Woman sought in East Nashville armed robberies surrenders herself to police

Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 13:51:29-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police say a woman who was wanted in connection with at least two armed robberies in East Nashville has surrendered herself to police as of Monday.

20-year-old Alexis Rutledge was wanted for two counts of aggravated robbery for two incidents on February 20.

Rutledge has been accused of robbing a woman outside her McKennie Avenue home and a cashier at Italia Pizza, located on Woodland Street.

Police said she is also suspected in two similar incidents in which two people were robbed at gunpoint, including a pizza delivery driver on Mitchell Road.

The woman who ordered the pizza said the driver took longer than she expected to get to her front door, and when she opened the door, she saw a car with no lights on speed off.

“I asked him if everything was okay when he got to the door, and he said, ‘I just got robbed at gunpoint in your driveway,’” she said.

Police said Rutledge is also accused of robbing a man outside his Belle Forrest Avenue home.

Rutledge is also charged with identity theft. forgery, fraudulent use of a credit card, theft of merchandise, and vandalism.

She is currently being held on a $17,000 bond.

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