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Child Molester to Spend Nineteen Years in Prison

Posted: 01/11/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions against a grandfather who sexually molested a child. Daryl R. Baker, 61, pled guilty to four counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, five counts of Attempted Rape of a Child, and two counts of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure. Under the terms of the agreement, Baker must serve nineteen years in prison....more


Heroin Dealer Nets Sixteen-Years in Prison

Posted: 01/11/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions against a heroin dealer who was twice caught with heroin packaged for resale in his possession. Ivan Andre Reed, 26, pled guilty to two cases of Possession with Intent to Sell Heroin. Under the terms of the agreement, Reed must serve sixteen years in prison....more


Search Warrant Results in Heroin Conviction

Posted: 01/11/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions today against a heroin and cocaine dealer from Detroit following the execution of a search warrant at a residence in North Knoxville. Markeisha Denise Ellis, 28, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell Heroin and Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine. Under the terms of the agreement, Ellis must serve twelve years in prison....more


Shooting Leads to Twenty-Five-Year Sentence

Posted: 01/11/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes and Felony Drug Units obtained a conviction against a convicted felon who shot a man during the robbery of a vehicle, nearly killing the victim. Candice Morgan, 30, pled guilty to Attempted Especially Aggravated Robbery. Under the terms of the agreement, Morgan must serve twenty-five years in prison....more


Murderer Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Posted: 12/15/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction against a murderer who left his victim to die in a creek. Nicholas Wyatt Barish, 36, was convicted of First Degree Felony Murder. After the jury returned its verdict, Judge Scott Green imposed a mandatory life sentence....more


Home Invasion Caught on Video Leads to Conviction

Posted: 12/15/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a man who was caught on surveillance video using a tire iron to force entry into a townhouse in Farragut. Augusta Thomas Robinson, 27, was convicted of Aggravated Burglary and Possession of Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. ...more


Elder Abuse Unit Utilizes Federal Grant to Expand Investigations

Posted: 12/05/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Elder Abuse Unit are utilizing resources from a federal grant to partner with both local and national leaders in the area of elder abuse to strengthen the investigation and prosecution of suspected elder abusers in our community....more


Former Corrections Officer Convicted

Posted: 11/29/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained convictions against a former corrections officer who assaulted an inmate. After less than an hour of deliberation, a Knox County jury found Nicholas Jeremiah Breeden, 37, guilty of Official Oppression and Assault. ...more


Crack Dealer Sentenced to Fifteen Years after Fighting with Officers

Posted: 11/16/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained a conviction against a crack cocaine dealer who tried to pull a gun on officers then tried to take the officer's gun. George Marsh, 42, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in a Drug Free School Zone. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Marsh must serve fifteen years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Thief Convicted of Stealing Christmas Gifts

Posted: 11/15/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a career criminal who stole Amazon packages including children's Christmas gifts from several front porches ten days before Christmas. Matthew Lee Elliott, 38, was convicted of three counts of Theft and violating the Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Law....more


Thief Convicted of Stealing Car Battery

Posted: 11/10/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained a conviction against a man who stole a car battery from Wal-Mart and then claimed he only took the battery to create an opportunity to confront loss prevention employees. Sharles Johnson, 51, was convicted of Theft. ...more


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