Robbery Suspect Arrested in Sumner Co. After Posing as Rideshare Driver in Nashville


The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office has successfully apprehended Myron Hughes, a suspect accused of posing as a rideshare driver and committing armed robbery against two women in downtown Nashville.

On Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 2024 hours, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office responded to a License Plate Reader (LPR) alert, identifying a felony vehicle on Highway 109 in Portland. This vehicle had been confirmed to be linked to an armed robbery in Metro-Nashville involving Myron Hughes.

Hughes is alleged to have robbed two women at gunpoint in downtown Nashville on a Sunday, masquerading as their Uber driver. The victims, expecting a female driver, were taken aback when Hughes responded to their Uber request in a Kia Forte.

During this operation, a Sumner County deputy surveilled the vehicle, awaiting backup units. The suspect’s vehicle turned into the Dollar Tree on Highway 109, where Hughes was observed exiting the vehicle and entering the store.

In a commendable joint effort with the Portland TN Police Department, deputies took Hughes into custody without incident as he exited the Dollar Tree.

Hughes was transferred to the Davidson County line, where Metro-Nashville police assumed custody.