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Stun Gun Used in Attempted Armed Robbery

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Major Crimes Unit of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery of an East Knox County man at his home Tuesday around 11 p.m.  The incident occurred at 4705 Circle Road where the victim, David Roberts, lives.  He told investigators that he was in the backyard and as he went into the house by way of a back deck, two masked men assaulted him by punching and kicking him and used a stun gun on him multiple times.

Both suspects are described as white and medium build.  One is believed to be 5’5”-5’7”.  The other is 5’10”-6’.   Anyone with information is asked to call the KCSO at 215-2243.



Tips to Help Reduce Traffic Crashes

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Division has some tips on how to help reduce the number of traffic crashes as the school year gets back into session:

·         Be aware of reduced speed zone times and try to avoid those areas during that time to reduce traffic congestion.

·         Take notice of bus stops in neighborhoods.

·         Tell your children to report any suspicious people loitering around bus stops.

·         Talk to your children about reporting school bus drivers who use their cell phones or have driving issues.

·         Remember not to pass stopped school buses.  This includes multi-lane roadways (Kingston Pike, Chapman Highway, Clinton Highway, Ebenezer Road, etc.) where there is not a median between the bus stop and traffic traveling in the opposite direction.

·         Remind young drivers as well as yourself about the dangers of distracted driving (phone, texting, eating, etc.).

These are just a few suggestions to keep you and your children safe this coming school year.



Millertown Pike Fatality Identity Released

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The name of the driver killed in yesterday’s Millertown Pike fatality has been released. He is 57-year-old David Chapman of Kodak, Tennessee.

According to the initial investigation, Chapman, driving a cement truck, was traveling westbound on Millertown Pike toward Mill Road around 11:50 a.m. The truck went around a corner too quickly, rolled, and struck a guardrail. Chapman was pronounced dead on the scene by Rural Metro.



Human Remains Positively Identified

Monday, 24 July 2017
The human remains found in the wooded area behind Montgomery Village on July 15th have been positively identified. The Knox County Regional Forensics Center has identified the remains as 32-year-old Kyle Matthew Pearson of Knoxville. The cause of death is still unknown. 



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