Police arrest shotgun-wielding man for market robberies - WKRN News 2

Police arrest shotgun-wielding man for market robberies

Posted: Updated: Dec 18, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Jeffery Halstead was arrested Monday night on a variety of charges. Jeffery Halstead was arrested Monday night on a variety of charges.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police have arrested the alleged shotgun-wielding robber who held up a Donelson Pike beer and tobacco shop Sunday evening and a Joelton convenience store Monday night.

Jeffery Halstead, 30, is jailed on a variety of charges including aggravated burglary, vehicle theft, felony theft, felony vandalism and felony drug charges.

He was arrested late Monday night after an officer spotted a stolen pickup truck at a convenience store on North Gallatin Pike.

During an interview with detectives, Halstead admitted to Sunday's robbery of Donelson Pike Tobacco and Ale and Monday night's robbery of Chip's Quik Stop located at 7250 Whites Creek Pike.

In both robberies, the weapon used was a shotgun.  A shotgun was recovered from the stolen truck's front seat.

In addition to the robberies and truck theft, Halstead is charged with aggravated burglary, theft and vandalism in relation to a home break-in on Timberway Drive in Donelson on November 29, and felony possession of Hydrocodone and cocaine.

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