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Blount County
Sheriff's Office

940 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804

Phone: (865) 273-5000
    Fax: (865) 273-5134

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           (865) 273-5200
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           (865) 983-3620
 
 

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December 31, 2013 Contact: Marian O'Briant


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sheriff's Office needs public's assistance in locating robbery suspect

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is asking for the public's assistance in locating the suspect who was identified as the man who robbed the Dollar General on Sam Houston School Road on December 22nd.

The Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division has a warrant for the arrest of James Cramin Meacham, III, 39. The warrant is for aggravated robbery. Meacham also has two outstanding warrants for failure to appear and one outstanding warrant for violation of parole. Meacham's last known address is 1279 East Harper Avenue, Maryville.

Meacham is wanted in connection with the robbery of a store clerk at the Dollar General on Sam Houston School Road on the evening of December 22nd. The store clerk told deputies a man approached the counter and demanded money from the cash register. He told her not to scream, and then lifted his shirt to show her the butt of a handgun in his waistband. He took the money out of the cash register and fled on foot in an unknown direction, and was seen getting into a 1980s brown or maroon sedan. Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified Meacham as the man who robbed the store.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of James Cramin Meacham, III is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division during normal business hours at (865)273-5001, Blount County Dispatch at (865)983-3620, the 24 hour anonymous crime hotline at (865)273-5200, or you may leave a tip on the Text-a-Tip link through the Sheriff's Office website at www.bcso.com.

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