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Serial Burglar Convicted of Crime Spree

Posted: 02/23/2017

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


Domestic Attack Leads to Aggravated Assault Conviction

Posted: 02/7/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Domestic Violence Unit obtained convictions against a husband who beat and choked his wife during a violent attack. Brian Eugene Neely, 55, was convicted of Aggravated Assault and Domestic Assault. Judge Steve Sword set the case for sentencing on March 23....more


Murderer Convicted in Double Homicide

Posted: 02/03/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a man who murdered two victims, stole their property, and set their house on fire. Benjamin Tillman Foust, Jr., 36, was convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder, ten counts of First Degree Felony Murder, four counts of Especially Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Aggravated Arson, and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. ...more


Man Convicted of Raping Third Grader

Posted: 01/31/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained convictions against a man who raped a nine-year-old third grader. Gary Allen Strange, 32, was convicted of three counts of Rape of a Child and one count of Incest. Judge Bob McGee set the case for sentencing on April 27. Rape of a Child carries a punishment between twenty-five and forty years in prison....more


Vice Lord Cocaine Dealer Convicted

Posted: 01/25/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained another conviction against a member of the Vice Lords criminal street gang who is already serving thirty-nine years for other cocaine dealing offenses. Ziberia Marico Carero, 37, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine. ...more


Crime Spree Ends in Twenty-Six-Year Sentence

Posted: 01/23/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions today against a man who victimized dozens of people by breaking into their homes and vehicles. David Nathanial Keisling, 36, was convicted of eight counts of Aggravated Burglary and twenty-two counts of Burglary of a Vehicle. In a sentencing hearing before Judge Steve Sword, Keisling was sentenced to serve twenty-six years in prison....more


Child Rapist Sentenced to Thirty-Three Years

Posted: 01/20/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a thirty-three-year sentence for a man who raped a second grader. Joshua Michael Stewart, 34, was convicted by a jury in September of Rape of a Child and two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery. At today's sentencing hearing, Judge Steve Sword ordered the Defendant to serve thirty-three years without the possibility of parole. ...more


Professional Criminal Convicted of Trafficking Heroin

Posted: 01/18/2017

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained a conviction against a professional criminal with eighteen prior felony convictions who was trafficking heroin from his residence near Knoxville Center Mall. Dale Vinson Merritt, 46, of Detroit, Michigan, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell Heroin over 15 Grams. ...more


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


Crime Spree Ends in Forty-Four-Year Sentence

Posted: 11/04/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a career criminal whose crime spree included stealing from her health care provider, impersonating a nurse in order to steal a hospital patient's purse, and robbing an elderly woman at the grocery store. ...more


Detroit Heroin and Pill Dealer Sentenced to Twelve Years without Parole

Posted: 10/27/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained a twelve-year sentence against a man from Detroit who was selling heroin and pills in Knoxville. In a September trial, Frazier Lee Savage, 43, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin and Alprazolam in a Drug Free Zone and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Because the offense took place in a Drug Free Zone, the twelve-year sentence must be served without the possibility of parole....more


Drunk Driver Receives Thirty-Two-Year Sentence for Son's Death

Posted: 10/27/2016

After being convicted by prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit, a drunk driver who killed his son and critically injured his nephew was sentenced to thirty-two years in prison. In a trial last September, Steven Dare Steelman, Jr., 35, was convicted of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Driving Under the Influence Third Offense, Driving on a Revoked License, and Failure to Provide Evidence of Financial Responsibility....more


Breadbox Robbery Nets Combined Fifty Years for Two Cousins

Posted: 10/26/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions against a pair of cousins who robbed a Breadbox convenience store and two customers. Benny Joe Cooper, 46, and Darrell Alfred Cooper, 55, were each convicted of two counts of Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Aggravated Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Benny Cooper received a sentence of thirty years in prison without the possibility of parole, and Darrell Cooper received a sentence of twenty years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


iPhone Helps Homeowner Catch Burglar in the Act

Posted: 10/25/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction against a burglar caught in the act by a homeowner who used an old iPhone as a security camera. Jason Travis Sewell, 36, was convicted of Aggravated Burglary. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Sewell must serve fifteen years in prison....more


Kidnapper Convicted after Nationwide Manhunt

Posted: 10/20/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction against a felon who kidnapped a twenty-year-old woman at a West Knoxville shopping center. Michael Sean Green, 41, was convicted of Aggravated Kidnapping. ...more


Defendant Convicted of Assaults at UT Football Game

Posted: 10/20/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained multiple convictions today against a man who struck two people leaving a University of Tennessee football game, requiring one victim to have facial reconstructive surgery. Gordon Shane Johnson, 36, was convicted of Aggravated Assault, Assault, and Evading Arrest. ...more


DUI Career Offender Sentenced to Six Years

Posted: 10/07/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a six-year sentence today against a career offender with six prior DUI convictions. Following a two-day trial in June, John Palladin Gibson, 43, was convicted of his seventh offense of Driving Under the Influence. At a sentencing hearing today, Judge Steve Sword sentenced Gibson to serve six years in prison....more


Burglar Shot by Homeowner Sent to Prison

Posted: 10/06/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions against a man who was caught in the act of a home invasion by the homeowner and shot. Mark Brandon Caldwell, 35, was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Burglary and one count of Theft. At a sentencing hearing today before Judge Scott Green, Caldwell was sentenced to serve thirteen years in prison consecutive to an eight-year sentence for another Aggravated Burglary case....more


Child Rapist Convicted of Abusing Second Grader

Posted: 09/28/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions against a man who raped a second grader. Joshua Michael Stewart, 34, was convicted of Rape of a Child and two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery....more


Prolific Property Offender Sent to Prison

Posted: 09/26/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained twelve convictions against a property offender with fifty-seven prior felony convictions. David Lee Dalton, 52, was convicted of six counts of Aggravated Burglary, one count of Attempted Aggravated Burglary, one count of Burglary, and four counts of Forgery. Under the terms of the agreement, Dalton was sentenced to twenty years in prison that must run consecutive to a twelve-year sentence out of Washington County....more


School Janitor Convicted of Solicitation of a Minor

Posted: 09/23/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions against a school janitor who solicited explicit photographs of underage girls over Facebook messenger. Dustin L. Dotson, 37, was convicted of three counts of Solicitation of a Minor. As part of the agreement, Dotson pled guilty-as-charged and received the maximum sentence....more


Detroit Heroin and Pill Dealer Convicted

Posted: 09/22/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions against a man from Detroit who was selling heroin and pills in Knoxville. Frazier Lee Savage, 43, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin and Alprazolam in a Drug Free Zone and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia....more


Defendant Convicted of Possessing Child Pornography Sent to Prison

Posted: 09/22/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a conviction against a clerk who used a computer in the Judicial Commissioner's office to email child pornography. Joshua Ryan Fettig, 22, pled guilty to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and received a sentence of eight years to serve at one hundred percent. ...more


Woman Convicted of Selling her Prescription Pills

Posted: 09/20/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained a conviction against a woman for selling her prescription pills. Mary Lynn Cansler, 45, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Oxycodone. ...more


