Smyrna police apprehend robbery suspects

MARIE KEMPH, mkemph@murfreesboropost.com


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Brandon Leonard (left) and Daniel Jones have been charged in connection with Nov. 5, 2012, armed robbery at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna, Tenn. (Photos submitted)
Authorities have apprehended all three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a man in early November at Fairfield Inn in Smyrna.

“All suspects from the robbery have been arrested,” said Kevin Arnold, chief of the Smyrna Police Department. “We at the Smyrna Police Department would like to thank the (media and public) for their assistance in getting three dangerous people off the streets of Middle Tennessee.”

Nashville residents Daniel T. Jones, 28, and Brandon L. Leonard, 28, have been arrested in connection with the incident, which occurred Nov. 5 just after 6 p.m. in the 800 block of Expo Drive, according to a Police Department press release.

Twenty-seven-year-old Shane Bohon, who is the third suspect in the case, has also been apprehended.

Jones, Leonard, Bohon, and a female juvenile are accused of luring the man to the hotel, where they robbed him at gunpoint and stole his wallet and cell phone.

The trio fled the scene in an older model Pontiac sedan without the female suspect, whose identity is not being release because she is younger than 18 years old. She was quickly apprehended when police arrived at the scene.

All three men have each been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.

“Jones is being held at the Metro-Davidson (County Detention Facility) due to violation of probation charges,” Arnold said, “and he will be facing the Smyrna charges when he can be released from there.”

Leonard and Bohon remain in custody at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.