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17-Year-Old Arrested for 3 Armed Robberies of Nashville Businesses; More Charges Expected



A 17-year-old who carried a pistol in his waistband as officers arrested him Monday evening outside his Vailview Drive home is now confined at juvenile detention for the armed robberies of three Nashville businesses with more charges likely.

Quentin Taylor is charged with robbing the Waffle House at 2625 Lebanon Pike on June 30; the Mapco store at 2616 8th Avenue South on June 13th; and the Mapco store at 3043 Nolensville Pike on June 7th. Taylor became a suspect after the getaway car in the robberies, a 2003 black Acura sedan, was linked to him.

Taylor has acknowledged his association with Joshua D. Gift, 21, who has been a fugitive since May when West Precinct detectives, with assistance from the MNPD Crime Laboratory, identified him as one of three gunmen who robbed Twice Daily’s Shell Market at 7201 Highway 70 S on May 20th. An aggravated robbery warrant charging Gift in that case is outstanding.

In the June 30 Waffle House case, Taylor admitted to being the getaway driver. Detectives are continuing in their efforts to confirm the identity of the heavyset masked gunman who went inside (see attached surveillance photo). Gift has not been ruled out as that person.

Anyone seeing Joshua Gift or knowing his whereabouts is asked to immediately contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.


Quentin Taylor , 17

Joshua D. Gift, 21

June 30th Waffle House robbery, 3625 Lebanon Pike