Police make arrest in robbery where shots fired at Franklin officer

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 8:12pm
Staff reports

Three Millersville residents are in custody and are facing charges stemming from a weekend robbery at a Lewisburg gas station that led to shots being fired at a Franklin police officer, according to a statement by the Franklin Police Department.

The suspects, Kevin Adams, Johnny Himes and Tabitha Adams, were arrested early Tuesday by Millersville police, Franklin police said.

Police say Kevin Adams and Himes allegedly assaulted and robbed a gas station attendant at the Lewisburg Shell station Saturday night and then fled the scene. Franklin Police Officer Jessica Sterling pursued the suspect vehicle on Interstate 65, where her vehicle allegedly came under repeated gunfire, police said.

Charges were filed in the case after a vehicle found abandoned on Humphries Drive in Nashville contained evidence that related the suspects the incident in Lewisburg, police say.

Police say Kevin Adams, 27, and Himes, 21, each are charged with attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, felony theft, felony evading arrest and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Tabitha Adams, 36, is charged with accessory after the fact, a Class E Felony, because she allegedly falsely reported her vehicle as stolen shortly after it was found abandoned in Nashville, according to police.

Kevin Adams and Himes are being held, without bond, at the Williamson County Jail. Tabitha Adams is also being held without bond.