March 2020

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Live Oak Incident

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, at approximately 2236 hours, deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls from the community regarding a vehicle crashing into a house, followed by several gun shots. Upon arrival, deputies encountered the suspect in this matter, Ronnie Edward Johnson, DOB 08/28/1988, of Alcoa, TN in the roadway near …

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ORC – Search Warrant Executed

On Monday, March 16thOfficers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Unit, Narcotics Unit and S.W.A.T. Executed search warrants at 2520 Boyd’s Bridge Avenue and 919 Beaumont Avenue after conducting an investigation.  Officers seized approximately $25,000 in new and like new items, Oxycodone, opana, marijuana and cash. Demauria Hackler and Kristy Bowling were …

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Congratulations Lt. Gabe Mullinax!

Congratulations to our very own Lieutenant Gabe Mullinax for completing the University of Tennessee Forensic Academy Session 51.  Lt. Mullinax will utilize the skills learned throughout this academy as he continues to supervise the Forensics Services Division at the Knox County Sheriffs Office.  We are very proud of you Lieutenant! #99-1

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Keep Calm

The Knox County Sheriff’s office is monitoring the COVID-19 closely, keeping up to date with what @CDCgov, @TNDeptofHealth and @KnoxCoHealthTN are advising people to do. Sheriff Spangler urges you to remain calm, stay informed and wash your hands!

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Corona Virus

With the announcements of closures and cancellations due to the concern of the Corona Virus also known as COVID-19 Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler wants to make it clear that The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has protocols in place for things such as this. The Knox County Health Department has held Emergency Response Meetings where …

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COTA 150

Congratulations to our newest members of the family. Graduates from Correction Officers training Glass 150 are ready for their posts! We are extremely proud of these young officers and are excited to watch their law enforcement Career begin.  See More

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Meet Audrey Jo Acres! She is the daughter of Detective Tim Acres. Audrey, as you can see hasn’t had the easiest of roads to travel in her short time in this world. She has undergone multiple test, surgeries and she had endured an incredible amount of medical technology (machines) to sustain her! As you can …

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Body Found

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office confirms there has been a body located in the water in the 10800 block of Rogers Island.  Sheriff Spangler says the body will be taken to The Knox County Medical Examiers Office where an autopsy will be perfomed and positive identification made.

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A trip to Rocky Hill

Kindergarten students at Rocky Hill Elementary collected and donated over 800 stuffed animals to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office had a few Officers at Rocky Hill Elementary Monday morning to receive this incredibly generous donation.   Officers Sheila Palmer, Glenn Simerly, Chris Allison & Sean Kerstettes were honored to be …

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Miranda Spangler “Someone has to speak”

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is blessed to have Detective Spangler. It’s Officers/Detectives like her that truly make a difference in the lives of those they took the Oath to protect.   Thanks to KnoxTN & Tom King for a great article about one of our KCSO Heroes!  See article here! Captain Aaron …

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