KCSO arrests 1, searches for second suspect in CVS robbery

KCSO arrests 1, searches for second suspect in CVS robbery

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Keith Richard Kirkland (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Keith Richard Kirkland (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
According to the initial investigation, at 1:48 a.m. Keith Richard Kirkland, 29, of Cunningham Road, walked into the CVS pharmacy located on the 400 block of East Emory Road. According to the initial investigation, at 1:48 a.m. Keith Richard Kirkland, 29, of Cunningham Road, walked into the CVS pharmacy located on the 400 block of East Emory Road.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office arrested one suspect and is looking for another who robbed a North Knox County CVS Pharmacy on Sunday morning.

According to the initial investigation, at 1:48 a.m. Keith Richard Kirkland, 29, of Cunningham Road, walked into the CVS pharmacy located on the 400 block of East Emory Road.

Kirkland gave a note to the pharmacist and demanded medication. After receiving the bag of medication, he fled in a silver Honda.

KCSO officers pursued Kirkland, and he was taken into custody in the woods at Reed Drive just before 2:30 a.m.

Kirkland was charged with robbery, and his bond is set at $25,000. He has a criminal history in Knoxville that includes a DUI and simple possession.

Authorities will release more information on the second suspect as the investigation develops.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the KCSO at (865) 215-2243.

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