Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
2014 Teen Academy Summer Camp
The Knox County Sheriff's Office will be offering three sessions of its Teen Academy Summer Camp this year. Participants may choose to attend the camp May 26-30, June 9-13, or June 23-27. Camp begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday each week.
The Teen Academy Summer Camp is a five-day hands-on program for teens ages 12-17. The camp is a great opportunity for students considering a career in law enforcement or for anyone who simply desires to learn more about the role of law enforcement in our community! Campers will participate in many exciting activities such as scuba diving with the KCSO Dive Team, operating “Bubba” the bomb robot, performing mock traffic stops, and repelling with members of the SWAT Team.
Anyone interested is asked to contact Lorie Moore by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (865) 215-5618. Space is limited, so please register soon.
Man's Body Found in Yard
A 36 year old East Knox County man was found dead in the yard of a residence at 6912 Maize Drive early Sunday afternoon. A detective with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Lawrence Huling was found nude, with a wire wrapped around his neck hanging from a chain link fence. Foul play isn’t suspected, but the body was taken to the U.T. Regional Forensics Center to determine the exact cause of death.
Huling lived on Wood Road in Corryton. The people who live at the address where Huling was found said they did not know him or why he was there. A relative of the homeowner found the body around 12:20 and the homeowner then called 911.
Man Suffers Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound
The Knox County Sheriff responded to 4507 Shipe Road around 8:30 this morning after a man shot himself in the leg. According to the initial investigation, 48-year-old Howard Stuffle, Jr. was sitting in a chair in the living room, reached for a cup of coffee on the kitchen counter, and knocked over a .22 caliber short rifle that had been leaning against the wall. As he picked up the gun, he placed one hand on the barrel and one hand on the stock area and the gun discharged, striking Stuffle in the leg.
He was transported by Rural Metro to UT Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
KCSO Corrections Sergeant Promoted to Lieutentant
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates Lt. Paul Cooper for his recent promotion. Cooper was promoted from sergeant to lieutentant in corrections. He has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since January 2007.