City of Nashville, TN

05/10/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/10/2018 15:52

Police - Media Releases 5/10/2018 Gilbert Ostring, Jailed in Alabama, Being Held as a Nashville Fugitive

May 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Authorities in Jackson County, Alabama today placed a fugitive warrant on behalf of the MNPD against accused robber Gilbert D. Ostring, Jr., 48, who was arrested in Scottsboro, Alabama, Wednesday on charges of vehicle burglary and theft.

Ostring is alleged to have robbed a 70-year-old woman of her purse on May 1st in the parking lot of Lebanon Road Church of Christ as the victim walked to her car after attending a bible study. She suffered broken bones in her right hand and facial injuries after falling to the pavement as the robber yanked her purse away from the driver's seat of his pickup truck.

Ostring will be returned to Nashville after the charges in Alabama are addressed.

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Gilbert D. Ostring, Jr., 48