Police arrest 2 men suspected in 5 Nashville robberies

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police have arrested two men suspected in as many as five business robberies across Nashville.

Octavious Lewis was arrested Tuesday night after he was stopped on Interstate 24 East at the I-40 merger.

Police said at the time of his arrest he was driving the suspected getaway vehicle used in robberies on May 16, 20, 26 and 27.

Police said Lewis admitted his involvement in the May 20 robbery of a Metro PCS on Mt. View Road.

A short time later, police arrested Timothy Farmer at a Shelby Avenue apartment. According to a release, police recovered a black hat and leg brace from the apartment which are believed to have been worn during the robberies.

Farmer, 32, is charged with Saturday’s hold-up of a Boost Mobile store on Nolensville Pike and the May 20 robbery.

Police said he has prior robbery, attempted aggravated robbery and reckless endangerment convictions. He is being held in lieu of $125,000 bond.

Lewis, 29, also has prior robbery convictions, as well as felon in possession of a handgun, aggravated burglary and vehicle theft. He remains jailed in Brentwood.

Both Lewis and Farmer’s mug shots are being withheld pending lineup. Police said they are suspected in a recent robberies at a Subway, a Shell station and three cell phone stores.