HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) – At least four people were taken into custody following an hours-long SWAT situation in Hermitage, including two men suspected in several robberies.
The incident began at a residence on Albee Drive off Dodson Chapel Road, where a Metro Nashville Police Department helicopter crew reportedly spotted a red Nissan Murano. At the scene, neighbors told News 2 the incident began just after midnight.
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Police had reportedly been surveilling the Nissan Murano as it was believed to have been used in the robberies of two Mapco stores Sunday night, one at 10:03 p.m. on Old Hickory Boulevard and the other at 10:34 p.m. on Andrew Jackson Parkway.
Officers surrounded the home and began announcing over a PA system for the people inside to come out. However, according to police, they refused.
Witnesses heard a loud explosion near the residence and saw a man and child exit the home. A News 2 crew on scene saw an officer carrying a child while one man was placed into the back of a patrol vehicle.
David Saxton, 53, and Dejuan Hamilton, 26, were among those arrested after a SWAT team entered the home. According to Metro police, Saxton and Hamilton are potential suspects in nine business robberies.
They are currently facing charges in connection with Sunday night’s two Mapco robberies and are both being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Further evidence concerning their alleged involvement in seven additional robberies will be presented to the Davidson County Grand Jury in the near future.
The other robberies they are suspected in occurred at the following locations:
- Wing Stop, 127 North Gallatin Pike, July 22
- Shell Market, 4800 Gallatin Pike, July 23
- Mapco, 18 East Thompson Lane, July 30
- Exxon Market, 5430 Old Hickory Boulevard, Aug. 2
- Mapco, 585 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Aug. 2
- Wing Stop, 3300 Gallatin Pike, Aug. 2
- Shell Market, 4800 Gallatin Pike, Aug. 6
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