Two arrested in North Knoxville convenience store robbery

Two arrested in North Knoxville convenience store robbery

Deonte Womac (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Deonte Womac (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville police have arrested two men in last week's robbery at a North Knoxville convenience store.

Deonte Womac, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old were arrested Thursday night in the 2600 block of Bakertown Road without incident.

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Police say the robbery happened around 4:35 a.m. Wednesday morning at Pilot, 2918 Tazewell Pike. The victim said two males entered the store and robbed her at gunpoint. One suspect forced her to the ground and held her while they looked for money and cigarettes.

The victim had minor injuries.

Womac is charged with one count of aggravated robbery and one count of especially aggravated kidnapping. He is being held on $50,000 bond.

Womac will also be charged with aggravated robbery in an incident that happened at the Family Market, 1103 Tennessee Avenue, which occurred on April 3.

Police allege Womac removed money from the cash register and took an employee's purse. Bond on this charge has been set at $30,000.

The 17-year-old will be charged with aggravated robbery.

Additional charges could be placed on both suspects as the investigation continues.

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