Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Man Charged with Killing Parents Indicted
The man arrested for killing and dismembering his parents in their West Knox County home last November was indicted on Wednesday. A Knox County Grand Jury returned a five-count indictment against 28-year-old Joel Michael Guy, Jr. yesterday. The indictment includes two counts of first degree murder, two counts of abusing a corpse, and one count of felony murder.
Guy, Jr. is charged with first degree murder for killing his parents, 61-year-old Joel Michael Guy, Sr. and 55-year-old Lisa Guy at their home on Goldenview Lane in West Knox County. They are believed to have been murdered between Friday, November 25, 2016 and Saturday, November 26, 2016. Both suffered vicious stab wounds, as well as dismemberment. Their remains were found in multiple rooms in the house. Guy, Jr. placed portions of the remains in an acid-based solution in an attempt to destroy evidence. He was arrested on November 29,2016 at his apartment complex in Baton Rouge.
He is being held be held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $2,000,000 bond.
KCSO Investigating Corryton Robbery
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating a robbery that that occurred at a home in Corryton yesterday afternoon. According to the initial investigation, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Walter Road just before 5:45 p.m. where five people had been held at gunpoint, assaulted, and robbed by two unknown suspects.
One of the suspects is described as a black male with a thin build, approximately 23-27-years old. He was wearing a green bandana and used a green bandana to cover his handgun.
The second suspect is described as a white female with a heavy build, brown and blonde hair, approximately 30-36-years-old. She was wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt with silver/red writing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.
No Gunman at Karns High
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office investigated a call of a gunman reportedly in back of the Karns High School this morning. Investigators say a 60 year old man was walking up and down Byington Solway shooting at birds with a BB gun pistol. Officers say he was never on school property and no one was in danger. An ambulance has been called for paramedics to check out the man. There will be no charges.
Two Charged after West Knox Pursuit and Crash
|Danny Chavis||Christopher Bertram|
Two men are behind bars today after running from a traffic stop and leading officers on a short pursuit. Danny Chavis, 51, of Lenoir City, is charged with reckless endangerment; reckless driving; aggravated assault; resisting stop, arrest, and search; manufacture, deliver, sale, possession with intent -- methamphetamine; failure to stop at a stop sign; driving while license revoked due to a conviction of DUI; and evading arrest. His passenger, Christopher Bertram, 29, of Kingston is charged with possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia; and resisting stop, arrest, and search. Both have criminal histories in Knox County.
The incident occurred Thursday around 3:30 when KCSO Officer Chad Gore attempted to stop Chavis after he ran a stop sign on Harry Lane Boulevard. Chavis refused to stop his Nissan Versa and drove recklessly by driving on the wrong side of the road and speeding. He turned onto West Kings Way and u-turned hitting Gore’s patrol car head-on. Chavis and Bertram jumped out of the car and refused commands to stop. Officer Gore deployed his K9 to assist with the apprehension. The K9 bit the suspect on the left calf. A short struggle ensued and Chavis kicked the dog in the head before being restrained. Chavis was treated for the dog bite before going to jail.
KCSO Officer Michael Adkins approached Bertram who initially complied with commands, but then resisted until the officer subdued him.