State Police Sergeant Chad Dick with the Jasper Post reports that the two suspects from last Wednesday’s armed robbery of the Dale Pharmacy have been arrested. 26 year old Jacob Beyers and 27 year old Mallory Johnson, both of Mt. Vernon, have been taken into custody in Knoxville, TN by the U.S. Marshal’s Service.
A State Police report said that Beyers displayed a handgun and demanded prescription medicine at the Dale Pharmacy on North Washington Street on Wednesday, May 8th at around 4 pm. He fled on foot in an unknown direction from the pharmacy and was accompanied by Johnson and another male subject in a white Toyota Camry. The trio was supposedly in the Owensboro or Evansville area.
The Knoxville News Sentinel newspaper is reporting that what started as a simple traffic stop for a registration violation ended up with the arrest of Beyers and Johnson.
Just before 5 pm Monday, Knoxville Police Department Sergeant Mike McCarter stopped a white 2005 Toyota Camry in Knoxville and he began to question Beyer – the driver – and found that his ID didn’t match up.
Beyer fled from the officer and before he could be stopped caused two accidents. One sent a 7 year old passenger to the hospital, the second sent a driver and 5 year old passenger to the hospital – none of them had life-threatening injuries.
Shortly thereafter Officer McCarter came across the disabled Camry and noted that the occupants fled on foot.
Later, Knoxville Police Department officers assisted members of the U.S. Marshall’s Service on a raid of a room at the Motel 6 in Knoxville at around 8 pm.
Officers took Beyers Johnson on their outstanding robbery warrants out of Spencer County, Indiana.
Beyers admitted to officers he was involved in a car crash after fleeing from officers earlier in the day because of the outstanding warrants.
The pair are being held without bond on the Indiana warrants, while Beyers also now faces chargers in Knoxville including evading arrest, reckless driving, leaving the scene of a accident.
Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Rob Gardner said, “Thank you to all of the people that called in with tips on who these individuals were. Without the public’s help, identifying and locating Beyers and Johnson would have been a lot more difficult.”