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Norcross Waffle House pitchfork robber arrested, charged with murder


Norcross police confirm the man who robbed Waffle House on Buford Highway is now in police custody.

The Sheriff's Office in Knox County, TN, said 49-year-old Jeffery Willard Wooten was arrested Friday.

He was charged in the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Randy Lands earlier that day in a Knox County home.

According to the initial investigation, a woman and her mother pulled into the mother's driveway and were confronted by a man with a gun.

He stole the daughter's vehicle and fled. When the daughter entered the house, she found her brother, Lands, had been shot and killed.

The hunt for Wooten ended around 3:45 p.m. Friday after he was spotted by Loudon County, TN officers traveling westbound on I-40.

Officers attempted to stop him, but he fled, made a U-turn on the interstate, and headed eastbound on I-40. He then crashed the vehicle he was driving and was taken into custody.

Wooten is charged with first degree murder with no bond and two counts of aggravated robbery for a combined bond of $100,000.

He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes resisting, simple possession, armed robbery, burglary, flight/escape, weapon offense, and stolen vehicle.

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