Crimetracker: Knox Co. Sheriff arrests one in CVS robbery

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man and is looking for another who robbed a North Knox County CVS pharmacy Sunday morning.

According to the initial investigation, at approximately 1:48 a.m., 29-year-old Keith Richard Kirkland of Cunningham Road in Knoxville, walked into the CVS pharmacy located at 417 E. Emory Road and presented a note to a pharmacist, demanding medication.

After receiving a bag of medication, Kirkland fled in a silver Honda. After a short pursuit, Kirkland was taken into custody by KCSO officers in the woods at Reed Drive at approximately 2:28 a.m.

Kirkland was charged with robbery with a bond amount of $25,000.00. He has a criminal history in Knoxville that includes DUI and simple possession.

Information on the second suspect will be released as the investigation develops. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the KCSO at (865) 215-2243.