Joel Stephen Easley remains in jail without bond as he faces two felony charges of armed robbery.
Police say Easley entered Firehouse Subs on Camp Highland Road in Smyrna while dressed in all black clothing, black sneakers and a red bandanna partially covering his face. Police say he was carrying an orange-handled knife with a 6- to 8-inch serrated blade.
According to the warrant, Easley brandished the knife and forced an employee to empty the cash in the register, which held about $255, and left the business with the money inside a brown bag.
The next day, according to a warrant, Easley stole $250 from Little Caesar’s on Spring Road in Smyrna. Police say he entered, left and then returned 30 minutes later, grabbed an employee by the arm and threw her to the ground.
Police say Easley then grabbed a blue pen from the front counter of the restaurant and threatened employees with it before making a clerk open the register and taking the money.