Police captured two suspects late Wednesday night who are accused in a home invasion in far eastern Hawkins County in which the victim was robbed by a masked man at gunpoint.
The robbery occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of Garnie J. Peters Jr., 118 S. Holston Road in the Rameytown community north of Kingsport.
According to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office report, a man wearing a hooded jacket with his face covered knocked on Peters’ back door. Investigators said Peters was expecting a visit from family and called from inside his residence for the person to enter.
“The suspect entered the residence, pointed a gun at the victim, and told him to give him all his money and don’t do anything stupid,” Sheriff Roger Christian said.
Peters gave the gunman all of his cash, which amounted to $390, and the suspect fled the residence, Christian said.
Peters’ daughter arrived at the residence during the robbery and witnessed the gunman flee from the home and get into a blue Honda driven by another man.
The daughter told police she recognized both men and identified the alleged gunman as Jarvis Shivers, 21, 213 New Canton Road, Church Hill. She identified the alleged getaway driver as Charles Lindholm III, 22, 803 Hammond Ave., Mount Carmel.
“This victim wasn’t chosen at random,” Christian said. “Apparently his daughter’s boyfriend is acquainted with one or both of the suspects.”
The getaway vehicle description was called in to Hawkins County 911, and after a few minutes HCSO Deputy Brian Boggs spotted the vehicle on Highway 11-W and conducted a traffic stop with the assistance of Church Hill police.
During the traffic stop police allegedly found both men in possession of exactly $390 in cash, as well as a blue steel .22-caliber Derringer allegedly used in the robbery.
Shivers and Lindholm were each charged with armed robbery and theft.