18-year-old arrested for rash of armed cell phone store robberies

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A teen is in custody after police believe he committed a series of armed robberies at cell phone and convenience stores in two counties.  

According to police, 18-year-old Azreal Scribner was charged with four counts of aggravated robbery of the following businesses:  

Discount Tobacco, 2501 Lebanon Pike, on November 14th (Hermitage Precinct); 

·       Absolute Wireless, 4681 Trousdale Drive, on November 17th (Midtown Hills Precinct); 

·       Metro PCS, 715 Main Street, on November 19th (East Precinct); and 

·       Absolute Wireless, 2262 Lebanon Pike, on November 24th (Hermitage Precinct). 

Police said during the night, a red Dodge Avenger in public housing on University Court, the same street Scribner lives on. Juvenile Task Force Officers watched the car pull away and run a stop sign.  

According to a release, as officers tried to pull the car over, it ran over a curb, drove through a ditch and onto Lafayette Street. While officers didn’t pursue the car, they continued to look for it.  

Officers said they later found the car at an apartment complex on Porter Road in East Nashville. They found the apartment number and knocked on the door.  

Police said a strong odor of marijuana hit them when the door to the apartment opened. They said they interviewed Scribner, a 17-year-old, a 15-year-old, and 19-year-old Ronald Adkins.  

Scribner and the 17-year-old admitted to their involvement in the several robberies, detectives said. The 17-year-old was arrested by Franklin police for the Nov. 25 attempted robbery of a Verizon Wireless on Mallory Lane. He is being held in Williamson County.  

Additional robbery charges against him and Scribner will also come from Davidson and Williamson Counties.  

Police said they seized three semi-automatic pistols, two of them had extended magazines, from the Porter Road apartment.  

A search of the apartment on University Court yielded a 9mm rifle, ammunition, 10 firearm magazines, including a 100 round drum magazine, more than $9,000 in cash, and numerous iPhones.  

Scribner was also charged with felony evading arrest and numerous theft, gun and drug charges. His bond was set at $165,000.  

Ronald Adkins was charged with evading arrest, unlawful gun possession, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and driving on a suspended license. His bond was set at $10,000.  

The 15-year-old was charged in juvenile court with unlawful gun possession, second offense. 

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