(05/12/2018)
Two Elizabeth area men face burglary and robbery charges following their arrest for a lively daylight burglary in Jackson County, according to the Times Record/Roane County Reporter.

The Providence Road homeowner, Harold Hickman, and his brother, John Hickman, were working outside the dwelling April 11 when the owner went inside and found things had been moved. His brother joined him and they confronted a male suspect in the back bedroom.

The suspect (later identified as Caleb D. Robinson) dove through a closed window, shattering it and landing outside. John Hickman then confronted the suspect in the yard and the suspect produced a large knife and allegedly threatened Hickman with it. Hickman grabbed a large board to defend himself, and ordered the suspect to stay put until police arrived.

The suspect left the yard and climbed into a UTV parked a short distance down the road. Hickman told the officer he began striking the vehicle with the board in an attempt to stop the suspect's escape. A second suspect appeared from the behind the dwelling in a wooded area, jumped into the UTV and fled. Video surveillance from neighbors showed the side-by-side with the two suspects, who were identified as having committed similar crimes in the Wirt County area.

Robinson and Cole B. Cheuvront were arrested for first-degree robbery, breaking and entering and daytime burglary.


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