Convicted Felon Arrested for Carjacking and Shooting in Nashville

Thomas D. Pointer, 26, was arrested for a carjacking and shooting in Nashville on Sunday.

Specialized Investigations Division TITANS detectives arrested convicted felon Thomas D. Pointer, 26, late Sunday afternoon for the carjacking and shooting of a 33-year-old Nashville man near the intersection of E. Old Hickory Boulevard and Gallatin Pike.

The victim was brought to Skyline Medical Center before noon suffering from a serious gunshot wound to his right leg. During the investigation, Violent Crimes Division detectives learned that an Apple Air Tag was inside the victim’s 2019 Nissan Versa. Using tracking technology, the car was determined to have stopped on Frankfort Drive in Hermitage, where Pointer interacted with family members. The vehicle continued moving and was left by Pointer on Oakland Acres Drive.

TITANS detectives conducting surveillance in the area spotted Pointer walking on Saunders Avenue toward W. Due West Avenue. They approached and took him into custody without incident. Pointer was armed with two pistols and carrying 228 oxycodone pills.

At the time of the arrest, Pointer was free on $2,500 bond for an unlawful gun possession arrest last October. He was convicted of robbery and felony evading arrest in November 2019 and received a 5.5 year sentence.

Pointer is jailed on charges of especially aggravated robbery, felony drug possession, two counts of unlawful gun possession by a convicted felon, and unlawful gun possession during the commission of a dangerous felony. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $95,000.

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