Mark Randall Cooper arrested for series of recent business burglaries and break-ins

On Tuesday, October 8 at approximately 12:20 p.m., Knoxville Police Department officers arrested Mark Randall Cooper (DOB: 8/28/69) for a rash of business burglaries and break-ins that have occurred in downtown Knoxville in recent weeks.

Cooper, who had an outstanding warrant out of Alabama for Violation of Parole in relation to previous burglary offenses, was located in an abandoned building on East Depot Avenue on Tuesday afternoon and taken into custody without incident.

Charges are still pending and an update will follow once those charges are filed.