Convicted Felon Charged with Attempted Armed Robbery of Hispanic Construction Worker
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A 23-year-old Nashville man who was convicted last summer on two counts of robbery and sentenced to probation is again in the Metro Jail, this time for the attempted robbery at gunpoint of a construction worker on Inga Street.
Ladarrius Wimberly is being held in lieu of $56,000 bond on charges of attempted aggravated robbery, unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon and gun theft.
The 39-year-old victim reported that he was working on a new home in the 2400 block of Inga Street in East Nashville when a gunman suddenly appeared from behind the building. The victim said the gunman pointed the pistol at his stomach before patting him down. The victim was not carrying any valuables. The robber then rummaged through the front of the victim’s van before fleeing.
A description of the robber was broadcast over the police radio. Officer Eric Hall saw a man matching the description (Wimberly) in the back yard of 1503 Jewel Street. He appeared to be armed with a pistol and went into the side door of the house.
Officers, including members of the SWAT team and negotiators, surrounded the home and, after a time, Wimberly surrendered. A search of the residence, pursuant to a search warrant, led to the recovery of a stolen semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine.
Because this case involves a convicted felon and a gun, it will be staffed with the United States Attorney’s Office for potential federal prosecution.