A robbery suspect is in custody after being chased by law enforcement and then bailing from a vehicle. The subject was evidently trying to elude authorities when he reportedly ran into the Wynnsong Movie Theater off of Cason Lane in Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro Police and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office were involved in the pursuit.
As we dived deeper into the story, it was discovered that Stephon Canty reportedly robbed a resident on Oakhill Drive in Murfreesboro. The robbery allegedly occurred when Canty went to the door of the home and knocked. When the door was opened by the victim, Canty allegedly displayed a gun and even suggested, "Everyone here can die." Apparently, the victim knew Canty.
The victim was told by the suspect to follow him in his car to Krystal's on Lascassas Pike. The victim followed, but dialed 9-1-1 while on route. Shortly after the call was made, police located the suspect and gave chase.
Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed on Wednesday morning that the suspect led Murfreesboro Police on a pursuit that started on North West Broad Street, State Route 840, I-24 and eventually to the movie theater off of Cason Lane. Sheriff Arnold said the suspect allegedly ran into the theater, possibly armed with a gun and that was when authorities captured the subject.
25-Year old Stephon Canty was charged with "Driving on a Revoked License, DUI, Violation of the Open Container Law, Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Aggravated Robbery." He is being held under a $17,000 bond.
As for the 24-year old victim, he was interviewed at the police station after the incident. He was not injured.
Sheriff Robert Arnold
MPD Arrest Report #18517
MPD Incident Report #18517