One of two suspects wanted for robbing the Almaville Market was apprehended after a pursuit Monday morning in Marion County near Chattanooga, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said.
Suspect Timothy "Timbo" Howell, 52, was taken into custody while second suspect Dewayne Halfacre fled, said Sheriff's Detective Steve Kohler. Marion County law enforcement officers are actively searching for Halfacre.
The suspects were accused of robbing two clerks Friday at the market near Smyrna.
"They have been involved in violent criminal activities across Middle Tennessee," Kohler said.
Detective Joseph Duncan obtained arrest warrants for Howell and Halfacre from Almaville Market charging them with theft of property, false imprisonment, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon during a dangerous felony, two counts of aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.
People who know the location or who see two suspects wanted for robbing clerks at Almaville Market Friday are asked to call their local law enforcement agency immediately, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said.
If you see 42-year old Dewayne Halfacre or 52-year old Timothy "Timbo" Howell, notify the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office at 615-898-7770.
They are driving a 2014 burnt orange Ford Edge with the Tennessee license plate number K13-50P.
Arrest warrants were obtained against suspects Dewayne Halfacre, 42, and Timothy "Timbo" Howell, 52, who have been seen in Nashville, Clarksville, Lynchburg and Rutherford County, said Sheriff's Detective Joseph Duncan. They were accused of robbing two clerks at the market near Smyrna.
Several law enforcement officers, citizens, Crime Stoppers callers and anonymous tipsters identified the suspects who have a previous criminal history.
"We need help locating them," Duncan said. "We just want to find them so they won't victimize anybody else."
People should not approach the suspects. "They are armed and dangerous," Duncan said. "If you see them, definitely call your local law enforcement agency immediately."