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Wrong House Robbers Joint Investigation

Friday, 26 October 2018

In a joint investigation, the Major Crimes Unit of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Knoxville
Police Department are asking for your help in identifying three black males and one white male who are involved in two separate home invasion style robberies in the county and a similar one in the city last night.  The first robbery occurred on October 12 off Highland Crest Way and another on October 20 off Sweetview Way.  The suspects, all armed with firearms, forced entry into the occupied residences and made demands for narcotics and money.  The victims in both robberies said that at least one suspect indicated to the other suspects that they were in the wrong residences.  Each robbery resulted in personal property taken from the victims.  In the October 20 incident, a firearm was discharged resulting in property damage.  In a similar style robbery in the city Thursday night, the armed suspects forced their way into a residence on Clinch Avenue demanding money and narcotics.  They beat the residents and took their personal property.

The suspects are identified as the following: The three black males are of average height and weight, but one has longer dred locks and tattoos and the white male is tall and skinny with longer brown hair.

Black male, 5’10”, 170 pounds, braided hair, dark clothing

Black male, 6’1”, 145 pounds, dark clothing

Black male, 5’9”, 160 pounds, short, spiked braided hair

White male, 5’10”-6”, 170 pounds, blue tattoo on left side of neck as well as one on his face

The vehicle at both scenes is described as a 2005 or 2008 Ford Escape, gray or silver.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 865-215-3590 or 865-215-2284 or the Knoxville Police Department at 865-215-7212.



Sex Offender Arrested

Thursday, 25 October 2018

An investigation by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Family Crisis Unit resulted in the arrest of a Knoxville man today.  Steven Humphries, 49, was arrested by detectives with the unit and officers with the Warrants Division.  Humphries is charged with 2 counts of special aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and 2 counts of aggravated sexual battery.  His bond is set at $200,000.  He is a convicted sex offender and has a criminal history in Knox County.



KCSO Captain Phil Dalton Graduates from FBI Academy

Tuesday, 02 October 2018

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Captain Phil Dalton has graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Dalton has been with the Sheriff’s Office for twenty years, starting as a Corrections Officer, Patrol Officer for 7 years, Patrol Sergeant for 8 years, Patrol Lieutenant for 2 years and Captain for a year.  Captain Dalton is now Training Coordinator and SWAT Team Leader.  He has been on the SWAT Team for 14 years.

The FBI Academy is internationally known for its academic excellence. The ten weeks of training consisted of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training.  Two hundred and twenty-eight law enforcement officers graduated from this class.

The FBI National Academy prides itself on providing training for the top 1% of law enforcement leaders.

Congratulations Captain Phil Dalton!




Friday, 28 September 2018

There are two immediate job openings at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office:  Med Techs and Data Communications Engineer. 

Med Tech has the primary responsibility to perform a variety of medical functions related to the health and welfare of the inmates.

Medical Assistant Certificate Preferred

Starting Salary: $32,057.80

Visit to apply or contact the Merit System Office at 865/215-4446 for more information.

The Data Communications Engineer has the primary responsibility to troubleshoot and maintain the various computers and other electronic systems of the Sheriff’s Office as directed by the IT administrator(s).

BS degree or combination of education and equivalent experience is preferred.

 Starting Salary: $38,113.48

The following experience is required for this position:

1.            General understanding of the operation and maintenance of a personal computer or laptop.

2.            General understanding of network and interoperability devices.

3.            General understanding of Windows Operating Systems and Software.

Visit to apply or contact the Merit System Office at 865/215-4446 for more information.



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