Police: Man steals beer at gunpoint from South Nashville gas station

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested after a clerk at a South Nashville gas station was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. at the Speedway located at 710 Murfreesboro Pike.

Metro police said the clerk confronted a man stealing beer when the suspect pulled out a handgun.

(Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

According to an arrest affidavit, 44-year-old Derwin Carrethers was taken into custody early Thursday morning.

Carrethers threatened the clerk with a silver gun before leaving with the beer, according to police.

The suspect was described as between 20 and 30 years old with a goatee and wearing a blue Titans hooded sweatshirt. He drove away in an older model Chevy Impala with black stripes along the doors.

Officers spotted a vehicle matching that description at the Lee Motel on Murfreesboro Road with a case of beer in the back seat on Thursday.

Carrethers reportedly admitted to the robbery to detectives, according to police. A silver BB gun was recovered from the vehicle, according to an arrest warrant.

He was booked into the Metro jail and charged with aggravated robbery. His bond was set at $30,000.