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Two men apprehended after robbery attempt
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two men were apprehended after a robbery attempt Thursday on Curd Road. 

Roderick Majors, 23, Lebanon and Mario Newsome, 24, Nashville were arrested after the attempted robbery around 8 p.m. Thursday. A nearby resident called 911 stating she had just heard a gunshot in the area, and Mt. Juliet Police officers responded. 

The suspects and victim had already fled, but the victim drove to Mt. Juliet Police Department headquarters to speak with officers. The victim was in the 700 block of Curd Road when two male suspects approached the victim outside and attempted to rob him. A third suspect, a 17-year-old waited in a nearby vehicle. A struggle ensued, and the suspect fired a shot from a handgun towards the victim, but he was not hit. 

After a more in-depth investigation, investigators identified the suspects, and two of the three are in custody. The 17-year-old had still not been apprehended as of Monday afternoon. Sergeant Tyler Chandler said that the incident is still under investigation, and they are not ruling out that this robbery attempt has a connection to the one of the landscaper two weeks ago. 

“Our investigators work so hard to ensure dangerous criminals are quickly apprehended,” stated Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick. “The offenders’ behavior was extremely dangerous, and our community will not tolerate it. We, as a department, are going to do everything we can to keep this activity out of our wonderful city.”

Two adults were arrested, booked into the Wilson County Jail, and charged with the following: 

Roderick Majors, 23, Lebanon, Criminal Attempt (Aggravated Robbery) TCA 39-13-402; Criminal Conspiracy TCA 39-12-103

Mario Newsome, 24, Nashville, Criminal Attempt (Aggravated Robbery) TCA 39-13-402, Criminal Conspiracy TCA 39-12-103.

Majors was also wanted by the Metro-Nashville Police Department for Failure to Appear, and he was wanted by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department for Burglary.

Newsome was arrested in Lebanon’s public housing where he was banned from coming on property. He was charged for trespassing by Lebanon Police Department.

Wilson County Sheriff’s and Lebanon Police Department assisted in the suspects’ apprehension.

Anyone with any information on this crime is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/.