Ex-convict arrested for allegedly robbing MTA bus driver of rings, cash

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 5:56pm
Staff reports

Convicted robber Juston Mayberry has been arrested again after he allegedly held up an MTA bus driver late Tuesday night.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, Mayberry waited for all of the passengers to exit the bus on Shelby Avenue at South 5th Street before he approached the driver at 11:10 p.m., threatened that he had a gun, and demanded her wedding and engagement rings and cash. Mayberry fled on foot. The driver immediately notified police, who quickly saturated the area. 

About 10 minutes after the robbery, East Precinct Officer Todd Christian spotted Mayberry walking in the 700 block of South 7th Street, where he was apprehended and taken into custody.

Police said the driver’s rings and cash were recovered from Mayberry’s pocket. The victimized driver was brought to the scene where she positively identified Mayberry as the robber.

Mayberry, of Dover Road, is charged with robbery and resisting arrest. 

Previously, Mayberry, 36, was sentenced to six years for a 2007 robbery conviction. He also has prior convictions for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, domestic assault and theft.

3 Comments on this post:

By: yucchhii on 3/10/11 at 9:17

C'mon, now check this out! Why was this clown back on the street to begin with? These clowns DON'T care that they get arrested! Most of their friends AND family are in jail or prison ANYWAY! So why would they care that they get arrested! How many times have you seen on TV, a report of some being arrested and seeing the police officers escorting them to the squad car and the person arrested is either laughing or smiling? Does that look like a "Look of concern" on their part? They DON'T care! So since that's the case, then just LEAVE them in jail for life. If they like it so much, "LEAVE THEM THERE!!!"

By: MamaG on 3/10/11 at 6:00

I agree with you...much too lenient laws in some areas and not hard enough in others.

By: SeymourButz on 3/14/11 at 4:32

Too bad someone with a handgun permit was not around to "pop a cap" in this convicted thief. Sic semper tyrannis! He knew if he got caught he would face no real penalty or suffer any loss. A good public flogging would do much to end this cycle and would definitely be a cash flow king for the City.