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Rockwood men arrested in strong-arm robbery

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By The Staff

Two Rockwood men have been arrested on charges related to a weekend strong-arm robbery in Harriman.

Authorities have identified the 19-year-old men as Jordan Crabtree and Austin Kane Penley. As of late Tuesday afternoon, Crabtree was in custody at the Roane County Jail, while authorities were en route to Kingston with Penley to book him into custody.

Crabtree and Penley are believed to have broken into the home of Karen Reeves early Saturday morning. They are accused of beating Reeves with a baseball bat and holding her and her granddaughter, Krystina, at gunpoint before fleeing with firearms and a vehicle.

Read more on this story as it develops at RoaneCounty.com and in Friday's issue of the Roane County News.