Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
9 Year Old Girl Pinned When Car Rolls into House
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a 9 year old girl was pinned between a car and a house Wednesday evening. The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. at 3031 Sinking Springs Road. According to officers on the scene, the girl was putting a 3 year old in a car seat and had the passenger door open. The mother had gone back into the house leaving the keys in the ignition. She told officers the engine was not running. The car rolled about 20 feet as the girl tried to get into the passenger side. She was trapped by the car door when it hit the house. Rural Metro transported her to U.T. Hospital with what appeared on the scene as non-life threatening injuries. Officer said it’s not clear why the 1996 Oldsmobile rolled.
KCSO Arrests Man After Foot Pursuit Across Interstate
One man is in custody after shoplifting from Walmart and running across I-640 this afternoon. Around 2:45 on Wednesday, officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office were conducting a traffic stop in the parking lot of Walmart on Millertown Pike when Walmart security began chasing a shoplifter through the parking lot. A KCSO officer chased the man, 37-year-old Joseph David Pack, through the parking lot and across I-640. The officer tased Pack beside the interstate and took him into custody.
Pack is charged with shoplifting, fleeing, resisting arrest, and criminal trespass. He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes theft, theft by shoplifting, driving without a license, resisting arrest, simple possession, evading, vandalism, burglary, assault, and aggravated robbery.
More Details on Poston Wreck
Officers on the scene of the wreck that killed Bruce Poston say his car caught fire when it crashed into a tree. Several bystanders ran to his car and attempted to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher while two others pulled Poston from the car.
Knoxville Attorney Killed in Car Wreck
Knoxville attorney, Bruce Poston, was killed in a one car wreck early this afternoon in West Knox County. Poston, 66, was driving a 2006 Mercedes SLK 280. Officers on the scene say he was not wearing a seatbelt and that speed was a factor. His car hit a tree as he was driving on Northshore at Sandpiper around 12:46. Rural Metro pronounced him dead on the scene.