MPD Investigating Armed Robbery

OCTOBER 6, 2017 Media Release

The Morristown Police Department is investigating an Armed Robbery at East End Pharmacy located at 5630 E Andrew Johnson Hwy in Russellville.  The suspect is in custody for questioning.

Around 12:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to East End Pharmacy for an armed robbery.  It was reported that the suspect entered the pharmacy with a handgun demanding medicine.   He was wearing a hoodie with a white bandana over his lower face.  The suspect fled the scene with numerous narcotics.

A witness told officers that the suspect fled west on the railroad tracks; the suspect’s hoodie was located and a K-9 was there to help track the suspect.  While the K-9 was on the tracks, the K-9 and officers heard movement in the bushes.  The suspect, handgun and additional evidence were located.  The suspect, Ben Brooks, is a 39 year old homeless man from Morristown.  He was arrested and transported to the Morristown Police Department for questioning.  Charges on Brooks are pending following the investigation.

Ben Brooks Aggravated Robbery 10.6.2017