2 wanted for questioning in deadly Nashville shootings now in custody


Shortly after identifying two people wanted for questioning in two deadly shootings in East Nashville and Madison last week, police said both men are in custody.

Demontrey Logsdon was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for aggravated kidnapping warrant around 4 p.m. Monday at a home on Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard. Metro police’s gang unit and U.S. Marshals assisted in the arrest. 

Police said Lacory Lytle walked into the East Precinct and surrendered to police just before 6 p.m. He was wanted on outstanding warrants for felony identity theft, fraudulent use of a credit card, and theft for using a stolen credit card of a surviving robbery victim from Cobra Nashville bar at a local grocery store.

Logson and Lytle are wanted for questioning in the shooting deaths of Bartley “Brandon” Teal and Jaime Sarrantonio, who were shot around 3:30 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of The Cobra on Gallatin Avenue.

Police spokesman Don Aaron called the pair’s deaths, “two senseless cold-blooded homicides.”  

The men are also wanted for questioning for last Tuesday’s shooting death of Kendall Rice. Rice was shot on Alta Loma Road in Madison while he walked to work around 5 a.m.

Police said Logsdon was convicted of robbery last November and received a five-year probated sentence. 

Lytle also received a five-year probated sentenced after a conviction for felony aggravated assault in May. 

News 2 spoke with Nashville council members who talked about the recent uptick in crime in Music City. 

“People are scared. People are frustrated. Everyone wants to know what we can do to proactively prepare ourselves to no be victims,” said Councilwoman Sheri Weiner. 

Councilman Scott Davis added, “They’re concerned and a little scared. There’s been times in my  life where there’s been more crime. I think with the prevalence of social media  and other things, and our city is growing so you get more people. You’re going to get one or two people with bad intentions that come here. That’s why I want people to stay safe.” 

Anyone with information on the cases is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.  Callers can remain anonymous. 

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