2 young men arrested in Nolensville father-of-three’s death

L to R: Kyle Elliott and Miles Holt (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two young men were arrested in the death of a Nolensville father-of-three who was killed last week.

Miles Holt of Franklin and Kyle Elliott of Antioch were arrested for criminal homicide on Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

They are accused in the death of Robert “Bobby” Ward, who was shot inside his Sam Donald Road home on New Year’s Day.

News 2 spoke with Ward’s family the day after he died. They said they heard knocking on the front door of their home when their father went to answer it. Shots rang out, coming in through the windows as Ward reached the living room.

Robert Ward with this three sons (Courtesy: Ward family)
Robert Ward with this three sons (Courtesy: Ward family)

No one was else injured, and his 11-year-old son hid underneath a bed and called 911 after the gunfire stopped.

The TBI says their investigation led to Holt, 18, and Elliott, 20, as the people responsible.

Ward’s family told News 2 that Holt is an acquaintance. A connection to Elliott wasn’t immediately known, and details on a motive have not been released.

Each was charged with criminal homicide and booked into the Williamson County jail. Holt’s bond was set at $750,000, while Elliot’s is $850,000.