Man arrested in January murder of aggravated robbery suspect

Kevyn Allen (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Kevyn Allen (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested by Metro police in the murder of a robbery suspect found dead near Nashboro Village last January.

Kevyn Allen, 27, now faces charges of first-degree murder. He was booked into jail and is being held in lieu of $350,000.

Allen is accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Adrin Ohaekwe, who was found dead on the side of Old Smith Springs Road on Jan. 3. He had been shot four times.

According to Metro police, Ohaekwe was involved in a drug-related shooting and robbery in Smyrna the night before his death. He and Glenn Roby Jr., 27, were wanted by police for especially aggravated robbery.

Further investigation reportedly revealed Roby had contacted Allen after the robbery and Ohaekwe was killed during a disagreement. He was found dead the following morning, and Roby turned himself in one day later.

Roby, of Spring Hill, has been jailed in Rutherford County on charges from the Smyrna robbery since he surrendered himself on Jan. 3. He will be returned to Nashville in the near future to be charged with Ohaekwe’s murder.

According to Metro police, Mackenzie Colling, 19, of Fairview, is charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence for assisting Roby after the murder. She is free on $100,000 bond.

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