The Oak Ridge man charged in an alleged armed robbery at Hibachi Burger on January 10 also faces charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated assault, according to court records.
Dominique Leshawn Gordon, 21, of Hamilton Circle, faces one charge of aggravated robbery, one charge of especially aggravated kidnapping, eight charges of aggravated kidnapping, and nine charges of aggravated assault.
The alleged robbery at the Grove Center business occurred at about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 10. Warrants filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court in Oak Ridge said Gordon entered Hibachi Burger with a handgun.
“The defendant demanded money from the register while displaying the firearm to several employees and patrons, placing them in fear of serious bodily injury,” Oak Ridge Police Department Detective A. Marvell Moore said in affidavits attached to arrest warrants. “After obtaining the money, the defendant fled on foot.”
He was caught a short time later by patrol officers. A search found the cash taken from Hibachi Burger, according to the warrants.
The especially aggravated kidnapping warrant said Gordon falsely imprisoned a victim who was younger than 13.
The aggravated kidnapping warrants said he falsely imprisoned other victims while possessing a deadly weapon.
The aggravated assault warrants said Gordon committed an assault while displaying a deadly weapon.
The charges are based on witness statements, video surveillance, and officer statements and observations, according to the warrants.
There are a total of nine victims/witnesses listed in the warrants, including restaurant staff.
Especially aggravated kidnapping is a Class A felony, the most serious class in Tennessee.
Aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping are Class B felonies.
Aggravated asasult is a Class C felony.
Gordon also has a violation of probation charge related to the alleged robbery.
His bond has been set at $800,000. He has been jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton since his January 10 arrest.
Gordon has a hearing set for 2 p.m. March 28.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
See previous story on the alleged robbery here.