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One hotel robber behind bars, another is on the run

Police searching for Gregg Merrilees

Post Date:04/15/2017 6:00 PM


Gregg Merrilees
Age: 40
Murfreesboro, TN

An intensive, multi-agency investigation into a string of middle Tennessee hotel robberies has landed one suspect behind bars, leaving another on the run. Franklin Police began investigating after the January 11 robbery of the Baymont Inn, on Franklin Commons Court, where one suspect armed with a gun and the other with a knife, menaced the overnight clerk while demanding the hotel’s cash.

Detectives from Franklin, Nashville, and Smyrna worked together to identify 32-year-old Dashaun Hickerson of Antioch and 40-year-old Gregg Merrilees of Murfreesboro as the suspects in a string of hotel robberies, including the one in Franklin. Hickerson is currently being held in the Rutherford County Jail, and Merrilees is on the run. Police need your help to find him.

Dashaun Hickerson
Age: 32
Antioch, TN

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering
a cash reward for information
leading to Merrilees’ capture.

If you know where he is, call Franklin Police
at (615) 794-2513 or Williamson County
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

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