Heroin Dealer Convicted in Overdose Death

Posted: 09/16/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions today against a man whose heroin dealing resulted in the death of a twenty-four-year-old victim. Paxton Levont Everett, 23, was convicted of Facilitation of Second Degree Murder and Sale of Heroin. Under the terms of the agreement, Everett was sentenced to serve eleven years in prison....more


Gang Member Convicted of Two Home Invasions Against the Same Victim Earns Twenty-One Year Sentence

Posted: 09/15/2016

A Crips gang member who committed two home invasions in 2014 against the same victim at two separate residences was sent to prison for twenty-one years after being convicted by prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. In a July trial, Kenneth Demarcus Williams, 27, was convicted of Aggravated Burglary, Facilitation of Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. ...more


Heroin Conspiracy Ringleader Sentenced to Twenty-Three Years

Posted: 09/15/2016

The ringleader of a drug trafficking organization was sentenced to serve twenty-three years in prison today after being convicted by prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit. In an August trial, Waynard Quartez Winbush, 30, was convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin in a Drug Free School Zone, Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Oxymorphone in a Drug Free School Zone, Possession with Intent to Sell Oxycodone in a Drug Free Park Zone, and Possession with Intent to Sell Oxymorphone in a Drug Free Park Zone. ...more


Pill Dealer Sentenced to Twelve Years without Parole

Posted: 09/15/2016

A repeat offender was sentenced to twelve years without the possibility of parole after being convicted by prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit. In a June trial, Calvin Lyndell Dibrell, 52, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Alprazolam in a Drug Free School Zone....more


Drunk Driver Convicted of Son's Death

Posted: 09/14/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained multiple convictions today against a drunk driver who killed his son and critically injured his nephew. Steven Dare Steelman, Jr., 35, was convicted of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Driving Under the Influence Third Offense, Driving on a Revoked License, and Failure to Provide Evidence of Financial Responsibility. ...more


Felon Receives a Total of 100 Years after Shooting at Officer

Posted: 09/12/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained multiple convictions against a convicted felon who shot Knoxville Police Department Officer James Wilson in his ballistics vest. Matthew Lee Pryor, 31, was convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Pryor received a fifty-year sentence that must be served consecutive to another fifty-year sentence imposed for shooting at federal agents in Florida....more


Drug Dealer Convicted in Overdose Death

Posted: 09/09/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained multiple convictions against a drug dealer for her role in the overdose death of a forty-nine-year-old victim. Dollie Renee Cox, 33, was convicted of Facilitation of Second Degree Murder along with heroin and methamphetamine distribution offenses. As a result of her plea, Cox received a sentence of twenty years in prison....more


Career Criminal Nets Ten More Convictions

Posted: 08/30/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained seven felony and three misdemeanor convictions against a career offender who already had nine prior felonies. Glenn Lavester Golden, 49, was convicted of five counts of Aggravated Robbery, one count of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, one count of Burglary, and three counts of misdemeanor Theft. ...more


Skyline Piru Gang Member Sentenced to Seventy-Two Years for Heroin Distribution

Posted: 08/26/2016

A member of the Skyline Piru street gang was sentenced today to seventy-two years in prison for his role in a heroin distribution enterprise following a trial by prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. Antonio Smith, 45, was convicted in a June trial of two counts of Sale and Delivery of Heroin in a Drug Free Zone...more


Gang Member Convicted of Robbing an Elderly Man

Posted: 08/24/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction against a member of the Crips street gang who robbed a seventy-nine-year-old man. Dennis Christopher Lowery, 35, was convicted of Robbery and Theft over $10,000....more


Man Convicted of Murdering His Grandmother

Posted: 08/23/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction against a man who slit the throat of his eighty-four-year-old grandmother. After only thirty minutes of deliberation, a Knox County jury found William Grant Morgan, 34, guilty of First Degree Murder and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Upon conviction, Judge Scott Green sentenced Morgan to life in prison....more


Heroin Conspiracy Ringleader Convicted

Posted: 08/16/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions today against a drug dealer from Detroit, Michigan, who led a group of conspirators that brought kilos of heroin and thousands of prescription pills to the streets of Knoxville. Waynard Quartez Winbush, 30, was convicted of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin in a Drug Free School Zone, Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Sell and Deliver Oxymorphone in a Drug Free School Zone, Possession with Intent to Sell Oxycodone in a Drug Free Park Zone, and Possession with Intent to Sell Oxymorphone in a Drug Free Park Zone. ...more


Gang Member Convicted of Two Home Invasions Against the Same Victim

Posted: 07/27/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions today against a Crips gang member following two home invasions in 2014 committed against the same victim at two separate residences. Kenneth Demarcus Williams, 27, was convicted of Aggravated Burglary, Facilitation of Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm....more


Career Criminal Earns Seventeenth Felony Conviction

Posted: 07/19/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction today against a man who has sixteen prior felony convictions. Terry Huck Trammell, 43, was convicted by a jury of Burglary and Theft. Because Trammell is classified as a Career Offender, the only possible sentence is the maximum for a Class D felony, twelve years in prison....more


Child Rapist Receives Twenty-Five Year Sentence

Posted: 07/18/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a conviction today against a man who repeatedly sexually abused his stepdaughter starting when the child was six years old. Kaleny Tihpen, 42, was convicted of Rape of a Child and received a sentence of twenty-five years to serve without the possibility of parole....more


Man Sentenced to Twenty Years after Raping a Drugged Sixteen-Year-Old

Posted: 07/08/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a twenty-year-sentence against a man who gave a sixteen-year-old girl prescription pills then raped her. Buford E. Trammell, 55, was sentenced by Judge Steve Sword today after he was convicted by a jury of multiple counts of Rape, Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure, Solicitation of a Minor, and Casual Exchange with a Minor....more


Career Offender Convicted of Stealing a Truck

Posted: 07/07/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction against a defendant with nine prior felony convictions who stole a pickup truck. Tommy Lee Houser, Jr., 46, was convicted of Theft over $1000. ...more


Career Offender Convicted of Theft

Posted: 06/30/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction against a thief with eleven prior felony convictions. Charles Preston Keesee, 43, was convicted of Theft over $1000. ...more


Skyline Piru Gang Member Convicted of Heroin Distribution

Posted: 06/29/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions today against a member of the Skyline Piru street gang and his co-defendant for their roles in a heroin distribution enterprise. Antonio Smith, 45, and Heather Montgomery, 34, were convicted of two counts each of Sale and Delivery of Heroin in a Drug Free Zone....more


Driver Convicted of DUI after Falling Asleep in Street

Posted: 06/29/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a conviction against a drunk driver who passed out in his vehicle while in the middle of the street. Rex Allen Hutchison, 58, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence. ...more


Bloods Gang Member Convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder

Posted: 06/24/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions today against a member of the Bloods street gang. Following a three-day trial, Nathan Garfield Flemming, IV, 23, was convicted of two counts each of Attempted First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Carjacking, and four counts of Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony....more


