KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville man wanted for aggravated robbery turned himself into officials on Wednesday.
Jarquez Demon Handy, 22, is charged with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, two counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated robbery. He is being held on $460,000 bond.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says he was wanted for an aggravated robbery on January 9 on Highland Crest Way in South Knox County. The victims say the suspect entered their home, held them at gunpoint and took items from the home. The victims also said they were assaulted and another man was outside the home helping the suspect.
Deputies launched an investigation and determined Handy was the suspect. Multiple family members told Handy law enforcement was looking for him, and he turned himself in on Wednesday.
Handy’s alleged accomplice, Anthony Tyjuan Lewis, 22, was arrested shortly after the robbery after an officer recognized the suspect vehicle, He is charged with two counts of theft. Both suspects have long criminal histories in Knox County.