Police make arrests in knifepoint East Nashville holdup

Monday, February 22, 2010 at 6:20pm
Staff reports
James Rogers, Timothy Hixson and Mollie Pasquini

Police often say suspects with multiple arrests that span several years have lengthy records. That phrase would not do justice to the record of one of three suspects arrested over the weekend in connection to an East Nashville holdup.

James Rogers, 46, of Kingston Springs, is charged with one count of aggravated robbery for his part in the alleged robbery of a teen on Trevecca Avenue, Metro police said. Rogers, who has been arrested 100 times since 1988, has convictions for theft, larceny, cocaine and drug paraphernalia possession, and DUI.

Police say the 19-year-old victim was walking along Trevecca Avenue at 1:50 a.m. Saturday when two passengers jumped from a black Chevrolet Avalanche and, at knifepoint, allegedly robbed the teen of his wallet. The victim gave police a detailed description of the suspects and the getaway vehicle.

About an hour later, East Precinct officers responding to a citizen’s complaint, less than a mile from the site of the alleged incident, spotted the suspect vehicle on Granada Avenue.

Police arrested Rogers, the driver of the SUV, and passengers Timothy Hixon, 41, and Mollie Pasquini, 19. Each are charged with one count of aggravated robbery.

Rogers is being held on $55,500 bond.

Hixon, of Goodlettsville, also has a lengthy arrest history with convictions for aggravated assault, assault, aggravated burglary, drug possession, evading arrest, prostitution and DUI. He is being held on $50,000 bond.

Pasquini, of Granada Avenue, was convicted in September of selling cocaine and unlawful weapon possession and received a three-year sentence. She remains jailed on $10,000 bond.

5 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 2/23/10 at 7:36

Why were these crooks not in jail? 100 arrests! several convictions! Absurd!

By: trtay2004 on 2/23/10 at 8:06

Lock em up please!!!!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/23/10 at 8:20

change the sentencing guidelines already!

By: stlgtr55@yahoo.com on 2/23/10 at 9:13

What ever happened to "Three Strikes and You're Out?" These men are obvious career criminals.

By: gigibagoly@yahoo.com on 2/23/10 at 10:42

if the 19 year old teen presume has a gun and shoot both attakerrs dead, you will put him in jail for life or may be you put him on death row, this is joke not a justice, yes ?