Metro police now have two suspects in custody following an armed home invasion late Monday night just south of downtown Nashville.
Jacquese Allen, 20, and Tyis Crutcher, 21, are accused of kicking in the door to a Humphreys Street apartment at 11:40 p.m. Two female residents in their early 20s were held at gunpoint for about 30 minutes while the suspects searched the residence for drugs.
The suspects wound up taking a flat screen television and laptop computer before fleeing.
Minutes later, an officer spotted a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle behind the Dollar General store on Lafayette Street and initiated a stop.
Allen, who was driving, was arrested and later, during an interview with detectives, confessed to his involvement in the crime.
Crutcher bailed from the vehicle. He was arrested at his home Wednesday
Recovered from the car were the victims' TV and computer as well as two pistols, one of which was reported stolen during a car burglary in June.
Allen was booked into the Metro jail on $157,000 bond on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, use of a gun in the commission of a dangerous felony and theft.
Crutcher, a convicted home burglar who received a three-year probated sentence in 2011, is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and use of a gun in the commission of a dangerous felony.
He was booked into the Metro jail on $365,000 bond.