Man indicted on murder charge of trying to rob a construction worker in East Nashville

Nashville, TENN – A man is facing a first-degree murder charge in a summer killing.

Ladarrius Wimberly, 23, was indicted on the charge in connection with a June 19 killing, court records show. He is also being charged with aggravated robbery and felony murder.

According to grand jury indictment, Wimberly is accused of killing Yaki Sayles, 26.

Metro police have stated that on the day of the killing, Sayles was critically wounded outside a McDonald’s restaurant on the 5300 block of Hickory Hollow Lane in Antioch.

The last known address of his was Creekwood Drive.

A witness told police that Sayles and another man were talking outside their vehicles in the parking lot shortly before the shooting.

He is also being charged with the attempted robbery of 39-year-old man, from earlier this year, The incident happened when the victim was working on a new home in the 2400 block of Inga Street in East Nashville, and a gunman suddenly approached him from behind the building.

The victim told officers that the gunman pointed the gun at his stomach and patted him down. At the time the victim was not carrying anything valuable. The robber rummaged through the front of the victims van before fleeing the scene.

The description of the robber was broadcasted of the radio, when office saw Wimberly matching the description in the back yard of 1503 Jewel Street. Wimberly was armed with a pistol and then he had gone into the house through a side door.

Officers, SWAT Team, and negotiators, surrounded the home, and after some time Wimberly surrendered. A search warrant of the house had led to the recovery of the stolen pistol.

Wimberly remains jailed without bond.

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