Ivy Dobson, 19, surrendered to police Thursday evening. He has since been released.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A 19-year-old man wanted in connection to a violent attack this week in the parking lot of the Opry Mills Mall is no longer in jail after the arrest warrant charging him with attempted aggravated robbery in the case has been made inactive.
Metro police say Ivy Dobson has not been absolved in the case and the investigation is ongoing.
The 66-year-old victim told investigators she was approached by a man after she got into her car outside the mall Tuesday afternoon.
The woman reported the suspect opened her door, put a gun to her neck and ordered her to remove her seatbelt. The victim told police she believed the assailant was trying to take her purse.
The victim fought back and tried to gouge the man's eyes with her thumbs. Her resistance caused the suspect to flee.
A short time later, an officer responded to a suspicious vehicle call near the intersection of Lebanon Pike and Spence Lane.
A man identified as Dobson was walking in the area and asked by the officer for identification. He complied.
Later, the same officer identified Dobson from surveillance video of the Opry Mills parking lot attack as the man he had spoken to.
Dobson, after learning he was wanted by police, surrendered Thursday evening.
Metro police said late Friday afternoon they believe that one of the persons involved in the Opry Mills case is in custody in another jurisdiction on unrelated charges and that individual is under active investigation.
Police said the investigation would continue into next week.