UPDATE: Metro Police have apprehended Bobby Tice Jr., the third and final suspect in the brutal attack at Green Hills mall.
Metro Police West Precinct detectives have identified three suspects allegedly involved in the robbery and beating of Robert DeMoss Jr. at Green Hills mall on Tuesday night.
Police say three individuals were stopped by North Precinct Flex Officers Paul Shipley and Donald Kahn Thursday morning in an allegedly stolen car in the 4600 block of Kentucky Avenue. The suspects fled on foot.
The trio had allegedly gone to the mall to break into cars when Robert Tice Jr., 21, spotted DeMoss in the parking lot walking toward Dillard’s, according to police reports.
Tice allegedly got out of a vehicle and approached DeMoss from behind. Police say a witness reports Tice allegedly struck DeMoss with a baseball bat several times before he retrieved DeMoss’ wallet from the victim’s pocket.
The driver of the car, Johnathon Harris, 18, of Chamberlin Street, and a passenger, Catherine Mills, 18, of Disspayne Drive, were quickly arrested. They are charged with especially aggravated robbery.
An arrest warrant charging especially aggravated robbery has also been issued for Tice who is believed to be the person who beat DeMoss during a robbery.
Tice was released from prison in January after serving three years for burglary in Sumner County.