Good Samaritan injured while attempting to stop robbery

Good Samaritan injured while attempting to stop robbery (Image 1)
Good Samaritan injured while attempting to stop robbery (Image 1)

A Good Samaritan attempting to help a woman who was being robbed was viciously attacked over the weekend in downtown Nashville.

Police told Nashville's News 2 two men tried to grab a woman's purse in the 300 block of Lower Broadway early Saturday morning.

When a few helpful citizens tried to stop the thieves, one was hit over the head with a lead pipe.

Officers quickly tracked down the suspects, 37-year-old James Campbell and 18-year-old D'Marcus Williamson.

Police also retrieved four bags of marijuana and a semi-automatic pistol.

Both men are in jail.

Police said Campbell, who is homeless and a registered ex-con for felony drug convictions, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft, evading arrest, marijuana possession and felon in possession of a weapon.

A parole violation warrant had also been issued against him in October for a criminal violation.

Williamson is charged with one count of aggravated assault, theft and evading arrest.

The citizen who was struck in the head was treated for a laceration and released, police said.

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