88-year-old in wheelchair robbed while sitting on porch; Teen wanted

(Mug: Gallatin Police Department)

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Every community has its most wanted fugitives, and Gallatin is no exception.

On Thursday, as News 2 runs its Most Wanted Marathon, police told us about one suspect a detective described as “detestable.”

His name is Isiah Bell. He’s a 19-year-old accused of robbing an elderly man in a wheelchair.

The victim is 88-year-old Bob Oldham, who News 2 learned has many health issues.

On Sept. 25, Oldham was sitting on his front porch holding $150 family members had just given him.

Bob Oldham talks with detectives (Photo: WKRN)
Bob Oldham talks with detectives (Photo: WKRN)

That’s when detectives say Bell and another man jumped onto the porch and took his cash.

“I was counting my money. I had money laying on lap where I’d been counting it, and he jumped and grabbed it,” Oldham explained.

“Detestable is the word I would use,” said Investigator Chuck Cook.

The other suspect, 18-year-old Jordan Davis, was arrested but Bell remains at large. Gallatin police would like nothing better than to put him behind bars.

“In my opinion, this is the lowest of low crimes. This man is totally defenseless,” said Officer Cook.

Oldham told News 2 he would’ve shot the teenager if he had a gun. “I sure would’ve,” he added.

The sheriff’s department in Sumner County handles all criminal warrants. They have served over 12,000 already so far this year.

Gallatin police are adding Isiah Bell to that list. Anyone who knows where he may be is urged to call authorities at 615-452-1313.

Click here to see a slideshow of Middle Tennessee’s Most Wanted. Visit wkrn.com/crimetracker for more.