Knoxville teens charged after robbing 4 juveniles camping in backyard

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Two Knoxville teens face numerous charges Friday night after robbing four juveniles on Corum Road.

Tray Parton, 19, and David Sanders,19, are both being held at the Roger D. Wilson Detention facility.

Parton was arrested and charged with 4 counts of aggravated robbery, 4 counts of aggravated assault, evading arrest, unlawful drug paraphernalia, vehicle registration violations, aggravated assault on a public official, and driving without insurance.

Sanders was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated robbery.

The juveniles were camping in their backyard in the 500 block of Corum Road. Just before 9 p.m., Parton and Sanders approached the juveniles and demanded their wallets and personal items. Parton then pulled out a handgun and struck two of the juveniles with the pistol during the robbery. 

Shortly after the robbery, Sanders returned to the area and was arrested by a detective with the Knox County Major Crimes Unit.

Around 11 p.m., KCSO patrol officers then found Tray Parton’s 1992 Ford Ranger outside his residence on South Wooddale Road. After a short pursuit, Parton was taken into custody.

Both Sanders and Parton are being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.

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