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Three teens arrested in overnight string of robberies

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 22:31:36-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officials arrested three teens in connection to a string of overnight robberies Wednesday.

Police say 18-year-old Charles A. Donald, 19-year-old Kenneth Johnson Jr., and 19-year-old Corshawn Layne are responsible for three overnight armed robberies in Nashville.

They began at 8:30 p.m. when they allegedly held a man at gunpoint outside the H&H Market on the 5500 block of Kentucky Avenue, and demanded his keys. Police say they then drove away from the market in the victim’s 2013 Nissan Versa.

At 10:47 p.m., they stopped at a Walgreens on Highway 70 South employee and demanded a phone cord from the employee inside.
After she gave it to them and all three fled.

Police say their crime spree continued when they stole a 2016 Kia Soul. They allegedly forced a man out of the vehicle at gunpoint. He'd been sleeping in the vehicle in the Planet Fitness parking lot on Highway 70 South.

On Thursday morning, officers this morning located the stolen Kia in the driveway of a Somerset Farms Drive home. The stolen Versa was parked across the street.

The teens were found inside the home and taken into custody. The keys to the stolen Kia were also found in the home. During interviews, all three implicated themselves in the incidents. They were each charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of robbery. All three remain jailed in lieu of $200,000 bond each.