The investigation into a series of nine business robberies in Nashville between July 22 and Sunday night led to Monday’s arrests of two men who refused to come out of their residence on Albee Drive for several hours and were ultimately apprehended by SWAT officers during the execution of a search warrant.
David Saxton, 53, and Dejuan Hamilton, 26, had been developed as potential suspects in the string of robberies. The red Nissan Murano in which they were traveling was under surveillance by an MNPD helicopter Sunday night when it was used in the robberies of two Mapco stores, one at 5400 Old Hickory Boulevard at 10:03 p.m., the other at 4711 Andrew Jackson Parkway at 10:34 p.m. The Murano was then driven to a home at 3559 Albee Drive.
Officers surrounded the home and began announcing over a PA system for the persons inside to come out. They refused. SWAT officers made entry and arrested Saxton and Hamilton, who are presently charged with Sunday nights two Mapco robberies and are being held in lieu of $100,000 bond each.
Evidence concerning their suspected involvement in the following robberies will be presented to the Davidson County Grand Jury in the near future:
Wing Stop, 127 N. Gallatin Pike, July 22
Shell Market, 4800 Gallatin Pike, July 23
Mapco, 18 E. Thompson Lane, July 30
Exxon Market, 5430 Old Hickory Boulevard, August 2
Mapco, 585 Stewarts Ferry Pike, August 2
Wing Stop, 3300 Gallatin Pike, August 2
Shell Market, 4800 Gallatin Pike, August 6