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Family Dollar Armed Robbery

Wednesday, 10 February 2016
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Wednesday night Family Dollar armed robbery. According to the initial investigation, a white male entered the Family Dollar, located at 530 Andrew Johnson Highway, at approximately 8:47 p.m. and robbed the business by threatening to use a firearm. He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10"-6'0", 180 pounds. He was wearing a light-colored jacket and a ball cap at the time of the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO's Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.



Blount County Man Arrested for Sex Crimes

Tuesday, 09 February 2016
A Blount County man charged with aggravated sexual battery and indecent exposure was arrested yesterday by the Knox County Sheriff's Office. 39-year-old Bryan Jefferson Dick was taken into custody without incident in North Knox County on Monday by KCSO's Criminal Warrants Unit after being indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury. He is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery and once count of indecent exposure. The indictments followed an investigation by KCSO's Family Crisis Unit. Dick's combined bond was $90,000 and he bonded out on Tuesday. The KCSO Family Crisis Unit investigates cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, animal abuse, and cyber investigations. The unit may be reached at (865) 215-6820 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, please call (865) 215-2243 for assistance.



KCSO Searching for Missing North Knox County Man

Friday, 05 February 2016

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing North Knox County man. 36-year-old Jason Edward Duggin was last seen on Friday January 29, 2016 around 7:00 p.m. at his house on Meadowbrook Circle in North Knox County. He was driving a silver 2002 two door Honda Accord with a spoiler, with a Tennessee license plate of R06 32K. He was supposed to be on his way to a local gas station to meet an unknown person and return home.

Duggin goes by the nickname "Antioch" and is a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5'9", 180 pounds, and has a scar on the right side of his head that should be easily visible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.



Female Passenger in Fiery Crash Dies

Thursday, 04 February 2016

The woman who was a passenger in a speeding car that crashed into a tree and caught fire Thursday night in North Knox County has died.  She is identified as 28 year old Sarah Howe of Luttrell.   She was airlifted to U.T. Medical Center after the 7:30 crash where she later died.  The driver, 28 year old Harlen Virgil Ferguson, also known as Harley Martin, from Luttrell, is being treated at U.T. Medical Center.  Officers now believe that Howe was not ejected from the vehicle, but opened the door and fell out of the car.  The speeding car was spotted on Emory Road and crashed at 7616 Bell Road.  This was not a police pursuit.  The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.



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