Sheriff Tim W. Guider

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12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771

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WALGREEN’S ROBBERY

Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider credited two off-duty Loudon County Deputies for assisting in the capture and arrest of Michael McConkey, age 26, after the report of an armed person at the Walgreen’s pharmacy in Lenoir City on May 22nd.

LCSO Chief Daryl Smith and Sgt. Gary Hall were traveling on Hwy 321 when the call came in, and arrived at the store to back up Lenoir City officers. They, along with Sgt. Lynette Ladd of LCPD, proceeded to the pharmacy and removed pharmacy employees, who indicated there was a man with a knife still in the pharmacy area and also one female employee. After encountering McConkey, who was armed with a knife, McConkey pointed the knife towards the employee, and Smith and Hall lunged onto the man to restrain and disarm him. At that point additional LCPD officers had arrived at the scene and took McConkey, who had stated he just wanted to kill himself, into custody. McConkey has been charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping, and also had Warrants for his arrest on Violation of Probation and Failure to Appear. He is being held without bond in the Loudon County Jail. Both Smith and Hall were treated for minor lacerations and abrasions.

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Michael McConkey - Age 26

Released: Monday - May 24, 2010

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