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Missing Corryton Man Found Safe

Saturday, 28 May 2016
A missing Corryton man has been found safe in North Knoxville. 56-year-old Jack Millard Donaldson was found Friday night around 11:55 p.m. on Emory Road by the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Donaldson had been missing from his home since Thursday around 1:00 p.m. The KCSO would like to thank the Union County Bloodhound Tracking Team for their assistance in locating Donaldson.

 

 

KCSO Searching for Missing Corryton Man

Friday, 27 May 2016

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who was last seen in Knoxville on Thursday. 56–year-old Jack Millard Donaldson was last seen at his home on Fairview Road in Corryton around 1:00 p.m. He is described as a white male, 5’10”, 260 pounds, with blue eyes and greying hair. Donaldson was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a blue shirts, and white New Balance tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.

 

 

One Dead Following Yesterday's North Knox County Crash

Thursday, 26 May 2016

One man is dead following the crash that occurred yesterday afternoon on Central Avenue Pike. According to the initial investigation, 26-year-old Ralpheal Coffey was fleeing from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in a 2007 maroon Chevy Impala when he almost struck an officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in his cruiser around 2:30 p.m. on Heiskell Road. The officer turned the cruiser around to pursue Coffey, but found the Impala had crashed into a 2007 white Ford F150 on Central Avenue Pike at Callahan Drive.

Coffey and his passenger, 44-year-old Tommie Troupe, as well as the driver of the Ford 27–year-old Kevin Bradley and his passenger, 26-year-old Eric Kennedy, were transported to UT Medical Center with incapacitating injuries. Bradley was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Not only was Coffey wanted out of Anderson County, but he also had outstanding warrants in Knox County that include evading arrest; unlawful to refuse inspection and count of any wildlife taken; wildlife resources agency violation; license or permit required for hunting, fishing, and trapping;  and criminal impersonation. He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes multiple traffic offenses. He is charged with vehicular homicide, drugs: manufacture, delivery, sale, or possession of cocaine in amounts greater than .5 grams (or less than .5 grams where defendant carried deadly weapon or the offense resulted in death or bodily injury), simple possession, and driving while privilege suspended.

 

 

UPDATE: KCSO Investigating North Knox County Crash Following Pursuit

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a North Knox County crash that occurred following a pursuit this afternoon. According to the initial investigation, 26-year-old Ralpheal Coffey was fleeing from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office in a 2007 maroon Chevy Impala when he almost struck an officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in his cruiser around 2:30 p.m. on Heiskell Road. The officer turned the cruiser around to pursue Coffey, but found the Impala had crashed into a 2007 white Ford F150 on Central Avenue Pike at Callahan Drive.

Coffey and his passenger, as well as the driver of the Ford and his passenger, were transported to UT Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

Not only was Coffey wanted out of Anderson County, but he also had outstanding warrants in Knox County that include evading arrest; unlawful to refuse inspection and count of any wildlife taken; wildlife resources agency violation; license or permit required for hunting, fishing, and trapping;  and criminal impersonation. He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes multiple traffic offenses.

It is unknown at this time whether or not those involved were wearing seat belts. Drugs and alcohol are not thought to be factors in the crash. Charges against Coffey are pending. More details will be released as they develop.

 

 

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