Deputies search for attempted aggravated robbery suspects

By: Hilary Magacs Email
By: Hilary Magacs Email

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Cumberland County deputies are continuing their search for two men accused of aggravated robbery.

It happened around 11:30 Monday morning in the Homestead community. A man and woman were taking pictures of foreclosed homes near the intersection of Highland and Woodwind Lanes when two men in a gold GMC Yukon pulled up, pointed a gun at them and demanded their camera. Deputies said the couple refused to give it up, and the men sped off. Authorities later spotted the SUV near the intersection of Main and Walnut Streets in Crab Orchard, but only one of the men was inside.

"He actually pulled into a driveway to try to elude police. And then when he pulled into the driveway to try and elude law enforcement, they pulled in and then he took flight," said Casey Cox, lead investigator for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said the Yukon was a rental, which they traced back to 25-year-old Justin Cooper. They're still searching for Cooper and the other man.


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