Convicted felon arrested after drug-related robbery in West Nashville

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A convicted felon was arrested Monday afternoon after a home invasion in West Nashville led to a brief pursuit and crash in East Nashville. 

Metro police reported 31-year-old Marvell Thomas and an accomplice forced their way into a home in the 5900 block of Morrow Road where shots were fired during an apparent drug related robbery.

Metro police said the victim reported Thomas held him at gunpoint while a second man stole items from the home. 

As Thomas left, he fired a shot toward the man, according to Metro police.  

Metro police reported the suspects then confronted a woman outside the house before driving off in a rented silver Toyota Camry.  

When she followed them in her vehicle, they reportedly fired shots toward her. She was able to provide police with the license plate number of the Camry.      

Officers rcontacted the rental company, which provided the GPS coordinates for the Camry.  

A police helicopter pilot then located the suspect vehicle while officers on the ground followed as the Camry crashed on Gallatin Pike at Douglas Avenue in East Nashville, according to Metro police. 

Thomas was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

A semi-automated pistol and a backpack taken from the victims’ residence were recovered from inside the Camry while methamphetamine was recovered from Thomas.

Thomas, who admitted to being at the residence, was positively identified as the robber, according to Metro police. 

Thomas, who has previous convictions for aggravated robbery, sexual battery, and felony drug possession, is facing the following charges aggravated robbery, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, assaulting a police officer, evading arrest, felon in possession of a handgun, gun possession during the commission of a dangerous felony, and sex offender registration violations.

Detectives are working to identify the second suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME. 

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