Detectives arrest two in violent Antioch attack

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:49pm
Staff reports
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Yangreek Wal

Police arrested two suspects — Duol Wal, 21, and a 15-year-old male — Monday in South Nashville after they allegedly robbed and abducted two men — and forced them to perform sex acts on each other.

SWAT officers and South Precinct detectives arrested Wal and the juvenile, but two additional persons are wanted in connection with the case. Police named Yangreek Wal, Duol Wal’s brother, as the third suspect, but detectives have yet to locate him.

The two suspects under arrest were charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, especially aggravated robbery and aggravated rape.

The two victims were walking to an apartment near Hickory Hollow Mall early on Saturday morning when they were attacked and kidnapped. The suspects allegedly drove the victims to different ATMs and withdrew money from their accounts.

Shortly after 5 a.m., the victims were forced to strip their clothes off and were abandoned on Franklin Limestone Road. The victims were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and released by Sunday.

Police are still seeking information about the whereabouts of 18-year-old Yangreek Wal and are encouraging anyone with information to call the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Detectives are also working to identify a fourth suspect believed to be involved.

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6 Comments on this post:

By: Moonglow1 on 3/21/12 at 6:46

Moonglow1: These thugs need to be behind bars for a long time.

By: Eye Nose & Now ... on 3/21/12 at 8:21

The laws need to be stronger. Anyone convicted of a homosexual rape, whether
statutory or forced, should receive an automatic death penalty. And amend it to
make sure such acts by these four thugs is also an automatic death penalty.

By: NewYorker1 on 3/21/12 at 10:01

My question is, why were the victims walking? There are Maserati, Mercedes, Lexus, and Infiniti dealerships right here in Cool Springs.

By: TITAN1 on 3/23/12 at 6:04

I agree these thugs should never see the light of day again. I also think the City Paper should use the Facebook method for people to post, then we wouldn't have to put up with NewYorker's tasteless posts.

By: MetalMan on 3/23/12 at 6:08

Titan, what else would you expect from a New Yorker?

By: NewYorker1 on 3/23/12 at 8:23

TITAN1 and MetalMan, those comments really hurt me. I'm crushed.