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.