Defendant Convicted in Home Invasion Burglary

Posted: 06/23/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained a conviction today following a home invasion burglary in Fountain City. After a two-day trial, Justin Patrick Kiser, 20, was convicted of Facilitation of Aggravated Burglary and Theft. ...more


DUI Career Offender Convicted at Trial

Posted: 06/21/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a conviction today against a career offender with six prior DUI convictions. Following a two-day trial, John Palladin Gibson, 43, was convicted of his seventh offense of Driving Under the Influence. ...more


Defendant Convicted after Stealing an Ambulance

Posted: 06/09/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained a conviction against a man who stole a Rural Metro ambulance. Christopher Todd Ford, 31, was convicted of Theft over $60,000. ...more


Multi-Convicted Felon Found Guilty of Theft

Posted: 06/08/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction today against a multi-convicted felon for stealing audio equipment. Billy Vincent Burke, 54, was convicted by a Knox County jury of Theft over $500. ...more


Repeat Offender Convicted in Pill Distribution Case

Posted: 06/08/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions today against a man for selling various types of prescription pills. Calvin Lyndell Dibrell, 52, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Alprazolam in a Drug Free School Zone....more


Street Fight Stabbing Leads to Conviction

Posted: 06/07/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions today against a woman in the Rollin 20s Crips gang who stabbed a man in the back with a kitchen knife during a street fight. Briasha Marie Williams, 21, was convicted of two counts of Reckless Aggravated Assault....more


Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to Twenty-Three Years

Posted: 06/07/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions today against a man charged in multiple cases of methamphetamine dealing. In a plea agreement announced before Judge Scott Green, Jason Wayne Seabolt, 36, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell Methamphetamine in a Drug Free School Zone, Possession with Intent to Sell Methamphetamine, and several misdemeanor offenses. Under the terms of the agreement, Seabolt must serve twenty-three years in prison with the first fifteen years to be served without the possibility of parole....more


Cocaine Dealer, Gang Member Nets Twenty-Year Sentence

Posted: 06/07/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions today against a drug dealer who is also a member of the Bloods criminal street gang. In a plea agreement announced before Judge Bob McGee, Edward Anthony Wilson, 36, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Sell Heroin, and Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana. Under the terms of the agreement, Wilson must serve twenty years in prison....more


Crips Gang Member Convicted of Attempted Murder

Posted: 06/03/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions today against a Crips gang member who attempted to kill a driver during a carjacking. Demetris Ross Grimes, 27, was convicted of eighteen counts including multiple counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Attempted Carjacking, Attempted Especially Aggravated Robbery, and Assault. ...more


Blood Gang Member Convicted of Undercover Cocaine Sale

Posted: 05/26/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction today against a man who sold cocaine to a Knoxville Police Department informant. Rashan Lateef Jordan, 35, was convicted of Sale and Delivery of Cocaine over .5 Grams in a Drug Free Childcare Zone. ...more


Child Pornographer Receives Maximum Sentence after Secretly Recording Undressed Minor

Posted: 05/26/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained the maximum sentence today against a man who secretly video-recorded a twelve-year-old girl before she got into the shower. In a trial last March, Ruben Sanchez Montiel, 31, was convicted of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. At a sentencing hearing today before Judge Steve Sword, prosecutors argued that Montiel should receive the maximum sentence. Judge Sword agreed and sentenced Montiel to twelve years in prison....more


Defendant Sentenced to Seventeen Years for Violent Kidnapping and Assault

Posted: 05/26/2016

A Knox County man who was found guilty following a violent beating in 2012 was sentenced today to serve seventeen years in prison. In a January trial, prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault against Nehad Sobhi Abdelnabi, 52....more


Career Offender Convicted of Burglarizing Wal-Mart Again

Posted: 05/26/2016

For the second time in one month, prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction against a multi-convicted felon who burglarized Wal-Mart. Nikia Tnaha Bowens, 40, was convicted of Burglary and Theft. Bowens was convicted by a jury last month for another Burglary at a different Wal-Mart. ...more


Aryan Nation Gang Member Convicted of Burglarizing Wal-Mart

Posted: 05/24/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained Burglary and Theft convictions against Aryan Nation gang member Jason K. Ivey, 43, after he unlawfully entered Wal-Mart and stole merchandise. Judge Steve Sword set the case for sentencing on June 30....more


Murderer Sent to Prison for Forty Years

Posted: 05/20/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction today for Second Degree Murder against Ty-Ray Earl Webb, 26, a man who shot his brother-in-law following an argument at a birthday party. Under the terms of the agreement, Webb will serve forty years in the Tennessee Department of Correction....more


Underwater Assault Leads to Conviction

Posted: 05/05/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained a conviction against Deaton Joseph Myers, 21, for Assault by Extremely Offensive or Provocative Contact. At trial, Assistant District Attorney Randall Kilby explained to the jury that on February 7, 2014, Myers assaulted a fifteen-year-old boy in the pool of the Days Inn at 5335 Central Avenue Pike. ...more


Grandfather Convicted of Possessing Child Pornography

Posted: 05/04/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a conviction against Howard Finnis Melton, Jr., 68, for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. After deliberating for less than ten minutes, the jury returned their verdict, and Judge Bob McGee ordered Melton into custody....more


Thief Convicted of Stealing Wheel Rims

Posted: 05/03/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's office obtained a conviction against a man who stole wheel rims worth $1200 from a local business. Following a two-day trial, Esean Allen Phillips, 27, was convicted of Theft over $1000. After the jury returned their verdict, Judge Bob McGee set the case for sentencing on June 20....more


Governor Haslam Signs DA Allen's School Bus Safety Proposal into Law

Posted: 04/29/2016

District Attorney General Charme P. Allen is pleased to announce that Governor Haslam has signed into law her proposal to strengthen state laws prohibiting the use of electronic devices by school bus drivers. General Allen worked closely with bill sponsors Senator Becky Duncan Massey and Representative Eddie Smith over the past several months to ensure its passage before the General Assembly....more


Impaired Driver Convicted at Trial

Posted: 04/28/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a conviction against an impaired driver who was about to merge onto Interstate 40 late at night without headlights. Despite refusing field sobriety tests or blood alcohol tests, John Watson Helvey, 47, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence. After the jury returned their verdict, Judge Bob McGee set the case for sentencing on June 9....more


Career Offender Convicted of Burglarizing Wal-Mart

Posted: 04/28/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction against a multi-convicted felon who burglarized Wal-Mart. Following a two-day trial, Nikia Tnaha Bowens, 40, was convicted of Burglary and Theft. After the jury returned their verdict, Judge Steve Sword set the case for sentencing on June 23....more


Repeat Drunk Driver Receives Maximum Sentence

Posted: 04/22/2016

A repeat drunk driver was sentenced to the maximum sentence allowable under state law after DUI prosecutors in General Charme Allen's office obtained a conviction following a February trial in a case against a man who crashed his vehicle into a parked car while intoxicated. Jeremy Ledyard Nathan, 37, was sentenced to serve eleven months and twenty-nine days in jail for Driving Under the Influence Third Offense....more


