Two men were apprehended Wednesday morning after a chase that led a deputy to Lebanon while in pursuit.
One of the men, Tyvarious Turner, 19, is reportedly a suspect in March shooting in Lebanon. The other is 28-year-old Davon Hicks of Old Hickory.
According to Alexandria Police Chief Chris Russell, city officers responded along with sheriff’s department deputies to investigate an armed robbery at a residence on New Hope Road in Alexandria. Alexandria police officers and sheriff’s detectives determined that Tyvarious Turner and Davon Hicks held up several people at gunpoint and demanded money.
Alexandria Police have charged Turner and Hicks with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Bond on these warrants is set at $40,000 each.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says his officers have charged Turner with evading arrest, resisting stop, halt, frisk, search, two counts of reckless endangerment, and first offense driving on a suspended license. His total bond is set at $28,500.
The sheriff’s department charged Hicks with resisting stop, halt, frisk, search as well. His bond on that charge was set at $4,500. Both men will appear in court on May 19.
According to the sheriff, the two men entered a New Hope Road home in Alexandria sometime after 3 a.m. and held the occupants at gunpoint in an attempt to rob them.
They allegedly brandished a handgun and took $1,200 from a man and woman in the home. Another man was reportedly hit in the head with the butt of the gun while robbery was being committed.
One of the victims apparently managed to dial 911, and when a deputy arrived minutes later, he found a vehicle sitting in the driveway. The driver (Turner) allegedly ignored the lawman’s orders to stop, pulling out of the drive and fleeing the scene.
The officer pursued the suspects to Highway 53, to Interstate 40, and then on to Lebanon, where the men jumped out of the vehicle on Sycamore Street and attempted to escape on foot. The two were quickly apprehended and taken into custody with the assistance of members of the Lebanon Police Department, the Wilson County Sheriff's Department, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The case remains under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Alexandria Police Department, and the sheriff said more arrests may be forthcoming.
Turner is also wanted for shooting a 33-year-old man multiple times in March at his home near Cumberland University in Lebanon. Lebanon Police believe the shooting occurred during the commission of another robbery, and that a large amount of drugs were recovered at the home of the victim.
Turner crashed a car during a Wilson County pursuit in April, hitting two other vehicles and a utility pole on Hartsville Pike near Hillcrest Baptist Church before fleeing the scene on foot.
Officials reportedly found a weapon on the floorboard of Turner’s vehicle.