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Sevier Juvenile Charged in Attempted Armed Robbery, Car Burglaries

Sevier Juvenile Charged in Attempted Armed Robbery, Car Burglaries

Authorities allege a 17-year-old boy brandished a stolen handgun during the attempted armed robbery of a Sevierville convenience store on Friday.

Personnel from Carol’s Corner Market & Grill, located at 2297 Old Newport Highway in Sevierville, called the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office just after 4 p.m. on May 20, 2016 to report an attempted armed robbery. A while male wearing a blue hoodie and dark pants, a bandana on his face, and wielding a handgun reportedly ordered the store clerk to put money in a bag. However, the robber ran out of the store without any money and fled in an older model Ford Explorer after another store employee came out.

Detectives identified the subject using the store’s surveillance video footage and later that evening, officers took the 17-year-old suspect into custody without incident at a location on Lin Creek Road. The investigation also determined that the juvenile is responsible for four vehicle burglaries in the English Mountain/Lin Creek area and it was from one of those burglaries that the juvenile obtained the handgun.

The juvenile is charged with Attempted Robbery, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 4 Counts Auto Burglary and Criminal Conspiracy. A hearing will be held in Sevier County Juvenile Court at a later date.

All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I've spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.

One comment

  1. I live in the area of Carols mkt. I see this alledged thief is 17 so you can’t release his name so can I have the name and address of his parent and our guardian. He allegedly had a gun and you cant give me a name to be aware and on the look out for….