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KCSO and FBI Searching for Little Caesars Armed Robber

Friday, 31 October 2014

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who robbed a Little Caesars last month on September 11th. According to the initial investigation, 39-year-old Joshua Branum entered Little Caesars located at 7116 Maynardville Highway just before 10:00 p.m. and robbed the business with a black handgun. He fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. No one was injured.

Branum is described as a clean-shaven white male with dark hair, approximately 5'11", and 120-130 pounds. He was wearing a brown ball cap, a short-sleeved dark-colored t-shirt, and blue jeans at the time of the robbery. His last known address is on Tell Mynatt Road in Powell.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCSO Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243 or the FBI at (865) 544-0751.



KCSO Investigating Human Remains Found Inside Burning Vehicle

Monday, 27 October 2014
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found inside a burning vehicle in North Knox County this morning. Around 10:30 on Monday morning, officers were alerted to a 1999 Buick Century on fire at 8628 Reed Drive Extension. A person's remains were found in the driver's seat. According to the initial investigation, there are no signs of foul play. More details will be released as they develop. The name of the victim will be released after identification is made by the Medical Examiner's Office.



Subway Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sunday, 26 October 2014
The man accused of robbing a West Knox County Subway last night is in custody. 25-year-old Stephen Boyd Thompson was arrested without incident by KCSO's Major Crimes Unit and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force at 1901 East Fifth Avenue just after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Thompson is accused of robbing Subway at 446 North Cedar Bluff Road with a handgun just before 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night. He is charged with aggravated robbery and is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond.



Gunman Robs Subway

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at a West Knox County fast food restaurant Saturday night.  According to a KCSO Detective, a black male armed with a handgun held up the Subway at 446 North Cedar Bluff Road shortly before 8 o’clock.  The suspect demanded money from the cash register and fled with an unknown amount of cash.  A customer said the suspect drove off in a vehicle that had three or four people in it and headed north on Cedar Bluff Road.

The suspect was wearing a long sleeve white or cream colored button up dress shirt with possible blue or red pinstripes.  He was wearing dark pants, dark toboggan, and sunglasses.  He also had a goatee and mustache.  Anyone with information is asked to call the KCSO at 215-2234.



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