Felon free on bond charged in west Nashville robbery

Monday, April 19, 2010 at 1:09pm
Staff reports

A convicted felon who was free on bond for aggravated assault allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint Sunday morning in parking lot at 6202 Charlotte Pike.

Mario Thompson, 25, was identified as the gunman who allegedly approached the victim who was selling merchandise in the parking lot of a west Nashville business, Metro police said.

Thompson asked about a 46-inch Vizio TV that was for sale. After learning the price, the victim said Thompson began loading the TV in his car. When the victim confronted him about paying for the TV, Thompson allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim’s head and ordered him to stay away from the car.

The victim said Thompson drove away in a 2008 burgundy four-door Suzuki sedan.

Thompson, who is last known to have lived on Rice Road, has previous felony cocaine possession, aggravated assault and attempted aggravated robbery convictions.

At the time of the robbery, Thompson was free on $10,000 bond for aggravated assault after he allegedly beat a man Feb. 24 on Brick Church Pike, police said. Thompson also has outstanding warrants in another incident charging vehicle theft, domestic assault and an order of protection violation.

An aggravated robbery warrant was issued in this case, police said.

Anyone who has information concerning Thompson’s whereabouts is urged to contact West Precinct detectives at 862-7385 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

12 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/19/10 at 1:28

revise the sentencing guidelines, already!!!!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/19/10 at 1:31

Judge Robinson, why was the bail set so low for someone with such an extensive record?


By: Cookie47 on 4/19/10 at 3:08

I would like to know why these people are given bail at all, especially if they commit a crime with a gun. When will the judges of this town wake up and keep these thugs in jail where they belong?


By: bsaut on 4/19/10 at 3:16

What does it take to keep scum like this off the streets for good. If you want to know why honest citizens wish to carry handguns, this is a perfect example of the reason.

By: DDG on 4/19/10 at 4:36

How come almost every crime in Nashville is commited by black males? They are only 10% of the population, yet they commit 50% of the friggin crime.

By: fishfry on 4/20/10 at 6:37

Just more proof of the failed judicial system here! Now we are all in danger until this animal is off the streets. Same song, 1millionth verse...Tired of this already!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/20/10 at 7:40

By: fishfry on 4/20/10 at 7:37
Just more proof of the failed judicial system here!

Exactly right!

By: vechester on 4/20/10 at 8:25

It is illegal for a person with a felony conviction is have a firearm.

I guess Thompson was not aware of this when he put that weapon in someone's FACE! One just never knows when this will happen, which is why many of us carry legally.

By: wasaw on 4/20/10 at 8:43

Judge Robinson doesn't want to upset anyone because he eventually wants their funeral business. You can't make me believe that some of his judgements are not clouded by his business interest. Does anyone know of a judge who runs a business while a sitting judge? Channel 4 caught him numerous time working at the Gallatin Rd, funeral home when he was supposed to be in the courtroom, hearing cases. He wouldn't even talk to the reporter. He and Dumas are peas in a pod.

Has anyone heard the decision of the state Judicial Committee that heard charges on Juge Dumas? She's another one who couldn't get to work on time, and sometimes not at all. She is quick to punish late comers to her courtroom. "Do as I say, don't do as I do". If they have made any decision, it was kept quiet.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/20/10 at 9:07

uh.....wasaw....judge Robinson is a SHE not a he.....

but i will agree that Dumas is a complete waste.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/20/10 at 9:08

NOPE - my bad. you're right, wasaw. sorry about that.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 4/20/10 at 9:08

the only good judge i'm aware of is Fishburn.