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Inmate Dies on Way to Hospital

Monday, 09 October 2017

A 51 year old inmate at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on Maloneyville Road died in an ambulance on the way to the University of Tennessee Medical Center late Friday night.  The inmate is identified as Paul Franklin Sellers, Jr.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating as a matter of policy and procedure.  The Knox County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.  Corrections Officers responded to his cell at 10:38 p.m.

Sellers was arrested on October 3 and charged with possession of a firearm with intent to go armed and schedule VI drug charges.  Officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a warrant at his house on Union School Road and found marijuana, scales, baggies, and 5 long guns with ammunition.  Sellers had served time in the state penitentiary on drug charges and burglary.

 

 

 


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