Arrest Made In String Of University of Tennessee Campus Crimes

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) – An arrest has been made in the string of robberies last weekend on the University of Tennessee campus.

Sandra Harrison, 39, Lenoir City is being held on a 10,000 dollar bond for aggravated robbery.

She was the driver of a 1995 Nissan Altima that was used as a get-a-way car.

According to the warrant, Harrison and two co-defendants spotted a man at the intersection of 16th and Laurel Avenues just before 6:30 Saturday morning.

The co-defendants got out of the car and beat the victim with some type of bar before taking his wallet and fleeing the scene.

They then went to the Food City on Asheville Highway where they bought some items with the victim’s credit cards.

Her arrest was part of a joint investigation between the University of Tennessee Police Department and Knoxville Police Department.

Two more incidents took place Saturday morning.

The first was around 4:30 AM near 1401 White Avenue.

Several suspects assaulted a man, who was not affiliated with UT, and took his wallet.

After the 6:30 AM incident, a female student was shoved in front of Hess Hall by a man who took her took her purse.

Arrests and charges in those incidents are pending.

If you have any information, please contact the UT Police at 865-974-3114.


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