Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Drugs, Weapons, and Pills Found in North Knoxville House
A 23 year old Knoxville man was arrested Thursday night after Knox County Sheriff’s Officers with the Narcotics Unit obtained a search warrant for his house at 926 Raleigh Avenue. Tiberius Norries is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to go armed, schedule VI and schedule II drugs, and theft. Inside the house KCSO Narcotics Detectives along with the assistance of the KCSO Highway Interdiction Unit and SWAT team found 1,059 Oxycodone and Opana pills hidden throughout the house. They also found $61,511 in cash, two handguns (one was stolen), two shotguns, and a stolen motorcycle. Information gathered by the Narcotics Unit along with numerous community complaints allowed detectives to obtain the search warrant.
Norries’ bond is $105,000. He has a previous criminal history in Knox County of failures to appear, drug charges, and numerous traffic offenses.
Motorcyclist in Fatality Identified
The motorcyclist who was killed in a wreck Wednesday night has been identified. He is 52 year old John Pena from Knoxville. He died at U.T. Medical Center after colliding with a car on Byinton Solway at Oak Ridge Highway.
Wreck Kills Motorcyclist on Byington Solway
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a wreck that killed a motorcyclist in Northwest Knox County Wednesday night. The driver of the motorcycle will not be identified until his family has been notified. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. when the motorcycle going east on Oak Ridge Highway collided with a Hyundai going west and then turned left onto Byington Solway. The motorcycle slid into the sedan causing it to spin around and clip a Toyota 4-Runner which was stopped at a stop sign. The driver of the Honda Gold Wing was transported to U.T. Medical Center where he later died. No one else was injured. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and the other drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Worker Injured in Trucking Company Fire
The Arson Investigation Unit of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office says the explosion and fire at an East Knox County trucking company appears to be accidental. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. at R+L Carriers at 5004 North National Drive. A mechanic was severely burned and taken to the Vanderbilt Burn Center in Nashville. He is identified as 43 year old Joe Mack of Knoxville. The explosion and fire happened in the mechanical shop and destroyed a semi-truck and a work truck. The investigation is continuing.