Norcross Waffle House pitchfork robber arrested - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Norcross Waffle House pitchfork robber arrested, charged with murder

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

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.

Copyright 2014 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers and thunderstorms to finish out the weekend

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers and thunderstorms to finish out the weekend

    Saturday, June 24 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-06-24 21:46:11 GMT
    Scattered Showers and Thunderstorms SundayScattered Showers and Thunderstorms Sunday

    Overnight, there is a slight chance we could have a few showers and thunderstorms. They will be quick-moving storms and not last too long. Temperatures will cool to the lower 70s. Winds will blow out of the northeast at 5-10 mph. For our Sunday, we will have more scattered thunderstorms, particularly in the afternoon. Rain chances are up to 60%. The rain will be caused by a cold front to our north, slowly approaching. 

    More >>

    Overnight, there is a slight chance we could have a few showers and thunderstorms. They will be quick-moving storms and not last too long. Temperatures will cool to the lower 70s. Winds will blow out of the northeast at 5-10 mph. For our Sunday, we will have more scattered thunderstorms, particularly in the afternoon. Rain chances are up to 60%. The rain will be caused by a cold front to our north, slowly approaching. 

    More >>
  • Celebrate July 4 at Red, White, Blue and You

    Celebrate July 4 at Red, White, Blue and You

    Saturday, June 24 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-06-24 17:39:55 GMT
    Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)Fireworks over Lake Charles (Source: KPLC viewer)

    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

    More >>

    The City of Lake Charles has a full slate of Independence Day events planned for Tuesday, July 4, as part of the annual Red, White, Blue and You celebration.

    More >>
  • Most Southwest Louisiana parishes see drop in graduation rates

    Most Southwest Louisiana parishes see drop in graduation rates

    Saturday, June 24 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-06-24 14:07:23 GMT
    (Source: pablo)(Source: pablo)

    The Louisiana Department of Education recently released district and school graduation outcomes for the class of 2016.

    More >>

    The Louisiana Department of Education recently released district and school graduation outcomes for the class of 2016.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly