14-year-old arrested for robbery

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Charges have been upgraded against 14-year-old Antwain Martin who is accused of pushing an elderly woman to the ground Thursday morning while trying to take her purse outside the public library at 2325 Hickory Highlands Drive.

The 74-year-old victim was walking toward the library at 10:30 a.m. when Martin ran up behind her and attempted to take her purse. When she did not let go, he pulled her to the ground and dragged her several feet before he fled on foot. She was transported to Southern Hills Medical Center where she was treated for cuts to her arms and legs and released. The teen was later arrested at his Edencrest Drive residence. Martin admitted his involvement in the attack.

Initially, the victim did not think anything was missing from her purse but she later realized that items had been taken. Martin had been charged in Juvenile Court with attempted aggravated robbery. This morning that charge was upgraded to aggravated robbery.