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Alleged robbers arrested after car chase ends in Farragut
Couple led police from Loudon County, up Interstate to Farragut

A car chase ranging from the Interstate to Campbell Station Road ended on Kingston Pike around noon, Thursday, April 24.

The two suspects were stopped by Tennessee State Trooper Carey Hixson; both are believed to be connected to a string of armed robberies that occurred in West Knox County within the last 12 hours. According to Hixson, he checked the tags of the vehicle and pulled the suspects over.

The suspects, driving a white Mitsubishi Eclipse, were pulled over to the side of the Interstate but ignored “repeated, loud” requests that they get out of the vehicle, Hixson said. The suspects then sped away, heading down Campbell Station Road. Hixson followed them down Campbell Station to Kingston Pike, where the suspects blew a rear tire in front of the entrance to Village Green subdivision.

Hixson then pulled the suspects over. Other troopers and Knox County police officers were on the scene. The white male suspect was handcuffed and laid on the ground. Officers applied a neck brace to the suspect and placed him in an ambulance.

The female suspect also was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser. She repeatedly asked officers, “How many people did he hit?”

The allegedly connected armed robberies began the night of Wednesday, April 23. At 10:22 p.m., a white male robbed Mr. Gas, 13065 Kingston Pike, threatening employees with a pocketknife. The suspect told the clerk behind the counter to give him the money and that it “wasn’t worth dying for.”

The clerk and another employee were ordered into a restroom by the suspect and told to wait. The clerk emerged and saw the suspect leave in a dark mid-sized car.

At 6:10 a.m., Thursday, the suspect robbed the KenJo off Campbell Station Road with the same MO. He again said, “It wasn’t worth dying for.” The KenJo employee was ordered into a cooler to wait; she said she heard a loud car leave.

A man with the same description and MO robbed a KenJo in Roane County a short time later.

Finally, at 8: 43 a.m., the suspect robbed a Walgreen’s Pharmacy off Northshore Drive.

This investigation is ongoing by State Troopers and Knox County Sheriff's Office investigators.


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