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New Email Scam

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a new scam that involves emails asking for iTune cards. A North Knox County man reported getting an email from who he thought was a fellow member of the Powell Business and Professional Association, R. Larry Smith, asking the man to buy 4 iTunes cards for $100 each.  The victim stated he emailed back saying he could only buy one.  He did and following directions from the email, he emailed a photo of the back of the card.  The KCSO wants you to be aware of this latest scam and to report it to 215-2243.



KCSO Investigating Monday Night Shooting

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Monday night shooting that resulted in the death of a Knox County woman. According to the initial investigation, 22-year-old Jessica Davis and her ex-boyfriend were involved in an argument at her home on Bakertown Road around 9:00 p.m. that resulted in the death of Davis from a single gunshot wound. 

No charges have been filed at this time. The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and the DA's Office is reviewing the case.



School Zone Saturation Statistics

Friday, 13 April 2018

In an effort to increase awareness of the new law concerning cell phone usage in school zones, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Knoxville Police Department conducted a county-wide school zone saturation this morning. The law states that those 18-years-old and older cannot use their cell phone unless it is in hands-free mode while school zone signs are flashing. Those under 18-years-old cannot use their cell phones at all while school zone signs are flashing.

During the saturation, officers wrote 108 citations for cell phone usage, one for a seat belt violation, seven for driver’s license violations, 37 for speeding, six for insurance violations, and two other for miscellaneous violations.

Statistics show a decrease in the number of crashes that have occurred in school zones since 2015. Due to increased law enforcement presence, the numbers have steadily dropped from 114 in 2015, to 99 in 2016, and to 66 in 2017. There have been 15 in 2018 so far.



KCSO Major Crimes Looking for Armed Robbery Suspect

Thursday, 12 April 2018
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the man who robbed a woman in the parking lot of North Knox County business last night. According to the initial investigation, a white male in a dark-colored Mitsubishi pulled into the parking lot of Lee’s Food Market, located at 7657 Clinton Highway, around 10:16 p.m. and blocked a woman’s vehicle. He got out of his Mitsubishi, pointed a handgun at the woman, and demanded the money she had in a bank bag. He got back into his vehicle and fled southbound on Clinton Highway.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 23-27-years old, 5’8”-5’10”, 130-140 pounds. He was wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans, and a dark-colored hoodie with his face covered at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.



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