UPDATE: All three suspects in Green Hills mall attack in custody

Friday, March 6, 2009 at 1:00am

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.

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By: dargent7 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I truly hope the "parents" of these three degenerants are proud. I hope the victum recovers and sues the parents...BLIND. And the 21 year old..give that monster 10 years in Folsum, with the big boys. He's a hardened criminal and a peice of dog crap on your shoe. Now these three idiots can check off the box "felony in the last 10 years?" when they go job hunting.

By: JohnGalt on 12/31/69 at 6:00

These three are poster children for detritus the gene pool would be better without.Suing the parents might eventually yield a 1985 pickup truck. Nothing more.Wish I could read the whole story.

By: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

They are nothing but coward scumbags! I wish I wish Mr DeMoss a full and speedy recovery.

By: carleydale on 12/31/69 at 6:00

The simple fact that the victim was "brutally attacked" with a baseball bat w/o the perps having even asked for his wallet should scream for the worse possible punishment on the books! And yes, the police report did say "brutally attacked"....from behind, no less...

By: global_citizen on 12/31/69 at 6:00

This punk, Tice, just demonstrated that three years in prison did nothing to teach him a lesson. He was out of prison all of a few weeks before assaulting an elderly man from behind with a baseball bat. For the sake of protecting society, send him back to prison, and this time make it much longer than 3 years.

By: carleydale on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Global, you and I both know that somewhere somehow someone is going to feel sorry for these 3 and let them back out...pronto.

By: total_kos on 12/31/69 at 6:00

You cannot always blame parents for stupid (and yes, criminal) decisions made by their children. At 18 years old, the choice belongs to that person, regardless to how that person was raised.

By: sickofstupidity on 12/31/69 at 6:00

I am 57 and wish that punk Tice had tried to attack me. My .40 S&W would have made a mess of him. Carry a gun and make people like these threes punishment permenant!

By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

C'mon TITAN1, if one of these kids could play professional football you would be defending these otherwise human slime. You would yap about how you hope for the best, how their new haircut shows they are humble, how they were mindiung their own business when an opportunistic fan started trouble. Your two-faced approach to equal justice under law is laughable.

By: Funditto on 12/31/69 at 6:00

word on the street is that the girl was a senior at hume fogg. You can't blame the parents for what an 18-year does. At some point they make choices.