Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
KCSO and FBI Searching for Little Caesars Armed Robber
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.
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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.