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Two Time Robbery Suspect Arrested

Saturday, 17 February 2018

The Major Crimes Unit of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man wanted for robbing the same business twice.  Bryan Lemons, 44, of Halls is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $60,000 bond.  He’s accused of robbing the Check First Cash Advance on Maynardville Highway on November 20, 2017 and a month later on December 17th.  Both times the suspect was armed with a knife and demanded money from the clerk.

Lemons has a criminal history in Knox County that includes driving charges, child support, theft, and worthless checks.



KCSO Searching for Two Males Who Robbed Cab Driver (Sketches Released)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two males who robbed a cab driver at gunpoint on January 22, 2018. The incident happened around 5:14 a.m. in the parking lot of Eagle Pointe Apartments, located at the intersection of Snowypointe Way and Springpointe Way, in West Knox County. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects left on foot toward Middlebrook Pike.

The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 16-18-years-old, 160-180 pounds, 5’8”-5’10” with brown eyes and poufy black hair. He was wearing a grey hoodie pullover with an emblem in the middle of it, and possibly blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 17-19-years old, 160-180 pounds, and 5’8”-5’10”. He was wearing a pair of dark jeans at the time of the robbery.

A KCSO composite artist worked with the victim to develop the attached sketches of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.



Man Arrested For Shooting Into Residence, Injuring Dog

Thursday, 15 February 2018
A South Knox County man was arrested yesterday for shooting into a home and injuring a dog. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting through a residence on Tarklin Valley Road around 4:00 on Wednesday morning. Multiple adults and children were inside the residence during the incident. The family’s dog was also inside the home and was shot.
KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit’s investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old Quentin Hill. He is charged with reckless endangerment and was held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond. The family’s dog is still receiving treatment for his wounds.
No mug shot is available at this time. 



Suspected Dognapper Arrested

Monday, 12 February 2018

Officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office nabbed the man who stole a truck with 11 year old Lulu, the Shih Tzu inside last Friday.  Officers found 39 year old Donald Jack Cates hiding in a house on Tipton Station Road late Monday morning.  He was taken into custody without incident.  He faces charges of felony theft and animal cruelty with a bond of $17,500.  Cates has a criminal history in Knox County of theft, driving without a license, and criminal trespassing.

Lulu was left in a pickup truck last Thursday afternoon when her owner, Joe Roberts, left her in the unlocked and running truck while he went into the Weigal’s on Governor John Sevier Highway.  Officers found the abandoned truck with Lulu inside and unharmed in a driveway on Government Farm Road Friday morning.











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