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Two Men Suspected of Robbing Multiple Knoxville-Area Businesses Arrested

FBI Knoxville November 18, 2011
  • Supervisory Special Agent Marshall Stone (865) 544-0751

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Chief David Rausch of the Knoxville Police Department (KPD), and Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) announce the arrest of two individuals suspected of robbing multiple businesses in the Knoxville area.

At approximately 9:30 last night, James Robert Mullens Jr., age 42, of Knoxville, Tennessee, and John Paul Jones, age 32, of Knoxville, Tennessee, were arrested, without incident, at the InTown Suites located at 409 South Gallaher View Road in Knoxville, Tennessee. Members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (which consists of personnel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO), KPD Major Crimes Unit, and KCSO Major Crimes Unit assisted in the arrests. Both subjects are facing Federal Hobbs Act charges.

The public is reminded, all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.