KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The two people arrested during a traffic stop that slowed traffic along I-40 during rush hour Tuesday morning were suspects in a methadone robbery earlier that day, according to Knoxville Police Dept. spokesperson Darrell DeBusk.
Authorities said Dustin Sizemore, 30, and Michael Claiborne, 29, approached a man as he was leaving a Methadone clinic on Bernard Ave. They asked the man, 64 year-old Adam Bucelli, if he needed some. When Bucelli responded that he did, the men, who both hailed from Speedwell, grabbed some of his money and took off in a vehicle.
Bucelli chased after them and called 911, police said. He told officials he was following the suspect vehicle and they were on I-40 westbound. The caller advised that the suspect then turned around and got back onto I-40 heading east.
Sizemore and Claiborne have each been charged with one count of robbery.