The FBI’s Safe Street Task Force captured a man wanted for a home invasion robbery in upstate New York Saturday morning.
“FBI Agents in Knoxville received a tip that Andy Walter Sousie, 31, of Troy, New York, was in the Sevier County area”, said Special Agent Jason Pack, spokesman for the FBI Knoxville Field Office.
The task force was assisted by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Pittman Center Police Departments.
Agents and officers established a surveillance in the area. A Sevier County Deputy spotted Sousie’s car in the parking lot of a store on Friday evening. The Deputy approached the vehicle and spotted Sousie. He was arrested without incident.
A second person who was also in the car was arrested on unrelated state charges. Both were booked into the Sevier County Jail pending court appearances and extradition hearings.
Agents believe Sousie had been living in a campground near the Cocke-Sevier county line for two weeks.
Sousie has been charged in New York with Burglary and Robbery in the Second Degree and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree.
FBI Agents in the Albany, New York Field Office had previously obtained a federal arrest warrant against Sousie charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.