Two people involved in last Wednesday’s armed robbery of the Dale Pharmacy are in custody today.
26-year-old Jacob Beyers and 27-year-old Mallory Johnson, both of Mount Vernon, were arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee yesterday evening by U.S. Marshals Service Officers.
Just before 5 pm yesterday, a Knoxville police officer stopped Beyers, who was driving the white 2005 Toyota Camry last seen in the parking lot of the Dale Pharmacy for a registration violation. When the officer began questioning Byers on his identification, which did not resemble him, Beyers fled.
Police say Beyers’ Camry hit a 2004 Ford Taurus, but kept going after the incident. A 7-year-old passenger in the Taurus was injured and was taken to Knoxville Children’s Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
A second wreck during the chase occurred when Beyers ran a red light in his attempt to escape police, and hit a 2005 Chrysler 300. The adult driver and 5-year-old passenger in that vehicle were taken by ambulance to an area hospital where the driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Camry was later found disabled and abandoned on a sidewalk by the pursuing officer.
Later last evening, just before 8:20 pm, Knoxville Police and members of the US Marshals’ Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force raided a Motel 6 in Knoxville where Beyers and Johnson were found. Both were arrested and brought into custody on the outstanding warrants for their arrest in Spencer County.
Beyers stated that he had fled earlier in the day due to the outstanding Indiana warrants. Beyers and Johnson are currently being held without bond on the outstanding warrants.
Knoxville Police say Beyers will also face charges in Tennessee for evading arrest, reckless driving, leaving the scene of injury accidents, and other traffic charges.