APD: Man arrested after fight, attempted robbery


arly Monday morning, Amarillo Police Department officers responded to a fight call at the Pilot Truck Stop in the 700 block of Lakeside.

Officers arrived at the scene and found an injured man inside the business. According to police, this man was the victim and reported that he was assaulted when another man tried to rob him. The victim told police that he paid for fuel and was walking back to his car when the suspect approached him. The suspect began to yell at the man saying he stole the car and began to strike the man in the face. After attempting to pull the keys from the man's hand the suspect said he had a gun and reached toward his waistband. Three people broke up the fight and the suspect fled on foot.

Police were given a description of the suspect and officers found him at approximately 3:50 a.m. in the 8700 block of Interstate 40 east. He was taken back to the scene of the incident and identified by the victim.

The suspect was later identified as 30-year-old Thomas Allen Knox. Knox was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for robbery.