2nd Almaville Market Robbery Suspect Captured

SMYRNA, Tenn. - A man wanted for about a week following an armed robbery at the Almaville Market near Smyrna has been captured.

Reports stated 42-year-old Dewayne Halfacre was arrested in Marion County. Officials with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed on Friday he had been taken into custody without incident. Halfacre had been placed on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list earlier in the week.

Authorities with the TBI said they developed information he was inside a building in the 2000 block of Highway 283 in Whitwell on Friday. He surrendered to agents.

The crime happened around 7:45 p.m. Friday, January 19 at the Almaville Market near Smyrna.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s officials said they arrested the first suspect, 52-year-old Timothy “Timbo” Howell, after a pursuit near Chattanooga earlier in the week, but at that time, Halfacre fled and remained on the run.

“They have been involved in violent criminal activities across Middle Tennessee,” Sheriff’s Detective Steve Kohler said.

The suspects had two semi-automatic handguns when they allegedly robbed two clerks at the store. No one was injured in the robbery.

Warrants were issued charging them with theft of property, false imprisonment, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon during a dangerous felony, two counts of aggravated assault, and aggravated robbery.

Halfacre has also been wanted for burglary and vandalism in Marion County and probation violation in Moore County, as well as driving on a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, armed robbery, and aggravated assault in Georgia.

He was being held in the Marion County Jail.

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