Man arrested for assault, robbery of Vanderbilt student

Published: Mar. 15, 2022 at 5:24 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2022 at 5:36 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police arrested a man on Monday night after he assaulted a college student and stole her cell phone.

According to police, 28-year-old Darius Wade approached a Vanderbilt student in front of Memorial Gymnasium, pulled her to the ground by her hair and took her cell phone. The student is a 21-year-old who suffered abrasions to her knee and elbow in the attack.

Police said the victim yelled for help and another student arrived and tackled Wade, intending to hold him there until police arrived. Wade proceeding to punch that student and spit on him before running away, down 25th Avenue South.

MNPD and Vanderbilt officers apprehended Wade later Monday night in the 1400 block of 25th Avenue South.

The investigation found that Wade had broken a car’s taillight in a Barnes & Noble parking lot prior to assaulting the victim on campus.

Wade remains in custody on $60,000 bond.

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