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The man wanted for robbing a Blount County Dollar General Store has been arrested in Kansas.

Sheriff James Berrong said James Cramin Meacham, III, 39 was taken into custody by the Topeka Police Department Wednesday afternoon.

He will be extradited back to Blount County, where he will be served with a warrant for aggravated robbery. He also has two outstanding warrants for failure to appear and one outstanding warrant for violation of parole.

Detectives received information that Meacham fled to Topeka following the robbery of the Dollar General store on Sam Houston School Road December 22nd. Working with information from the Blount County Sheriff's Office, police officers with the Topeka Police Department located Meacham and arrested him without incident.


Update: December 31, 2013

The Blount County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect who they say robbed a Dollar General store on December 22nd. Now, they're asking the public's help in locating him.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 39-year-old James Cramin Meacham, III for aggravated robbery. Meacham also has two outstanding warrants for failure to appear and violation of parole. His last known address was in Maryville.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at (865) 273-5001 or the 24-hour anonymous crime hotline at (865) 273-5200. You can also text a tip through the sheriff's office website at www.bcso.com.

Original story: December 23, 2013

The Blount County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Dollar General store on Sam Houston School Road and Old Knoxville Highway just after seven Sunday night.

A store employee said a man approached the register, demanded money and lifted his shirt to show he was carrying a gun in his waistband before taking the money from the register.

Deputies have reason to believe he got into a 1980s brown or maroon sedan, possibly a Chevy Monte Carlo or Caprice, and headed east on Sam Houston School Road.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man, or the robbery is asked to contact the sheriff's office at a 24-hour anonymous hotline at (865) 273-5200.

You can also text a tip through the sheriff's office website.

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