Sheriff’s Office makes arrest’s on Armed Robberies
Robertson County Sheriff's Office
Gene Bollinger, Sheriff

Monday, January 12, 2009

On  December  15, 2008. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of an home invasion & robbery that occurred at the home of Alice Tedali located at 4200 Green Road in Robertson County Tennessee. According to victim in the case, 3 black males made entry to her home at gunpoint took a sum of cash totaling more than $8000.00. Detectives received information such and descriptions of suspects and vehicle that they were driving. No injuries were reported.


On Friday  December  19  , 2008,  The Sheriff’s Office received yet another report of an armed robbery at Herndon’s Market located at Hwy 41-N in Cedar Hill Tennessee. Officers responded. Deputies found that the robbery was committed by a black male, and found that the male robbed the store clerk at gunpoint while customers were present taking an undetermined amount of cash. No vehicle description was obtained in this robbery.


On Friday December 26, 2008, The Sheriff’s Office received yet another report of an armed robbery. This robbery had taken place at Stuard’s Market located at 7669 Hwy 41-N in Adams Tennessee. During this robbery 2 black males entered the store, one from the back door the other from the front door. Both black males carried firearms. A sum of cash was taken as well as the electronic video surveillance equipment from the store. The robbery suspects escalated in this crime assaulting one of the employee’s. The suspects fled the store on foot, however witnesses were able to get the vehicle description and pass it on to the Sheriff’s Office.  The vehicle was described as a newer model ford midsized car red or maroon in color.


Within minutes of the Stuard’s Market Robbery, Deputy Jonathan Hayes of the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office was responding to the robbery headed north on Kenny’s Road. Deputy Hayes spotted a vehicle described to him by Central Dispatcher, and he turned to stop the vehicle the car sped away and turned onto Washington Road where the car stopped. Upon stopping the car, the driver of the car remained inside the car and two black males exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Deputy Hayes could see as they ran that they fit the description of the suspects. The surrounding area was searched as the case progressed.


The driver of the car was identified as Kathleen Thompson, a 28 year old female who resides at 131 Carden Circle in Springfield Tennessee.  Kathleen was apprehended, the vehicle was secured to be processed for evidence.  Subsequent investigation that included a search of the suspect vehicle revealed evidence of the robbery, including the firearms used in the robbery. Deputies further identified suspects of the robbery and began their search for suspects. The case against Kathleen Thompson will be presented to the Robertson County Grand Jury.



On December 27, 2008.  Torrie Walton a 21 year of age black male who resides at 135 Carden Circle in Springfield Tennessee was arrested and charged with the Armed Robbery of Stuard’s Market in Adams. Walton’s bond was set at $250,000.00. Walton is being held in the Robertson County Jail. A court date of March 16, 2009 @ 1;30 pm was set in General Session Court. Torrie Walton is responsible for other robberies located in Robertson County as well as the City of Springfield.  The additional cases will be presented to the Robertson County Grand Jury where Walton will be indicted on several other counts of Armed Robbery.



On December 29, 2009. The third Suspect, involved in the Robbery of Stuard’s Market was arrested. This suspect was found to be a juvenile who was in states custody and out on a furlough for the holidays. The juvenile suspect was sent to a juvenile lock down facility and is being held until March 17, 2009 when he is to report to the Juvenile Court of Robertson County to face charges on the crime of Armed Robbery.