Man Facing Charges In Tullahoma and Lincoln County

theft2A man wanted for robbing a Tullahoma man was arrested in Lincoln County and now faces charges there and here. In addition to the robbery charges the man also faces charges for burglary in Tullahoma.
Zedekiah Cates Wooten of Tullahoma told Officer Sam Campbell that a white male approached him in the parking lot off of Wall Street Christmas night. The man asked him if he was okay and when he said yes the man then allegedly pulled out a pistol and stuck it to Wooten’s neck. He ordered Wooten to get into his own vehicle and empty his pockets into the passenger seat. He also demanded that Wooten hand over his phone and wallet.
The thief told him that he would throw the phone out at the end of the street.
The offender then jumped into a vehicle a drove away with Wooten chasing him. Wooten also was screaming that he had been robbed and two men leaving London’s bar heard him yelling. The men, Trevor Schmit and Thomas Gregory also gave chase on foot.
Wooten described the thief as being a white male wearing a dark colored ball cap, with blondish brown hair, about six feet tall, face mask, and a gray hoodie.
All three men stated that the robber was driving either a gold or silver colored hatchback Honda.
While Officer Campbell was searching the area he located Wooten’s phone in three pieces. He also found three vehicles with broken windows and had been burglarized.
Dispatchers with the Coffee County Communication Center notified area law enforcement of the description of the vehicle and the robber. Around 1 a.m. a Lincoln County officer located the vehicle and stopped it.
The driver, Michael Wilburn of Fayetteville was taken into custody on other charges in Lincoln County. He was charged with his third DUI, possession of schedule VI, possession of schedule III, driving on revoked license, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and violation of implied consent law.
In addition to matching the description that Wooten provided, the Lincoln County officer stated that he found a .380 caliber handgun.
Detective Rana Pawlowski was notified and will take the burglary charges to the Coffee County Grand Jury.