Two men arrested following late night armed robbery

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A late night robbery at a Knoxville sports bar lands two men behind bars minutes after they allegedly stole a woman's purse at knife point, according to the Knoxville Police Dept.

Jason Lamar Waldrop, 36, and Timothy Rutherford, 27, were charged with Aggravated Robbery and Attempted Aggravated Robbery. Waldrop also racked up Possession Schedule IV, DUI, Implied Consent, and No Proof of Insurance charges and is being held on $20,000 bond; while Rutherford was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and is being held on $18,5000 bond.

The victims told police they were in the parking lot of Bailey's Sports Grill, 250 N. Seven Oaks Dr., shortly before midnight on Thursday when a gray Hummer pulled up next to them. They said a man jumped out of the passenger side, jammed a knife into the man's ribs, and demanded the woman's purse. After getting the wallet, the suspect got back into the SUV and took off.

Not long afterwords, police said they got a 911 call about a gray Hummer driving erratically on I-40 near West Hills. An officer pulled the SUV over on Western Ave. and found the victim's credit cards on the front seat and a folding knife.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

  • by richard Location: loudon on Aug 18, 2011 at 03:49 PM
    god bless theses men, may they find there way to the gates of heaven


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 127584573 -
Gray Television, Inc.