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Tazewell robbery suspect facing additional charges after being arrested in Rogersville

November 12th, 2013 9:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

Tazewell robbery suspect facing additional charges after being arrested in Rogersville


ROGERSVILLE — A Tazewell man who is a suspect in a robbery that took place in Claiborne County this past weekend was arrested at a Rogersville motel early Monday morning allegedly in possession of drugs, syringes and $4,206 in cash.

Rogersville police and the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the quality Inn motel on Highway 11-W in Rogersville around 2 a.m. on a complaint of possible drug activity.

Police were also notified that someone at the motel may be wanted for questioning in a Claiborne County home invasion and robbery involving the theft of $14,000 in cash.

Upon their arrival, officers found several people in the parking lot of the motel, including Craig Llewellen Sharp, 33, 1010 Overton Drive, Tazewell.

Sharp agreed to a search of his person, room and vehicle, and police allegedly found $4,206 in his pocket. The money was believed to be his share of the proceeds from the Claiborne County robbery.

During a search of Sharp’s room, officers allegedly found two opana pills, a melted substance on a soda can and  two bags containing a white substance believed to be the potent “Ice” type of meth. Police also allegedly found syringes, a propane torch and a spoon.

Sharp allegedly admitted that he had purchased about $800 worth of pills Sunday that he delivered to some females earlier and he had since been “shooting up” in his motel room.

The HCSO charged Sharp with possession of Schedule II narcotics with intent to deliver, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are housed or stored.

As of Tuesday, he was being held without bond in the Hawkins County jail pending arraignment Wednesday in General Sessions Court.

Police from Claiborne County had also been called in to assist with Sharp’s arrest at the motel. The robbery investigation is ongoing.

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