Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Blount County Man Arrested for Sex Crimes
KCSO Searching for Missing North Knox County Man
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing North Knox County man. 36-year-old Jason Edward Duggin was last seen on Friday January 29, 2016 around 7:00 p.m. at his house on Meadowbrook Circle in North Knox County. He was driving a silver 2002 two door Honda Accord with a spoiler, with a Tennessee license plate of R06 32K. He was supposed to be on his way to a local gas station to meet an unknown person and return home.
Duggin goes by the nickname "Antioch" and is a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5'9", 180 pounds, and has a scar on the right side of his head that should be easily visible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.
Female Passenger in Fiery Crash Dies
The woman who was a passenger in a speeding car that crashed into a tree and caught fire Thursday night in North Knox County has died. She is identified as 28 year old Sarah Howe of Luttrell. She was airlifted to U.T. Medical Center after the 7:30 crash where she later died. The driver, 28 year old Harlen Virgil Ferguson, also known as Harley Martin, from Luttrell, is being treated at U.T. Medical Center. Officers now believe that Howe was not ejected from the vehicle, but opened the door and fell out of the car. The speeding car was spotted on Emory Road and crashed at 7616 Bell Road. This was not a police pursuit. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
Speeding Ends in Fiery Crash
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of a speeding car that ended in a fiery crash at 7616 Bell Road and sent two people to the hospital. Officers observed a KIA being driven at a high rate of speed on Emory Road shortly after 7:30 Wednesday night. The car went over the double yellow lines and headed to Brown Gap Road, then turned on Bell Road where the driver lost control, hit a tree and the car caught fire. The female passenger was ejected from the car. She was transported by Lifestar to U.T. Medical Center. Officers were able to get the male driver out of the car. He was transported to U.T .by Rural Metro. Names are not available at this time. Charges are pending.