Police track down two out of three suspects in late night home invasion

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- A man's decision to answer his door, late last night, lead to a home invasion.

KPD says the victim received a knock on his door, at an apartment in the 4000 block of Heather Court, just before midnight.

The victim says the suspect asked for him for change. When he told the suspect he only had five dollars, the suspect then pulled a gun on him, forcing the victim back inside his own apartment. A second suspect searched the apartment, taking several things.

The two men then took off in a car with a third person.

A few minutes later, KPD says they spotted the vehicle on Sutherland Avenue, and when officers tried to stop it, the Maroon Nissan Sentra crashed into a tree.

All three people tried to run from the scene.

Police were able to catch up with one suspect quickly, while a second one was taken into custody a short time later.

KPD says the two suspects in custody are 19 year old Jamien Thames. He faces Facilitation to Commit Aggravated Robbery charges.

And police also say 18 year old Demorious Smith faces Aggravated Robbery and Felony Fleeing charges.


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  • by tasha Location: knox on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:52 PM
    that doesnt sound like ne thing jamien would do hes really a good kid i hate this for him for ppl that dont know he dont deserve this
  • by K on Apr 5, 2011 at 09:49 PM
    What Idiot opens his door when he doesn't know who is there? Seriously, it's probably another drug deal gone bad. I'm with the other person, come to my door... I have a little someone (or should I say something) I'd like for you to meet.
  • by Timbo Location: Blaine on Apr 5, 2011 at 05:24 PM
    In the 1st place, I would never open up my door late at night to anyone unless that person knew me and had called me prior to visiting and I recognized their voice at the door. And in the 2nd place, if someone was trying to break down my door late at night, they would be in for a very rude awakening (12 gauge shotgun) upon entry!
  • by howard stephens on Apr 5, 2011 at 02:18 PM
    come to my door please, see what you get

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