KPD responded to an armed robbery in-progress last (Monday) night at the Buddy’s BBQ at 8402 Kingston Pike. 9-1-1 dispatch said that a male subject was holding a restaurant employee at gunpoint. When officers arrived, the suspect was inside standing behind the counter at the cash register. An officer quickly entered the business and confronted the suspect, who was taken into custody.
27 year-old Derrick Deion Harris, was found in possession of a loaded handgun, a denomination of cash and a small amount of marijuana. A records check revealed that Harris had a prior felony conviction.
Harris was charged with aggravated robbery, convicted felon in possession of a weapon, possession of a handgun while under the influence and simple possession.
No injuries were reported during the incident.
Photo courtesy of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office