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Texas Fugitive Antonio Caruthers, Suspected in a Brazen Nashville Robbery, Arrested on Allied Drive

10/9/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Deputy U.S. Marshals, acting on information developed by MNPD Warrants Division Officer John Tuberville, today tracked down and arrested a Texas fugitive wanted for the violent robbery of an elderly woman and who is also strongly suspected of committing the brazen robbery of three persons in the 200 block of Polk Avenue in downtown Nashville on the night of Saturday, September 21.

Antonio Caruthers, 29, is presently jailed in lieu of $200,000 bond on a fugitive from justice warrant. With Caruthers in jail, Central Precinct detectives are actively continuing their investigation of him in regard to the Nashville case.

In Plano, Texas, Caruthers is wanted for the September 13 armed robbery of an 84-year-old woman in a Wal-Mart parking lot. The victim reported that Caruthers followed her from a credit union, put a gun to her neck and took her purse. A witness heard the victim screaming and came to her aid. The witness reported that Caruthers pointed a pistol at him before fleeing in a newer model black Honda Civic, the same type vehicle used in the September 21 Nashville case. A second arrest warrant charging Caruthers with aggravated assault was also issued in Texas.

MNPD Warrants Division Officer Tuberville learned from Plano authorities that Caruthers had ties to Nashville. Tuberville was able to develop a possible address for Caruthers on Delta Avenue, which he shared with MNPD detectives assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. Through further investigation, Caruthers was taken into custody without incident at his workplace on Allied Drive.

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Antonio Caruthers, 29