Arsonist Convicted of Starting Fire for Insurance Claim

Posted: 04/22/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's White Collar Unit obtained a conviction today against a man who set fire to his home in order to collect on a fraudulent insurance claim. Reuben Eugene Mitchell, 46, was convicted by a jury of Arson and False or Fraudulent Insurance Claims over $10,000....more


Man Convicted of Raping Sixteen-Year-Old after Giving Her Drugs

Posted: 04/13/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions against a man who gave a sixteen-year-old girl prescription pills then raped her. Following a two-day trial, Buford E. Trammell, 55, was convicted of multiple counts of Rape, Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure, Solicitation of a Minor, and Casual Exchange with a Minor. ...more


Club Dejavu Closed as Public Nuisance

Posted: 04/08/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit and investigators with KPD's Organized Crime Unit closed a local nightclub under the state nuisance law. Club Dejavu, located at 2619 Chapman Highway, was closed by order of Judge Steve Sword based on gang activity, shootings, and extremely violent behavior occurring at the club....more


Gang Member Convicted of Human Trafficking

Posted: 04/07/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained a conviction against a Gangster Disciple gang member for human trafficking. Roger Ernest McClain, Jr., 26, was convicted of Trafficking for Commercial Sex. Under the terms of the plea agreement, McClain was sentenced to ten years in prison. ...more


Career Criminal with Fifteen Prior Felonies Convicted Again

Posted: 04/06/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a conviction today against a man who has fifteen prior felony convictions. Terry Huck Trammell, 43, was convicted by a jury of Theft. Because Trammell is classified as a Career Offender, the only possible sentence is the maximum for a Class D felony, twelve years in prison....more


Multi-Convicted Robber Receives Thirty-Year Sentence

Posted: 04/04/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions for multiple robberies against a career criminal who was on parole for multiple robberies out of Davidson and Sumner Counties. Timothy W. Kelly, 42, was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Robbery, Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and Evading Arrest. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Kelly will serve thirty years in prison without the possibility of parole. ...more


Aryan Nation Gang Member Sent to Prison on Gun Charge

Posted: 04/04/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions today against a member of the Aryan Nation for firearm and property offenses. Tyler Michael Higginbotham, 24, was convicted of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Burglary, and two counts of Theft. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Higginbotham's sentence was enhanced because of his gang membership, and he will serve sixteen years in prison....more


Child Molester Pleads to Twelve-Year Sentence

Posted: 03/31/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained convictions today against a man who molested an eleven-year-old child. William Edward Varnado, 46, pled guilty to two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, and Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure. Varnado received a sentence of twelve years to serve in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Career Offender Convicted of Theft from Local Church

Posted: 03/29/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's office obtained convictions today against a career criminal with eight prior felony convictions who stole from a local church. Walter Keith Isbell, 50, was convicted by a jury of two counts of felony Theft. Upon conviction, Judge Scott Green revoked Isbell's bond and ordered him into custody....more


Bus Driver Convicted after Leaving Special Needs Student on Bus for Hours

Posted: 03/24/2016

A bus driver was convicted by prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit after she left a special needs student alone on her bus for nearly five hours. A jury spent less than an hour deliberating before finding Ginger Lee Doane, 41, guilty of Reckless Endangerment. Judge Steve Sword set the case for sentencing on May 5....more


Fight with Officers Leads to Resisting Arrest and Assault Convictions

Posted: 03/23/2016

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme Allen's office obtained convictions today against a man who fought with officers who were attempting to arrest him. Ernesto Delgadilo Rodriguez, 32, was convicted by a jury of Resisting Arrest and Assault. Judge Bob McGee set the case for sentencing on April 28....more


Child Molester Sentenced to Sixteen Years

Posted: 03/21/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a conviction today against a man who sexually abused a nine-year-old child. Rodney Dewayne Kitts, 44, pled guilty to Aggravated Sexual Battery and received a sentence of sixteen years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Homeless Man Convicted in Triple Homicide

Posted: 03/10/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions today against a man who killed three people in a Knoxville homeless camp. Joshua H. Cool, 30, was convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder and one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide following a four-day trial. Upon return of the jury verdict, Judge Scott Green sentenced Cool to an automatic life sentence for each First Degree Murder count....more


Defendant Convicted of Secretly Recording Undressed Minor

Posted: 03/09/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a conviction today after a man secretly video-recorded a twelve-year-old girl before she got into the shower. Ruben Sanchez Montiel, 31, was convicted of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor....more


East Side Blood Gang Member Sentenced to Forty Years

Posted: 03/04/2016

A gang member with six prior felony convictions, including a conviction for shooting at a police officer, was sentenced to forty years in prison without the possibility of parole after prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained a felony cocaine conviction against him....more


Vice Lords Gang Member Sentenced to a Total of Forty Years in Prison

Posted: 03/03/2016

Knox County gang member was sentenced to a total of forty years in prison today after being prosecuted by members of DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. In a trial last month, Ronald James Turner, 19, was convicted of three counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, three counts of Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm....more


Child Pornographer Sent to Prison

Posted: 03/03/2016

A Knox County man who distributed and possessed thousands of images of child pornography was sent to prison today after prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions for various child pornography charges. Derrick Glenn Johnson, 29, pled guilty to Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and two counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Johnson will spend the next sixteen years in prison at one hundred percent....more


Felon Convicted of Fighting with Officer and Trying to Use the Officer's Gun

Posted: 03/02/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Division obtained a conviction against a convicted felon who fought with a police officer and tried to take the officer's gun. Following a two-day trial, Teros Anderson Sweeney, 41, was convicted of Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Impersonation. ...more


Impaired Driver Convicted of Second Vehicular Assault

Posted: 03/02/2016

For the second time, prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit convicted Jason Cleve Watts, 36, of Vehicular Assault after his impaired driving seriously injured another motorist. In a plea hearing today, Watts received a sentence of eight-years in prison stacked on top of a four-year sentence for a 2010 Vehicular Assault conviction. ...more


Another Drunk Driver Convicted at Trial

Posted: 03/01/2016

District Attorney Charme Allen's DUI Unit prevailed at trial again this week against a driver so intoxicated that he had to pull his vehicle over to the side of the road before he became ill. Jeffrey Douglas Gwinn, 32, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence First Offense. ...more


First-Time Drunk Driver Ordered into Custody upon Conviction

Posted: 02/24/2016

Coming one day after a DUI trial conviction in a separate case, prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained another conviction against a drunk driver. Anthony Moulden, 60, was convicted by a jury of Driving Under the Influence First Offense. Judge Steve Sword revoked Moulden's bond and ordered him into custody following the conviction....more


Repeat Drunk Driver Convicted by Jury

Posted: 02/24/2016

DUI prosecutors in General Charme Allen's office obtained a conviction yesterday in a case against a man who crashed his vehicle into a parked car while intoxicated. A Knox County jury convicted Jeremy Ledyard Nathan, 37, of Driving Under the Influence Third Offense....more


Nightclub Shooter Sentenced to Thirty Years in Prison

Posted: 02/23/2016

Convicted felon and known drug dealer Marquail Anthony Patterson, 36, was sentenced today to serve thirty years in prison at one hundred percent for multiple convictions following a five-day trial in July prosecuted by DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. ...more


