Foursome arraigned in Green Hills beating

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 8:30pm

The four people accused of beating a 63-year-old man with a baseball bat and robbing him inside the Dillard’s parking garage at The Mall at Green Hills were arraigned in Davidson County Criminal Court on Wednesday.

Bobby Tice Jr., Catherine Mills, Johnathon Harris and Brittney Bannister each pled not guilty to charges of especially aggravated assault, stemming from the March 3 incident.

The foursome was allegedly in the parking garage area looking to rob shoppers for drug money, according to police reports. The victim, Bob DeMoss, reportedly was walking toward the mall when Tice approached him from behind and then, according to police, hit him several times in the head with a baseball bat.

DeMoss suffered extensive injuries and his family has sued Dillard’s for not providing sufficient security or lighting in the parking area.

The foursome was apprehended at separate times in the days following the alleged attack.


9 Comments on this post:

By: PYRO on 8/5/09 at 8:07

Savages, fry their a$$es. Screw rehabbing POS like this.

By: P51Jock on 8/5/09 at 8:32

Four against one elderly man? Pretty good odds for over powering their victim.

The people of Nashville against four miserable bullies....let us see how these "alleged" criminals like these odds!

By: courier37027 on 8/5/09 at 9:17

How many times do we read in NCP about repeat and habitual criminals, serving short sentences, and back on the streets they go? These thugs will be out of jail in less than three years. Tough talk, raw feelings, less than a minimum sentence will be result..

By: dargent7 on 8/6/09 at 5:06

Where are these animal's parents? Post their pictures in the papers, along side their "offspring". Tice was just let out in Jan., less than 3 months later hits an old man from behind, attempting to kill him? He'll do serious prison time. The others were waiting in the car. The girls will plea down to maybe probation. But Tice, Jr.? 15 years, will serve 10. His life is ruined. Why did it take 5 months to "arraign" this crime? If DeMoss was carrying a gun, he wouldn't of had time to pull it out and when Tice frisked him for his wallet, would of found the gun too. Then this a@@ would be armed with more than a Louisville Slugger.

By: Kosh III on 8/6/09 at 6:52

Send them to prison and they get advanced training on how to be an effective criminal.

A better punishment is one from a fiction novel I just read. The community uses a public latrine/outhouse. Criminals are staked spread-eagled to the bottom of the pit and left there for several days.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/6/09 at 7:32

courier, do you know how to look at their record online? it's simply amazing sometimes to see how many things end up dismissed or lesser charges.

By: fstop101 on 8/6/09 at 7:50

Turn these pieces of pond scum over to the victim's family to do with as they see fit.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/6/09 at 7:56

Tice had previously been arrested for assault and battery on his minor son. Ms. Mills has a history will aggrevated robbery. Ms. Bannister also has a history of aggrevated robbery. Scumbags.

By: pandabear on 8/6/09 at 2:07

So.... carry permits anyone ?