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The incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. at the 3300 block of Clifton Drive when the man was taking out his garbage, according to Metro Police. The victim attempted to run in the house when he saw three males approaching him, but they forced their way in the residence.
The victim was knocked down, pistol whipped and robbed of his wallet and cash. The suspects also went to a bedroom looking for something before they fled the scene.
Police have limited description of the suspects.
The victim was treated for a laceration to the head at General Hospital and released.
Friday, October 12 2012, 07:17 AM CDT
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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