May 2023

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Road Rage Shooting

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit with the assistance of The Alcoa Police Department has charged two adults in the Road Rage Shooting that occurred in the Karns Community Tuesday afternoon. Marcus Watts was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, and Christopher Sentell was charged with Accessory After the Fact and Reckless Driving. The …

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Death Investigation

On 05/15/2023 at 1023 hours, Officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, along with Major Crimes Detectives responded to 8001 Clinton Highway for a deceased adult male. Upon arrival, the victim was observed to be off the roadway on the southbound side of Clinton Highway. KCSO Forensics Units and the Knox County Medical Examiner responded …

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2023 Budget Response

Immediate Release: Sheriff Spangler responds to Mayor Jacob’s Budget proposal May 8, 2023 Although Mayor Jacobs’s budget address didn’t come as a surprise, it was disheartening nonetheless. We are at a critical juncture in Law Enforcement in Knox County. The safety of our citizens, the schools we protect, and our officers are at risk. If …

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