Wilson County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two male juveniles and are seeking a third in connection with two attempted armed robberies and a shooting involving a botched drug deal at a three separate crimes scenes in northeastern Wilson County.
Detectives began a lengthy investigation after receiving a call from a female victim just after midnight Tuesday morning. The victim said an armed male attempted to get her to open the door. She refused and immediately called 911 for help. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the armed suspect in question.
Soon afterward, within a close proximity to the first call, a second female reported an attempted armed robbery at her home under the same circumstances. The male individuals involved fled prior to the deputy’s arrival and was not located.
During this same time frame, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local hospital for a reported gunshot wound. After arriving at the hospital, and interviewing the individual who had been shot, it was determined that the gunshot wound was the result of a drug deal gone bad. The investigation revealed that the suspects that were wanted during the two prior incidents had attempted to purchase drugs after attempting to break into the two different homes. During the drug transaction, one of the suspects was shot in the leg.
As detectives continued their investigation, they linked all three incidents together and took the shooting victim and his accomplice into custody for the attempted home invasions. Sheriff’s detectives are actively searching for a third male juvenile believed to be responsible for shooting the suspect during the drug deal. No further details about the suspects can be released as all three are juveniles.
Meanwhile, detectives have recovered several items that they believe were taken from possibly more recent thefts. If you have discovered any items missing from your home after or around Tuesday night, you are urged to contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
“We want remind you to call 911 if you see someone on your property that you don’t recognize or know should not be there,” Maj. B.J. Stafford said. “By all means, do not open your door to anyone that you don’t recognize. Although these incidents are isolated, both certainly had the potential to have a much worse outcome.”
If you have any information regarding the above incidents, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 615-444-1412.