Traffic stop leads to 4th arrest in Nashville man’s 2015 murder

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police say a traffic stop overnight Monday led to the arrest of a fourth man in the 2015 murder of a Nashville man.

Troyvonte Watkins was reportedly weaving in out of traffic on Ellington Parkway around 2 a.m. when an officer pulled him over.

According to police, it was apparent the 22-year-old was “under the influence of something,” and he reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana before driving.

Watkins was charged with DUI, and once his name was run through the police department’s computer, the arresting officer learned he was wanted for murder.

He is accused in the death of Reginald Ford on Aug. 6, 2015. He was shot in the head outside a home on Hermosa Street.

Three other men—Rolandus Denzmore 20; Davonta Sherrill, 23; and Demontez Watkin, 21—were all previously arrested in the case.

Watkins was booked in the Metro jail on $1,009,000.

He faces first-degree murder charges along with DUI, possession of drugs without a prescription, a crooks with guns violation, driving on a revoked license, and bringing contraband into a penal institution.

Some of those charges came after police say they recovered a loaded pistol from his car and Watkins allegedly had 45 Xanax bars concealed in his groin area when he got to jail.