The two suspects from last Wednesday's armed robbery of the Dale Pharmacy, Jacob D. Beyers, 26, Mt. Vernon and Mallory A. Johnson, 27, Mt. Vernon, have been taken into custody in Knoxville, TN by the U.S. Marshal's Service.
Officials say an officer with the Knoxville Police Department stopped a white 2005 Toyota Camry at Beaumont Avenue and Sunrise for Violation of State Registration Law. Police say the driver presented an Indiana ID that did not resemble him. When the officer began to question the driver, he fled in the vehicle and turned left onto W. Anderson toward Elm. The officer returned to his police car and went west on Beaumont Avenue toward Elm Street.
Police say the suspect ran a stop sign southbound on Elm St. at W. Baxter Ave. and struck a 2004 Ford Taurus and then fled the scene.
Officials say a 7 year-old child passenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Children's Hospital by ambulance.
Police say several bystanders pointed to indicate to the officer the vehicle had continued southbound on Elm Street. The officer followed the tips and continued south on Elm to eastbound on Bernard Avenue.
At Bernard Avenue and Cooper Street, several people at a tire shop pointed south on Cooper indicating a white car had gone that way.
When the officer reached Cooper at W. Fifth Avenue, he observed another wrecked vehicle. The driver indicated a white car had disregarded the red light, hit his car, continued south on Cooper, then went left to eastbound on Depot Ave.
Police say both the adult driver and a 5 year-old child passenger were transported to the hospital by ambulance, each had non-life-threatening injuries.
At Cooper and Depot, the officer saw the same Camry he had attempted to stop earlier. The vehicle was disabled and unoccupied on the curb. Police say the driver had fled on foot and was not immediately identified.
Later that evening around 8:20 p.m. KPD officers were dispatched to the Motel 6 at 5640 Merchants Center Blvd. to assist members of the U.S. Marshall's Service Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force.
Police say Task Force officers took into custody a woman inside a motel room and a man that was returning to the same room.
Officials say Jacob D. Beyers, age 26, and Mallory Ann Potts (ALIAS Mallory Ann Johnson), age 27, both of Indiana, were taken into custody on outstanding robbery warrants from Spencer County, Indiana.
Once in custody, authorities say Beyers told officers he fled from officers earlier in the day and was involved in a car crash. Police say suspect stated he fled from the officer because he had an outstanding warrant.
Authorities say Beyers and Potts will be held without bond as fugitives from justice on the Indiana warrants.
Police say Beyers was also charged locally with evading arrest, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a accident, and other traffic charges.
Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Rob Gardner said, "Thank you to all of the people that called in with tips on who these individuals were. Without the public's help, identifying and locating Beyers and Johnson would have been a lot more difficult."
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