3 indicted in robbery case that left 1 suspect dead, clerk injured

(Graphic: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three suspects have been indicted in the case of an Antioch robbery that left one suspect dead and a store clerk critically wounded.

Metro police and ATF agents worked together on the case for six months, leading to the indictments of Dominique Wallace, Robert Brooks, and Michael Bright.

All three face multiple federal criminal counts charging them with conspiring to violate the United States Hobbs Act, firing guns during a crime of violence, murdering

their alleged accomplice, Damontay Thomas, and unlawful possession of firearms or ammunition as previously convicted felons.

Authorities say Wallace, Brooks and Thomas entered the Express Market in Antioch on June 3, where the front counter was surrounded by Plexiglas.

Bright is alleged to have been the getaway driver.

Thomas attempted to get inside the enclosure by crawling through an opening close to the floor.

One of the other suspects attempted to crawl through an opening at the counter itself and as he was doing so, he fired his pistol, striking Thomas.

After the shooting, the three attempted to flee without taking anything from the store, and Thomas collapsed just outside the front door and died.

One of the suspects pushed a clerk, who was outside the glass enclosure, toward the ground and shot him in the head.

Bright, the driver, is also charged in a June 21 robbery of the Jack in the Box restaurant at 622 McGavock Pike.

Wallace was convicted of second-degree murder in May 2015 and received a 10-year sentence. Brooks was convicted of two counts of robbery in 2010 for which he received two six-year sentences. Bright was convicted of aggravated burglary in 2013 for which he received a three-year sentence.

Wallace, Brooks and Bright, if convicted on the new indictment, face up to life in a federal penitentiary, where there is no parole.

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