Outstanding police work by South Precinct officers Wednesday night led to the arrest of two teens for their alleged involvement in at least four separate hold-ups that all occurred in less than one hour.
Ronald Hayes, 19, and Taylor Ewin, 15, are accused of approaching victims outside residences on Barclay Square Drive, Long Branch Drive, Waikiki Boulevard, and Pebble Creek Drive, and robbing them at gunpoint. The hold-ups took place in quick succession between 6:40 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.
According to witnesses, the suspects were driving a silver Monte Carlo that had front end damage with a headlight out. Officers spotted the suspect vehicle on Antioch Pike near Haywood Lane at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hayes and Ewin were taken into custody. Victims positively identified them as the robbers. Two realistic looking airsoft guns, a handgun and a rifle, were found on the side of the road near the Monte Carlo.
Hayes, of Goodlettsville, is charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of attempted aggravated robbery. He is being held in lieu of $152,500 bond. At the time of his arrest, Hayes was free on $27,500 bond for a February aggravated burglary arrest.
Ewin, of Alameda Street, is charged with aggravated robbery in Juvenile Court.