The alleged robbery reported in the Burger King parking lot on Thursday actually occurred at a home on Pennsylvania Avenue, and it allegedly involved an armed confrontation between a 21-year-old man, a juvenile co-defendant, and a juvenile victim, according to an arrest warrant filed Monday.
Xyrius Jaeren Dickerson, 21, of Osage Road in Oak Ridge, has been charged with aggravated robbery in the case. He was arrested Sunday afternoon.
The Oak Ridge Police Department Officer responded to the reported robbery at Burger King on Oak Ridge Turnpike at about 4:43 p.m. Thursday.
The juvenile victim said he had been invited to the home of the juvenile co-defendant to pick up his recovered cell phone, said the warrant, which was filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge. He said he was picked up by Dickerson and the co-defendant at Burger King before being taken to the co-defendant’s house on Pennsylvania Avenue, ORPD Officer S. Perry Lewis said in the warrant.
“The defendant admitted in writing that he knew there was allegedly $200 in U.S. currency taken from the co-defendant, and they believed the victim was the one who stole it on an earlier date, so he decided he would ‘confront the thief,’” Lewis wrote in the warrant. “An argument commenced between the defendants and victim, and the juvenile co-defendant began to strike the victim several times in his face and body, leaving minor bruising and swelling to the victim’s face.”
The victim allegedly surrendered $120 cash after one or two demands for money, the warrant said.
“The victim stated that the defendant had a greenish gold and black handgun in his waistband at all times and was scared to fight back because he thought the defendant would shoot him,” the warrant said. “The defendant did admit that he had the Glock 31 .357 handgun…visible in his waistband at all times.”
Lewis said the defendant and co-defendant took the victim back to Burger King to retrieve more money that was allegedly stolen and dropped him off by his mother’s van.
The defendants then fled back to the home on Pennsylvania Avenue and hid the firearm in the basement, Lewis said. Police found it when the co-defendant’s mother gave officers permission to search the home.
“The handgun was placed in ORPD evidence and was an exact match to the weapon described by the victim,” Lewis said.
Lewis said he recovered $20 cash from the co-defendant, but $100 was still missing.
Dickerson remained jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility on Monday night. His bond has been set at $75,000.
Records on the juvenile co-defendant are not available.
Note: The aggravated robbery charge was dismissed in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge in July, and the defense got an order to get Dickerson’s gun back, an attorney said. See newer story here.
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