UPDATED: Attempted robbery at Long John Silver’s

Daniel Patterson

UPDATE: Police have arrested Daniel Patterson, 39, of Cannon, in connection to the robbery. Patterson is lodged in the Knox County Detention Center and is charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree assault.

Barbourville Police are looking for the man who attempted to rob Long John Silver’s in Barbourville last night, May 19.

Police say around 10:55 p.m., one man, acting alone, entered the Long John Silver’s restaurant with a lug wrench to get money from the safe. While nothing was taken from the restaurant during the event, one employee was injured.

As more information, including a description of the suspect, is released, we will post here. This case is being worked and investigated by the Barbourville Police Department.