The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed a North Knox County business yesterday morning. According to the initial investigation, a white male entered the Rocky Top Market, located at 308 East Emory Road around 4:17 a.m. on Wednesday. He implied he had a gun and demanded money. A Rocky Top employee produced a handgun when the demand was made and fired at the suspect, who got away and fled in an unknown vehicle. Officers do not believe the suspect was hit.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’11”-6’0”, 270-290 pounds, possibly in his 30s. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans, and white tennis shoes at the time of the robbery. The description matches that of the suspect in Monday night’s robbery of the Dollar General on East Raccoon Valley Road. The attached photos were taken during the Dollar General robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.