Lebanon Police arrested two men suspected of committing an armed robbery of three women in the Walmart parking lot late Tuesday night.
Officers responded to a call around 11:45 p.m. regarding the incident. Upon arrival, the victims described the vehicle, a silver Ford sedan, and the suspects, and that information was immediately relayed to other officers via radio, a news release from the Lebanon Police Department said.
The three women told officers they were at their vehicle with three children when a man, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt exited his vehicle, reportedly pointed a knife at the women and demanded their bag.
One woman handed him her purse, and the suspects fled toward Interstate 40 in the vehicle.
Another officer was on a call at Waffle House, located north of the interstate, not far from Walmart, when he saw a vehicle matching the description, reportedly speeding toward I-40.
Officer Nolan Gray was able to catch up to the suspects, and he initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jacoby Scharkley, 22, of Gallatin. The passenger was identified as David Woodmore, 33, of Nashville.
Officers reportedly found a knife in the passenger seat of the vehicle and a purse covered by a black-hooded sweatshirt in the back seat. The purse was determined to belong to one of the victims.
Scharkley and Woodmore were arrested. Scharkley was charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of driving on a suspended license. He is being held in the Wilson County Jail on a total bond of $80,000.
Woodmore was charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of failure to appear. He is also being held in the jail on a total bond of $75,000.
Both suspects are to appear in court on July 17.