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Co-conspirator in KPD Officer Shooting Arrested

Monday, 14 May 2018

The co-conspirator in the shooting of a Knoxville Police Department Officer was arrested this afternoon. Officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force took 31–year-old Kristin Denise King of Knoxville into custody without incident at a residence on Middlebrook Pike around noon today. She is charged with facilitation of unlawful possession of a weapon, facilitation of attempted first degree murder, and facilitation of employing a firearm during a dangerous felony for the January 11, 2018 shooting of KPD Officer Jay Williams. She will be held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility. King has a criminal history in Knox County that includes possession of drug paraphernalia, theft by shoplifting, driving while privilege revoked, and theft.

39-year-old Scott Valentine Masterman of Knoxville was also arrested at the residence on an unrelated outstanding charge. He will be held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $1,000 bond. He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated robbery, traffic/vehicle offenses, theft by shoplifting, theft of property, criminal impersonation, forgery, public intoxication, driving under the influence, underage consumption of beer, and observation without consent.

“This is a great example of the relentless pursuit and our determination in locating and arresting those who place the public’s and police officers’ lives in danger,” stated David G. Jolley, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee. “We're privileged to have great relationships with our local partners, like the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Knoxville Police Department. All of us working together allow us to be one step closer to closure on cases like this one,” he added.

The Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, which is sponsored by the United States Marshals Service, is comprised of officers from a total of 22 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across Eastern Tennessee. 

(Mug shot is from a prior arrest.)



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