Vice Lords Gang Member Convicted of Attempted Murder of Three Victims Including a Three-Year-Old

Posted: 02/17/2016

Another gang member was convicted this week after being prosecuted by members of DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. Ronald James Turner, 19, was convicted of three counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder, three counts of Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and three counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. ...more


Gangster Disciple Convicted of Gun Charge

Posted: 02/16/2016

A Knox County gang member was convicted today of firearm and evading arrest charges after being prosecuted by members of DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. Julian Isiah Jackson, 26, was convicted by a jury of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Violent Felon and Evading Arrest. Jackson was also found to be a member for the Gangster Disciple criminal street gang. ...more


Murder Defendant Convicted and Sentence to Life without Parole

Posted: 02/16/2016

A Knox County jury found a defendant guilty-as-charged following a week-long trial prosecuted by DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit. Jeffery Willard Wooten, 51, was convicted of First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Burglary, Especially Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Attempted Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Carjacking, Evading Arrest, Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Aggravated Burglary, and Theft. ...more


Registered Sex Offender Convicted of Stealing Children's Clothes from Kohl's

Posted: 02/10/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit and White Collar Crimes Unit obtained a conviction today against a registered sex offender who was caught stealing children's clothing from Kohl's. August Edward Callis, 54, was convicted by a jury of Theft over $500 following a one-day trial. ...more


Jury Convicts Husband/Wife Duo in Downtown Beauty School Burglary Scheme

Posted: 02/05/2016

A Knox County jury convicted Casey Reed and Samantha Harris today of carrying out a clandestine burglary scheme targeting a downtown beauty school.  Nate Ogle, a prosecutor in District Attorney Charme Allen’s Criminal Court Unit, presented evidence during the trial that led to the convictions of burglary and theft....more


Career DUI Offender Convicted of Felony DUI

Posted: 02/03/2016

DA Charme Allen’s DUI Unit secured a conviction against Pascasio Martinez, 50, for Driving Under the Influence 4th or Subsequent Offense. At trial, Assistant District Attorneys Joe Welker & Heather Good explained to the jury that at 3am on August 9, 2014, Martinez drove on Chapman Highway into Downtown Knoxville without using his headlights. KPD Officers Cardin and Mays stopped Martinez's vehicle and noted Martinez exhibited clear signs of intoxication. Martinez failed field sobriety tests and admitted drinking at a local bar prior to driving....more


Violent Kidnapping and Assault Lead to Convictions

Posted: 01/28/2016

A Knox County jury found Nehad Sobhi Abdelnabi, 52, guilty following a violent beating in 2012. Abdelnabi was convicted of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault. Judge Steve Sword revoked Abdelnabi’s bond and ordered him into custody upon conviction....more


East Side Blood Gang Member Convicted of Cocaine Charge

Posted: 01/27/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions against an East Side Blood gang member with six prior felony convictions. Following a two-day trial, James Greenlee Davis, Jr., 41, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine in a Drug Free Zone and Criminal Trespass. Judge Scott Green set the case for sentencing on March 4....more


Gang Member Convicted of First Degree Murder

Posted: 01/26/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction against a Chattanooga man identified as a member of the criminal street gang, the Black Crime Family. Following a three-day trial, Jamar Laquinn Frazier, 28, was convicted of First Degree Murder. After the jury returned their verdict, Judge Scott Green imposed a mandatory life sentence....more


Offender Convicted of Robbing Undercover Officer during Sting Operation

Posted: 01/13/2016

A Knox County jury found William Earl Clark, Jr., 23, guilty-as-charged following the armed robbery of an undercover officer during a drug sting operation. Clark was convicted of Aggravated Robbery, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone, and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. ...more


Drugged Driver Convicted, Taken into Custody

Posted: 01/13/2016

DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit secured convictions today against Chastity Oneal Lambdin, 25, for Driving Under the Influence and Violation of the Seatbelt Law. After the jury returned their verdict, Judge Steve Sword ordered that Lambdin be taken into custody....more


Sex Offender Convicted of Twenty-Four Sexual Assaults

Posted: 01/08/2016

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained twenty-four convictions today against Brian Derick Hickey, 53, for sexual assaults he committed against multiple children. Hickey must serve fifteen years in prison at one hundred percent after he pled guilty to thirteen counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, two counts of Attempted Rape of a Child, three counts of Rape, one count of Attempted Rape, and five counts of Incest....more


Defendant Pleads in Theft from Greek Orthodox Church

Posted: 01/08/2016

The District Attorney's Office White Collar Unit secured a conviction today against Constantine Dimitri Christodoulou, 48, for Theft over $60,000 stemming from an embezzlement scheme by Christodoulou when he served as treasurer for St. George Greek Orthodox Church. In a plea today in front of Judge Bob McGee, Christodoulou pled guilty and received a ten-year sentence. ...more


DUI First Offender to Serve Forty-Five Days

Posted: 01/08/2016

An intoxicated driver convicted of DUI First Offense was sentenced to serve forty-five days in custody, well above the forty-eight hour minimum sentence required by law. Judge Scott Green imposed the sentence after prosecutors in Charme Allen's DUI Unit convicted Richard Manley Floyd, 24, of Driving Under the Influence First Offense in an October jury trial....more


Woman Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder, Receives 20 Years

Posted: 12/15/2015

Prosecutors in Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction today for Second Degree Murder against Catalina Davila, 36, in the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Fox. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Davila must serve twenty years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. ...more


Detroit Native Convicted of Heroin Offense

Posted: 12/15/2015

A Detroit native was convicted by a jury of multiple drug offenses after only an hour of deliberation. Prosecutors in Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions against Darius Kavon Watkins, 23, for Facilitation of Possession with Intent to Sell Heroin, Facilitation of Possession with Intent to Sell Oxycodone, and Facilitation of Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana....more


Concerned Motorist Leads to DUI Conviction

Posted: 12/11/2015

An intoxicated driver was convicted of DUI after a concerned citizen who observed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road called 911. Prosecutors in Charme Allen's DUI Unit convicted Lakisha M. Johnson, 27, of Driving Under the Influence First Offense....more


Vice Lord Gang Member Convicted of Drug and Gun Charges

Posted: 12/10/2015

A member of the Vice Lord criminal street gang is facing a minimum of eighteen years in prison following multiple convictions obtained at trial today by prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. Assistant District Attorney TaKisha Fitzgerald secured convictions against Ronald James Turner, 19, for Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in a Drug Free Zone, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. ...more


Marijuana Grower Sentenced to Nineteen Years

Posted: 12/09/2015

A man convicted of growing 522 marijuana plants was sentenced today to serve nineteen years in prison. The sentence was imposed upon Travis Joe Braunm, 33, by Judge Scott Green after Felony Drug Unit prosecutor Sean McDermott argued that Braunm deserved an enhanced sentence based on the his prior criminal convictions including multiple felony convictions in multiple jurisdictions in Tennessee and North Carolina....more


