Man arrested after robbing 3 at gunpoint in downtown Nashville

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested after allegedly robbing three people at gunpoint around downtown Nashville early Wednesday morning.

Metro police reported the suspect, identified as Manolito Jemison, was on a bicycle when he robbed a man and woman of their cell phone and cash with a pistol on the John Seigenthaler pedestrian bridge around 1:30 a.m.

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department
Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

Jemison then pedaled away toward downtown and robbed another man at gunpoint behind the Farmer’s Market on Eighth Avenue South a short time later.

Police set up a perimeter and K-9 officers were called in to assist in the search.

The suspect was soon found inside the Advance Financial on Eighth Avenue South and was taken into custody as he exited the business.

He was positively identified by all three victims.

Metro police said a handgun and cash were recovered from Jemison’s pockets.

At the time of his arrest, Jemison was free on $6,000 bond after his May 31 arrest for theft and evading arrest.

He is now charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and unlawful possession of a handgun due to a 2015 domestic violence conviction.

Jemison, of Jennings Street, is being held in lieu of $310,000 bond.

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