbing a realtor at gunpoint in East Nashville last week, turned himself in Tuesday morning.

Officers said Deontaye Gooch-Blacksmith stole a Toyota SUV from the realtor on Porter Terrace on July 20. The vehicle has since been recovered but police are still searching for Gooch-Blacksmith.

Gooch-Blacksmith has previously been arrested twice for aggravated robbery in 2019. He was also a subject in NewsChannel 5 Investigates' "Broken" documentary, which detailed how some violent juvenile offenders commit new crimes when they are supposed to be under the supervision of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

Click here to read the investigation