2 Knox County aggravated robbery suspects in custody; possibly connected to other robberies

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Two suspecst in two armed robberies have been arrested and Knoxville Police Department said they believe they may be connected to several other robberies.

David Covington, 37, of Powell was arrested at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at a Walgreens in Broadway. Knoxville police said they believe Covington is responsible for a robbing at a McDonald’s early Tuesday morning, as well as a robbery Monday night at Lee’s Food Mart on Rutledge Pike.

Angela Renee Nichols, 44, was also arrested at the same time.

Angela Nichols (source: KCSO)
Angela Nichols (source: KCSO)

According to investigators, Covington entered a McDonalds located at 6901 Maynardville Highway just before 2:00 a.m., suggested he had a gun in his coat and demanded money. After he received the money, officers said he fled in a maroon Chevrolet Safari van.

Officers said the van was the same vehicle used to flee an armed robbery at Lee’s Food Mart, located at 7657 Clinton Highway, on Monday night. Officers said Covington, armed with a pocket knife, entered the food market and demanded money.

Deputies say Nichols was in the vehicle during both robberies.

Covington is charged with robbery and aggravated robbery. He is currently at Roger D. Wilson Dentention Facility on a $40,000 bond.

Officers said he has a criminal history in Knox County that includes vandalism, shoplifting, theft, simple possession, public intoxication, possession of legend drug without prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, false reports, evading arrest, traffic offenses, criminal trespass, domestic assault, burglary, assault, and aggravated burglary.

Nichols is charged with two counts of robbery and is being held on $25,000 bond. Her criminal history includes criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, prostitution, indecent exposure, public intoxication, resisting arrest, evading arrest, driving under the influence, multiple traffic violations, implied consent violation, unauthorized use of an automobile or vehicle, simple possession, criminal littering, schedule II drugs, counterfeit controlled substance, reckless driving, and criminal impersonation.

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