KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knox County Sheriff's Deputies say a man chased and arrested by police Thursday is a suspect in multiple robberies.
Joseph Duggan, 31, of Waller Ferry in Lenoir City is charged with one count of aggravated robbery in connection with the armed robbery of Mr. Gas on Kingston Pike. Police are also investigating him in connection with three other robberies.
He was caught after a police chase which started in Loudon County Thursday, and ended in West Knox County after a crash on Kingston Pike west of Campbell Station Road.
THP has charged him with evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Investigators say the first robbery occurred Wednesday night just before 10:45 at the Mr. Gas on Kingston Pike. Witnesses told officers a white man entered the store and went behind the counter, armed with a pocket knife.
According to store clerks, he got away with some money in a dark colored, mid-size car.
The second robbery happened Thursday morning about 6:10 at the Kenjo on Campbell Station Road. Clerks gave officers the same description of the suspect that was given at the first robbery, including the pocket knife.
Clerks told authorities they heard a loud car leaving the scene.
A short time later, a Kenjo in Roane County was robbed. The suspect fit the description of the first and second robberies.
The fourth robbery happened just before 8:45 Thursday morning at the Walgreen's on Northshore, in West Knoxville.
Clerks at that store gave Knoxville Police the same description of the suspect in the previous three robberies.
Duggan was on parole in Loudon County for robbery. His bond on the new charges is set at $44,000.