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Tuesday, 25 October 2016



KCSO Searching for Dollar General Robbery Suspect

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who robbed a North Knox County store last night. According to the initial investigation, a white male entered the Dollar General, located at 1923 East Racoon Valley Road, around 9:43 p.m. on Monday night. While checking out at the cash register, he threatened that he had a gun, but never brandished a weapon, and demanded money. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5'10"-6'0", 250-270 pounds, early 40s, with a beard. He was wearing a black hat, blue sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, and white tennis shoes at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO's Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.



Multiple Robbery Suspect in Custody

Monday, 24 October 2016

A suspect wanted in multiple armed robberies in Knoxville, Knox County, and Clinton is in custody after a pursuit and wreck Monday afternoon.  Keith Richard Kirkland, 33, of Knoxville is wanted for two armed robberies in the county last week.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit tied Kirkland to the robberies through a tag that belonged to his 2005 white Chevy Equinox and through other information.  They placed warrants on him and broadcast his description and that of his vehicle to law enforcement.   Shortly after noon today, officers with the KCSO Narcotics and Highway Interdiction Unit spotted Kirkland driving the vehicle with a white female passenger in the 5300 block of Central Avenue Pike.  Officers attempted a traffic stop, but Kirkland fled leading officers on a pursuit that ended on Central Avenue Pike at Irwin when Kirkland hit a pole and wrecked his car.  Kirkland and the female passenger fled on foot, but were immediately apprehended.

Kirkland is suspected of robbing the Pilot at 1915 East Raccoon Valley on October 22 at gunpoint.  He demanded beer and cigarettes.  He also showed a handgun at the Dollar General at 1923 Raccoon Valley road on October 23 where he again demanded beer and cigarettes.  KCSO and KPD have warrants on Kirkland on file.  He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes a conviction for robbery, and multiple traffic arrests.



SUV Hits Teen Attempting to Get on School Bus

Monday, 24 October 2016

A 14 year old girl was transported by Rural Metro to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after she was hit by a car early Monday morning.  The 7:30 incident happened at Ball Road in the Karns area.  Eyewitnesses told Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies that the school bus had the stop sign deployed and had been stopped for about 15 seconds as the teen crossed the road and was struck by the SUV.   It’s believed she sustained head injuries.  The woman driving the SUV was cited for disregarding the stop sign.



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