LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Photos and the arrest report for the two suspects facing charges in the stabbing and robbery of a rideshare driver last week were released by police. The newly married couple claims the stabbing was the result of the rideshare driver flirting with the wife.
Chantilly Farmer, 47, and Devonte Roberson, 24, were arrested Thursday and face numerous charges.
- Robbery with use of deadly weapon
- Battery with use of deadly weapon (Farmer is not facing this charge)
- Grand Larceny
- Conspiracy to commit kidnapping
- Conspiracy to commit robbery
- Conspiracy to commit grand larceny
According to the arrest report, the injured driver said he had given the honeymooning couple some rides around Mesquite because their car was broken down. On the day of the incident, September 17, the couple had requested a ride from Henderson to Mesquite just after midnight.
During the ride, Farmer told police that she told her husband that the driver had made “advances towards her.” Roberson became upset and stabbed the driver in the right shoulder and neck area and then got into the front seat and ordered the driver to the back seat where Farmer tied up his hands. The couple then demanded his PIN code to his phone and his debit card, the report said.
Roberson drove to the Love’s Travel Stop on U.S. 93 and I-15, north of Las Vegas which is where the driver was able to free his tied hands and jump out of the moving car. The driver told police he was in fear of his life. Citizens help the driver as the two suspects sped away.
The couple was later arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol on U.S. 93 at the Coyote Springs Exit around 7:30 a.m. The shirt Roberson was wearing was covered in blood and there was a large amount of blood in the vehicle, according to the report.
Roberson told police he stabbed the driver because he did not want to “tussle” with him and was going to drive him to get help.
Farmer told police the couple had driven from Illinois to Mesquite for their honeymoon.