Ivey arrested for robbery

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By Charlotte Underwood

Jacksboro Police picked up Eric Brandon Ivey, 24, of 401 North Cumberland Avenue, LaFollette, on an outstanding warrant on Sept. 8.

The warrant for Ivey was issued by the LaFollette Police Department because of  a robbery Ivey allegedly committed a week earlier, the arrest warrant said.

On Sept. 1, LaFollette Police Officer Stephen Wallen made contact with the victim in Arby’s parking lot, which is where Ivey allegedly stole the victim’s purse by force and left the scene, the arrest report said.

Upon investigation, Wallen found the victim’s purse a short distance from the parking lot.  It was missing $370 in cash and three health care cards, according to the report.  

Ivey had previously worked at Arby’s and was allegedly trying to obtain a job application while there that day, before robbing the victim, the report said.  Witnesses saw Ivey commit the robbery and positively identified him, according to the report.

Ivey was arrested on Sept. 8 and charged with robbery and theft under $500.  He is currently being held at the county jail on $25,000 bond.