We need common-sense screwdriver control. Hardware stores should need to be a part of the NICS and potential buyers should need to fill out a form 4473. How else can we prevent criminals like Barry Warwick from using these dangerous tools? Think about the children.
Warwick was arrested Tuesday evening after using a screwdriver to hold up a pair of Knoxville convenience stores.
Investigators say a white male came into the Knoxville store at 4607 Kingston Pike with a screwdriver Monday. The clerk claims that Warwick said, “I suggest you open the register before you get hurt.”
The clerk opened the cash register and the suspect took $50, according to the report.
The suspect fled the scene in a gold sedan.
Investigators believe Warwick is connected to a robbery at the Pilot location at 6804 Clinton Highway just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The report says the suspect demanded money from the register, but did not show a weapon.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says Warwick was arrested by the Tennessee Highway Patrol after a short vehicle pursuit Tuesday evening.
A THP trooper spotted a vehicle illegally parked at the truck scales on Interstate-40 around 7 p.m. and approached it. Warwick sped off, but was arrested a short time later.
Warwick has a lengthy criminal history, including a 10 year stint for aggravated robbery. We must do all we can to keep screwdrivers out of the hands of people with criminal records. My scruffy adopted hometown must be protected.