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Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones to Suspend Mayoral Campaign

Friday, 23 June 2017

The following is a message from Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones:

 

“I want to thank everyone who has supported me in my decision to run for Knox County Mayor. Words cannot express my appreciation for the continued support I have received from the citizens of Knox County throughout the years.

Due to the health problems of a family member, which consume a considerable amount of my time, I will not be able to continue to campaign for Knox County Mayor.

Thank you for the trust you have placed in me over the years.”

 

 

Identities Released in North Knox County Shooting

Friday, 23 June 2017

The identities of the three people involved in Thursday’s North Knox County shooting have been released. 34-year-old Issac Reis Parks and 30-year-old Ashton Parks appear to have been shot by their neighbor, 52-year-old William Jeff Lowery, who is believed to have then shot himself.

According to the initial investigation, it appears as though Lowery went to his neighbors’ home, located at 7608 Foxglen Boulevard, and shot Isaac and Ashton. He is believed to have then gone into his own backyard at 7612 Foxglen Boulevard and shot himself.

Both Lowery and Isaac Parks were pronounced dead, and Ashton Parks was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

 

 

North Knox County Man Shoots Neighbors, Kills Himself

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Two are dead following a North Knox County shooting that occurred Thursday evening. According to the initial investigation, a man living at 7612 Foxglen Boulevard went to his neighbors’ home, located at 7608 Foxglen Boulevard, around 5:45 p.m. and shot a husband and wife living there. He then went into his own backyard and shot himself.
 
Both men are dead, and the woman was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment. More details, including the names of the individuals involved, will be released as they develop. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating.

 

 

KCSO Lieutenant Graduates from the FBI National Academy Program

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A lieutenant with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia on June 7th. KCSO Lt. Gabe Mullinax was one of 228 officers to graduate from the 268th session of the National Academy. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the program is internationally known for its academic excellence and “offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. “

Mullinax is the lieutenant of the Field Training Office Program and has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since July 1997.

 

 

 

 

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