Robber holds up Dollar General at knifepoint

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Sevier Co. Sheriff's Office is searching for the man authorities said robbed a Sevierville discount store at knifepoint shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Monday.

According to Sheriff Ron Seals, the man burst Dollar General brandishing a knife and demanding money. The clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash and the robber reportedly took off in a white medium-sized SUV.

The man was described as being about six feet tall, between 250 and 275 lbs., and wearing a blue sweatshirt, Khaki pants, and a navy blue scarf over his face. He also had on a two-toned hat with writing on the front and side.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sevier Co. Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division at 865042801899 or 865-453-4668.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 134632658 -
Gray Television, Inc.