Multi-Convicted Felon Sentenced to Fifty-One Years

Posted: 12/04/2015

A convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced to fifty-one years in prison after prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions for a violent attack. In a September jury trial, Assistant District Attorney TaKisha Fitzgerald secured convictions against Terry Lewis Vonner, 48, for Attempted Second Degree Murder, Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Reckless Endangerment....more


Murderer Found Guilty-as-Charged

Posted: 12/03/2015

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme P. Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions today for multiple crimes committed by Quinton Emmanuel Love, 31. After a four-day trial, the jury agreed with Assistant District Attorney Kevin Allen and found Love guilty-as-charged of First Degree Felony Murder, Especially Aggravated Burglary, Attempted Especially Aggravated Robbery, Employment of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. ...more


Ghost Employee Convicted and Ordered to Pay County $200,000

Posted: 10/29/2015

A former ghost employee of the Knox County Trustee's Office pled guilty-as-charged today and agreed to pay Knox County $200,000 in restitution for a scheme that defrauded taxpayers. Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's White Collar Unit convicted Ray Mike Mubarak, 56, of Theft over $60,000, a Class B Felony. ...more


Gang Rivalry Ends in First Degree Murder Conviction

Posted: 10/28/2015

An altercation between rival gangs left one person dead and the other convicted of First Degree Murder. Prosecutor TaKisha Fitzgerald obtained convictions today against Jabriel Airece Linzy, 19, for First Degree Felony Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony....more


Robbery Plot Ends in Felony Murder Conviction

Posted: 10/16/2015

The District Attorney's Office secured convictions today against Melvin Robert King, 24, the last of five co-defendants responsible for a robbery that turned into a homicide in June 2014. Following a five-day trial, King was convicted of First Degree Felony Murder, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Attempted Especially Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, Reckless Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Animal Cruelty. ...more


Impaired Driver Convicted in Death of Passenger

Posted: 10/16/2015

Prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a conviction today for a crash in which the passenger of the impaired driver lost his life. Joyce Darlene Scott, 50, pled guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and was sentenced to serve eighteen years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. Scott had two prior convictions for DUI at the time of the crash....more


Drug Dealer Convicted in Overdose Death

Posted: 10/05/2015

A man was convicted today for dealing prescription pain pills and for an overdose death caused by his drug dealing. Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions for Sale of Schedule II Oxymorphone and Reckless Homicide committed by Michael Dewayne Carter, 51. ...more


Attempted Murderer Sentenced to Sixty-Eight Years

Posted: 10/01/2015

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme P. Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a sixty-eight year sentence for multiple crimes committed by Joshua Martez Williams, 21. In a sentencing order filed today, Judge Bob McGee agreed with prosecutor TaKisha Fitzgerald that Williams deserved an enhanced sentence....more


Gang Members Convicted in Deadly Shooting

Posted: 09/28/2015

Prosecutors in Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against four Crip gang members following a deadly shooting in Western Heights. ADA Phil Morton announced a resolution in the cases against Couron E'Drice Bennett, 19, Marcus Eugene Stanford, 22, Deauntay Shamar Tate, 24, and Robert Dwight Wade, 23. ...more


Multi-Convicted Felon Found Guilty of Growing 522 Marijuana Plants

Posted: 09/16/2015

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit secured convictions today against a multi-convicted felon for growing 522 marijuana plants. In a two-day trial, ADAs Sean McDermott and Hector Sanchez proved that Travis Joe Braunm, 33, manufactured marijuana at 1817 and 1823 Thompson Road in west Knox County....more


Trio Sentenced in Kidnapping, Robbery of Elderly Woman

Posted: 09/11/2015

Three defendants were sentenced to serve over sixty years in prison after the Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated a jury verdict that was originally overturned by a local judge. At a three-day trial in October 2011, Assistant District Attorney Kevin Allen obtained jury verdicts for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Burglary against co-defendants Larry Jereller Alston, Kris Theotis Young, and Joshua Edward Webb....more


District Attorney and Criminal Court Clerk Announce Creation of Expungement Court

Posted: 09/10/2015

Beginning September 14, citizens seeking expungement of criminal records will be able to obtain assistance at the Knox County Expungement Court, a joint effort between District Attorney General Charme P. Allen and Criminal Court Clerk Mike Hammond. ...more


Repeat Offender Convicted in Violent Attack

Posted: 09/09/2015

A Knox County jury took less than an hour to reject a claim of self-defense and convict Ricky Ronald Thompson, 44, of Aggravated Assault following an altercation that left the victim with four metal plates in his face. Because the defendant has ten prior felony convictions, the State will ask that Thompson serve the maximum sentence of 12 years in prison....more


Man Convicted in Bar Fight Aggravated Assault

Posted: 08/05/2015

A Knox County man was convicted of Aggravated Assault after prosecutors with Charme Allen's Criminal Division presented proof to a jury about an assault committed by Hythm Hijer, 37, at Ray's ESG in March of 2013. Hijer now faces a separate sentencing hearing where Judge Scott Green will determine the appropriate sentence....more


Gangster Disciple Sent to Prison for Thirty Years

Posted: 07/31/2015

Prosecutors in Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained convictions today against a gang member and repeat cocaine dealer. Eric Eugene Pollock, 29, pled guilty to two separate cases of Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in a Drug Free School Zone, admitted that he is a member of the Gangster Disciples criminal gang, and received a sentence to serve thirty years in prison....more


Home-Invasion Shooter Sentenced to Seventy-Eight Years

Posted: 07/23/2015

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme P. Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a seventy-eight year sentence for multiple crimes committed by Brandon Deshawn Middlebrook, 26. In a sentencing order filed today, Judge Bob McGee agreed with prosecutor TaKisha Fitzgerald that Middlebrook deserved an enhanced sentence....more


Man Convicted of Producing Child Pornography Sentenced to Serve Nine Years

Posted: 07/23/2015

A man convicted of producing child pornography was sentenced to serve nine years in prison following a sentencing hearing held today. In April, child abuse prosecutors with District Attorney General Charme P. Allen's office secured a conviction in a case where Robert Alexander Grisham, 47, produced child pornography by secretly recording a minor in a state of undress before and after showering....more


Drunk Driver Convicted at Trial

Posted: 07/21/2015

District Attorney General Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a conviction today for Driving Under the Influence against Rebecca Mary Williams, 39. ADA Joe Welker presented testimony to the jury that on September 22, 2013, Williams was driving down Northshore Drive on a flat tire....more


Known Drug Dealer Convicted in Nightclub Shooting

Posted: 07/17/2015

Convicted felon and known drug dealer Marquail Anthony Patterson, 36, was convicted today following a five-day trial prosecuted by DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit. ...more


Armed Marijuana Dealer to Spend at Least Seven Years in Prison

Posted: 07/09/2015

Isiah Holloway, an armed marijuana dealer with a prior felony record, is off the streets tonight after criminal convictions obtained by District Attorney Charme P. Allen's Career Gang Unit. A jury convicted Holloway, 32, as-charged of seven crimes, including possessing marijuana in a school-zone with the intent to sell and possessing a firearm as a felon and during the commission of a dangerous felony....more


