Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Two Suspects in Custody After Crashing into Patrol Car
A Knox County Sheriff's Office deputy was not hurt when a suspect in a pursuit in West Knox County turned his car around and hit the officer's patrol car head on. The incident occurred when K-9 Officer Chad Gore attempted to make a traffic stop of a 2016 Nissan Versa in West Knoxville. The suspects drove off with the officer in a pursuit that went to Kingston Pike and then to a dead end on Kings Way. The suspect turned his vehicle around and hit the patrol car head on. The driver and passenger in the Versa bailed out and led Officer Gore and another officer on a short foot pursuit before being taken into custody. The driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of a dog bite.
Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were found in the car. Charges are pending.