An Oak Ridge man and Knoxville woman have been charged with aggravated robbery after a handgun and box cutter were allegedly used to rob an Oak Ridge man of $400 on Wade Lane on May 23, authorities said.
The two defendants are Donald Johnson, 37, of Wade Lane, and Tosha Woods, 36, of Henderson Road in Knoxville.
The victim, an ex-boyfriend of Woods, went to retrieve items from Woods’ vehicle on May 23, and he found Woods, her 16-year-old son, and Johnson, her new boyfriend, at 122 Wade Lane, according to arrests warrants filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court by Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Rodolfo Estrada.
“When the victim asked for his belongings, an argument ensued between the son and the victim,” Estrada said, citing evidence and statements from the victim and the suspects, after they had been read their Miranda rights.
The ex-boyfriend was carrying about $400 in cash, Estrada said. A hand gun and a silver box cutter were allegedly used by two of the suspects to rob the victim, authorities said.
Johnson was driving a green Nissan Maxima used to leave the scene, according to warrants. ORPD officers stopped the vehicle after it turned off its headlights and made an abrupt turn into a residence on Oxford Road “in an attempt to hide from police,” the warrants said.
Police found $303 in cash on Johnson when they searched him, Estrada said.
A silver box cutter was found in the back seat of the suspects’ vehicle, according to the warrants.
“The victim stated he was in fear of all three defendants when weapons were presented, and ran away after giving up his money,” Estrada said.
Johnson and Woods remained jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on Wednesday morning.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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