DA Secures Order for Trustee "Ghost Employee" Delbert Morgan to Pay Knox County $196,816.08 by October 1st

Posted: 07/02/2015

District Attorney Charme Allen announced today that Delbert E. Morgan, convicted as a "ghost employee" in the office of former Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe, has been ordered to pay restitution of $196,816.08 to Knox County before October 1st of this year....more


DUI Unit Enforces "No Refusal" Weekend for July 4th

Posted: 07/01/2015

Attorneys with Charme Allen's DUI Unit will be on hand this weekend to enforce a "No Refusal" Weekend as part of a nationwide Fourth of July DUI prevention campaign. Prosecutors will be on call to assist law enforcement in obtaining search warrants to draw blood from individuals arrested for DUI who have refused to consent to a blood draw to determine the amount of alcohol and/or drugs in their system....more


UPDATE: Mother Convicted of Neglect for Burned Toddler

Posted: 06/30/2015

A woman convicted of neglecting her two-year-old child was sentenced to fifteen years in prison today at a sentencing hearing in front of Judge Scott Green. Today's sentence followed the April jury trial conviction of Ashonti Sheeerice Glass for Aggravated Child Neglect. ...more


Baseball Bat Murderer Pleads Guilty-as-Charged

Posted: 06/30/2015

District Attorney General Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction today when Kenneth Wayne Smith, 23, pled guilty-as-charged to Second Degree Murder in the beating death of victim Jonathan Hackler. Smith received a sentence of fifteen years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Attempted Gun Ambush, Car Chase Sends Repeat Cocaine Dealer to Prison

Posted: 06/29/2015

Prosecutors with Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a twenty-three year sentence after defendant Edward Allen Carter, 35, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in a Drug Free School Zone and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. ...more


Road Rage Shooter Taken into Custody

Posted: 06/24/2015

Convicted shooter Rodney Lee Scott, 63, was taken into custody today upon being sentenced for convictions obtained by prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit for a road rage incident that occurred on December 16, 2013. ...more


Drugged Driver Convicted by Jury

Posted: 06/24/2015

DUI prosecutors in General Charme Allen's office obtained a conviction yesterday in a case against a man who crashed his vehicle after leaving a local pain clinic. A Knox County jury convicted Kenneth Wayne Kimsey, 49, of Driving Under the Influence First Offense....more


Cocaine Dealer Heads to Prison

Posted: 06/23/2015

A repeat cocaine dealer was sent to prison by prosecutors in Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit. James Michael Young, 37, was taken into custody to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of Sale of Cocaine with three of those sales occurring in a Drug Free Zone....more


Jury Convicts Repeat DUI Offender

Posted: 06/12/2015

Prosecutors with Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a conviction yesterday when a Knox County jury found a repeat drunk driver guilty. Prosecutor Greg Eshbaugh tried the case against Benjamin Johnston who was convicted of Driving Under the Influence, Second Offense, Driving on a Revoked License, Implied Consent Violation, Failure to Maintain his Lane, and Open Container....more


District Attorney Charme Allen in Nashville as Victim Life Photo Bill Becomes Law

Posted: 06/10/2015

District Attorney General Charme Allen was with Governor Bill Haslam today in Nashville as he signed the Victim Life Photo Bill into law. The signing ceremony was the culmination of a yearlong effort by victims' families, General Allen, and other elected DAs from across the state. ...more


Tennessee DAs Work to Make Criminal Justice System as Effective and Fair as Possible

Posted: 06/09/2015

Tennessee District Attorneys are announcing today their statewide initiative to make Tennessee's criminal justice system as effective and fair as possible for every citizen. ...more


Another Detroit Heroin Dealer Sent to Prison

Posted: 06/04/2015

Yet another Detroit heroin dealer was sent to prison today due to the work of Charme Allen's Felony Drug Unit. Detroit native Khari Keyatou Jones, 38, pled guilty to four counts of Sale of Heroin in a Drug Free Zone in a case prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ken Irvine....more


Repeat DUI Offender BAC Twice the Legal Limit

Posted: 05/26/2015

A repeat drunk driver was convicted by a Knox County jury after he crashed his vehicle while driving with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit. The jury deliberated for forty-five minutes before finding Jonathan Daniel Williamson, 31, guilty-as-charged of Second Offense Driving Under the Influence....more


Detroit Heroin Conspirators Sentenced to over a Century

Posted: 05/26/2015

Criminals who conspired to bring multiple kilos of heroin to our community have been sentenced to over one hundred years for the roles they played in a pipeline that brought the dangerous drug from Detroit to Knoxville. Prosecutor Sean McDermott with DA Charme P. Allen's Felony Drug Unit secured convictions last week for conspirators Eddie Ross Taylor, 32, Christopher Jackson, 35, and Jessica Lynn McCarver, 23. ...more


Defendant Convicted of Sixty-Two Home Burglaries Heads to Prison

Posted: 05/18/2015

Defendant Paris James Long, 36, is headed to prison for the next thirty years after prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained seventy-seven convictions based on sixty-two separate home-invasion burglaries....more


Man Convicted of Murdering Mother of Four in Drive-By Shooting with AK-47

Posted: 05/15/2015

After firing over 30 rounds from an AK-47 and murdering Uniqua Brown-a mother of four, including twin girls who were days old at the time-Lavonte Simmons will spend the rest of his life in prison....more


"Stolen" Vehicle Results in False Report Conviction

Posted: 05/06/2015

A Knox County jury convicted Mohammad Nuri of False Report after he lied to KPD officers about a "stolen" vehicle. ...more


Man Convicted after Pulling Gun on Officers

Posted: 05/06/2015

A Knox County jury found Rufus Tilden Franklin, Jr., guilty-as-charged of multiple counts of Aggravated Assault after prosecutors with District Attorney General Charme P. Allen's office presented evidence that Franklin pulled a hunting rifle on Knoxville Police Department Officers....more


Road Rage Leads to Multiple Convictions

Posted: 05/06/2015

A road rage shooting led to multiple convictions tonight as prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit convicted Rodney Lee Scott, 61, following a three-day trial. ...more


Cold Case Solved by DNA Evidence

Posted: 05/01/2015

Prosecutors with Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions today for a cold case that was solved with the help of DNA evidence....more


Female Gang Member Convicted in Robbery Plot

Posted: 04/29/2015

Prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained an Aggravated Robbery conviction and Criminal Gang Enhancement yesterday for gang member Kaylecia Gabriel Woodard, 22....more


Man Convicted of Rape Receives Maximum Sentence

Posted: 04/24/2015

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme P. Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained the maximum sentence today for convicted rapist Lance Elliott Falcon. ...more


Repeat Cocaine Trafficker to Serve 27 Years in Prison

Posted: 4/23/2015

Prosecutors with DA Charme P. Allen's Felony Drug Unit obtained an enhanced sentence today in a case involving repeat cocaine dealer Jeffrey Stanley Mitchell....more


Father Convicted of Rape and Incest

Posted: 4/22/2015

Child Abuse Prosecutors with DA Charme Allen's office secured convictions this afternoon for Rape and Incest against William Cole....more


