Donelson Pike gas station robbed at gunpoint; Suspect arrested

Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have arrested a convicted felon after a Donelson gas station was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

It happened at the Mapco located at 550 Donelson Pike around 9 p.m.

Metro police told News 2 that 29-year-old Timothy Stafford walked into the store with a gun and demanded cash and Newport cigarettes.

The clerk complied with his demands and he left the store.

Officers canvassing the area looking for the suspect were approached by area residents who reported a suspicious man run towards Claridge Drive.

He was identified as Stafford who was located inside a house in the 600 block of Claridge Drive.

He admitted to Metro police that he robbed the Mapco and the handgun used in the hold-up was recovered from his bedroom.

Stafford, who has previous convictions for aggravated burglary and theft, is being held in lieu of $77,000 bond.

 

(Photo: WKRN)
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