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DUI Unit Wins Back-to-Back Jury Trials

Posted: 04/26/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained convictions in back-to-back jury trials against a man who crashed his vehicle after leaving a strip club and a woman who tried to order food at the Arby's drive thru window while intoxicated. Austin S. Deel, 25, and Michelle Baker Summey, 50, were each convicted of Driving Under the Influence. ...more


Knoxville Woman Convicted of Murder

Posted: 04/21/2017

A Knox County jury has convicted Danielle Wright, 29, of Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of Purnell Leon Nimmons. Assistant District Attorney General Kevin Allen represented the State in the three-day trial before Judge Steve W. Sword....more


Dealer Nets Twenty Years for Kilo of Crystal Meth

Posted: 04/18/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained a conviction today against a drug dealer caught with a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine. Joshua Leroy Cooper, 33, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell Methamphetamine in a Drug Free Zone. Under the terms of the agreement, Cooper must serve twenty years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Child Rapist Receives Maximum Sentence

Posted: 04/13/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained the maximum forty-year sentence for a man who raped a six-year-old child. In September, John P. Baskins, 24, pled guilty to Rape of a Child and Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. At a sentencing hearing today, prosecutors argued for the maximum sentence, and Judge Bob McGee agreed, ordering Baskins to serve forty years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Heroin Traffickers Convicted of Conspiracy

Posted: 04/11/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions against the ringleaders of a heroin distribution conspiracy that sold large amounts of heroin and a combination of cocaine and fentanyl that was sold as heroin. Kewayne Hersel Carter, 39, and Raphael Cortez Ferguson, 37, were convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Sell Heroin in a Drug Free Zone....more


Serial Burglar Sentenced to Thirty-Six Years

Posted: 04/07/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a thirty-six-year sentence for convictions against a career criminal who broke into multiple businesses and stole tens of thousands of dollars. Melvin Dwayne Dunn, Jr., alias, Squirt, 46, was convicted in February of eleven counts of Burglary, Evading Arrest, and Possession of Burglary Tools....more


Gunman Convicted of Two Counts of Attempted Murder

Posted: 04/06/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a man who shot at two victims, one of whom was two years old. Richard Gregory Williams, III, 22, was convicted of two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and two counts of Employing a Firearm during the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. ...more


Gangster Disciple on Trial Flees during Jury Deliberations

Posted: 04/05/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a career criminal who ran from police nearly striking an officer; however, the Defendant, fled the courthouse during jury deliberations and did not return for the verdict. Roshaun Dinal Colbert, 36, was convicted of Evading Arrest, Reckless Endangerment, and Attempted Tampering with Evidence. When Colbert did not return for the announcement of the jury's verdict, Judge Bob McGee issued a warrant for his arrest....more


Career Criminal Convicted of Theft Spree

Posted: 03/30/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a career criminal whose crime spree included stealing air conditioning units from multiple west Knoxville businesses. Michael John Lynch, 46, was convicted of six counts of Theft. ...more


Rollin 20s Crips Sentenced to Life

Posted: 03/24/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against two Rollin 20s Crips gang members whose plot to commit random robberies ended in a homicide. Nolandus Dewayne Sims, 22, and Andre Lavel Terry, 18, were convicted of two counts of First Degree Felony Murder, Second Degree Murder, Carjacking, Aggravated Robbery, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Attempted Especially Aggravated Robbery, and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony....more


Stepmother Convicted of Heinous, Atrocious, and Cruel Abuse

Posted: 03/11/2017

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained multiple convictions against a woman who physically abused her two stepsons. Jessica Ann Cox, 40, was convicted by a jury of twenty-three counts of Aggravated Child Abuse and one count of Reckless Endangerment. ...more


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