The man accused of robbing a Lenoir City fast food restaurant and carjacking a Knoxville woman now faces federal charges.
Joshua Hayworth, 23, of Lenoir City, is charged with Hobbs Act violations and carjacking charges. A violation of the Hobbs Act means a suspect has used or threatened force, violence, or fear to obtain something. Another man, Timothy E. Chudley, 35, also of Lenoir City, is charged with violating the Hobbs Act.
Investigators say both men planned the robbery of the Lenoir City Burger King on January 30, where employees were held at gunpoint.