6 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

(WBIR) Police arrested two suspects, including one minor, accused of robbing a gas station in east Knoxville.

Deonte Womac, 18, of Knoxville was charged with aggravated robbery and especially aggravated kidnapping. Officials said Womac will also be charged with aggravated robbery for an incident at the Family Market on Tennessee Avenue earlier this month.

The other suspect, a 17-year-old, is expected to be charged with aggravated robbery on Monday.

The robbery happened at the Pilot on Tazewell Pike early Wednesday morning. The men are accused of threatening the employees with guns as they stole money and cigarettes from the store, according to a KPD release. Officers said they also forced a victim to the floor, but no one was injured. After the robbery, the suspects ran into the woods behind the gas station.

The next day, police arrested the suspects on Bakertown Road without incident.

The two suspects could face additional charges, according to investigators.

Previous story:

(WBIR) The search continues for two men accused of robbing a Pilot gas station in east Knoxville early Wednesday morning.

Knoxville police said the men entered the gas station on Tazewell Pike at about 5:30 a.m. They pulled out guns and stole money and cigarettes before running out of the store. The suspects also forced a victim to the floor, but no one was injured.

KPD officers determined the men ran into the woods behind the gas station, but they don't know where they went next.

6 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://on.wbir.com/1j0w7Y7