Search Warrant Leads to Cocaine Conviction

Posted: 4/21/2015

After only an hour of deliberation, a Knox County jury convicted Aaron Christopher Rogers, 24, of Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine, Simple Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia....more


Driver Convicted of DUI with Children in Vehicle

Posted: 4/21/2015

Tylyn R. Pass, 37, was convicted of DUI today after Assistant District Attorney General Joe Welker presented evidence of her drunk driving to a Knox County jury....more


Man Convicted of Producing Child Pornography

Posted: 4/16/2015

Child abuse prosecutors with District Attorney General Charme P. Allen’s office secured a conviction today in a case where Robert Alexander Grisham, 47, produced child pornography by secretly recording a minor in a state of undress before and after showering....more


Mother Convicted of Neglect for Burned Toddler

Posted: 4/1/2015

Prosecutors with DA Charme Allen’s Child Abuse Unit obtained a conviction today for Aggravated Child Neglect committed by defendant Ashonti Sheeerice Glass, 21....more


Defendant Convicted of Obstruction and Resisting Arrest

Posted: 3/27/2015

A jury agreed with prosecutors in DA Charme Allen’s Criminal Division and found William Charles Burgess, 52, guilty of Obstruction of Service of Process and Resisting Arrest....more


Vehicular Homicide Sends Drugged Driver To Prison

Posted: 3/26/2015

Prosecutors with District Attorney General Charme P. Allen’s DUI Unit obtained a conviction today for a vehicular homicide case where the driver was intoxicated by three types of prescription ...more


Vice Lords Gang Member Convicted by Jury

Posted: 3/25/2015

Another gang member is being sent to prison due to the hard work of the prosecutors in the newly-created Career Gang Unit....more


Jail-Time for Woman Who Posed as Doctor, Called-In Fake Scripts

Posted: 3/25/2015

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme P. Allen’s White Collar Unit are sending Honey M. Rice, 35, to jail after she posed as a doctor to obtain fraudulent prescriptions from multiple Knox County pharmacies....more


Former Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe Pleads Guilty-as-Charged

Posted: 3/12/2015

District Attorney Charme Allen announced today that the major target in the most significant public corruption case in Knox County history has entered a plea of guilty to theft of several hundred thousand dollars from Knox County....more


Employee Firing Leads to Assault Conviction

Posted: 3/9/2015

After deliberating for only twenty minutes, a Knox County jury convicted Jerry Lee Thomas, 40, of Assault following an altercation that occurred on August 29, 2012....more


Heroin Overdose Death Leads to Nuisance Closure

Posted: 3/9/2015

Upon a petition filed by District Attorney General Charme P. Allen, Judge Bob McGee has ordered authorities to close the residence at 1725 Beaumont Avenue under the state nuisance law....more


Murderer of Pregnant Woman and Unborn Fetus Sent to Prison for 68 Years

Posted: 3/6/2015

Prosecutors in the Office of District Attorney General Charme P. Allen have sent convicted murderer Brandon Scott Donaldson to prison for the next 68 years....more


Co-Defendants Convicted of Home-Invasion Shooting

Posted: 3/4/2015

Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme P. Allen’s Career Gang Unit have convicted another man of multiple criminal offenses stemming from a February 2014 home-invasion shooting in the Fort Sanders neighborhood....more


Heroin Conspirators Sentenced to Nearly 300 Years

Posted: 2/20/2015

Heroin traffickers caught in a criminal conspiracy that stretched from Chicago to Knox County and Sevier County were sentenced to nearly three hundred years between the eighteen co-conspirators convicted in this case....more


Man Convicted of Rape Ordered into Custody

Posted: 2/12/2015

Judge Scott Green ordered Lance Elliott Falcon, 38, into custody and revoked his bond after prosecutors obtained convictions for Rape, Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, and Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure....more


Dewey Burton Convicted in Child-Scalding Case

Posted: 2/4/2015

A Knox County jury convicted Dewey Burton, 35, of Aggravated Child Neglect following a two-day trial....more


Repeat Cocaine Dealer Sent to Prison

Posted: 1/30/2015

A Knoxville man will spend a total of thirty-four years in state prison after being found guilty of three separate incidents of cocaine trafficking, one including a firearm....more


Child Abuse Defendant Sent to Prison for 20 Years

Posted: 1/26/2015

On the morning he was set to go to trial, Marvin Karroll Hurst, Jr., 22, entered a guilty plea and accepted a twenty-year prison sentence....more


State Seeks Enhanced Penalty after Second Degree Murder Conviction

Posted: 1/16/2015

Brandon Scott Donaldson, 24, faces a minimum of eighteen years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections after a jury convicted him of multiple crimes. ...more


Repeat Cocaine Trafficker Convicted by Jury

Posted: 1/14/2015

A Knox County man faces a minimum of fifteen to twenty-five years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole after a jury convicted him of multiple sales of crack cocaine....more


Prescription Pill Dealer Sent to Prison

Posted: 11/24/2014

Defendant Virgil Leon Crawford pled guilty as charged Monday to two counts of Possession with Intent to Sell Oxycodone and one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. ...more


Convicted Child Rapist Sent to Prison for 50 Years

Posted: 11/14/2014

Convicted child rapist, Troy Love, 62, was sentenced to serve fifty years in the Tennessee Department of Correction without the possibility of parole. ...more


District Attorney Sends Repeat Cocaine Dealer to Prison

Posted: 11/10/2014

Defendant Jack Luis Chesney pled guilty as charged Monday to Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in a Drug Free Zone and was sent to prison for eight years....more


Deputy District Attorney Argues Case to Tennessee Supreme Court

Posted: 10/9/2014

Knox County Deputy District Attorney General Kyle Hixson argued today in Nashville before the Tennessee Supreme Court in support of the State's right to seize and forfeit property where the owner commits the crime of sexual exploitation of a minor....more


Heroin Conspiracy Dismantled

Posted: 10/8/2014

After an eight-day trial, a Knox County jury convicted Alfred Maron Williams, Eric Martel Abrams, Jamie Paul Click, and Carla Heather Arwood of twelve counts each of Conspiracy to Sell or Deliver Heroin Over 150 Grams in a Drug Free Zone....more


Co-Defendants Convicted for Minnesota Avenue Shooting

Posted: 9/5/2014

A Knox County jury has convicted two defendants involved in the attempted first degree murder of a Knoxville man last August.  Bendale Romero and Joshua Johnson were found guilty today for their involvement in the attempted murder, which occurred on August 10, 2013, on Minnesota Avenue....more


Jury Convicts Miguel Angel Ortiz-Rolon of Aggravated Robbery on September 3, 2014

Posted: 9/4/2014

A Knox County jury has convicted Miguel Angel Ortiz-Rolon of Aggravated Robbery. Ortiz-Rolon was arrested by officers with the Knoxville Police Department after he robbed an individual at the La Quinta Inn on North Peters Road on December 26, 2011. ...more


Jury Convicts Delbert Eugene Morgan of Theft

Posted: 8/29/2014

A Knox County jury found Delbert Eugene Morgan, 58, guilty as charged of Theft over $60,000.  Judge Steve Sword presided over the two-week trial.  Theft over $60,000 is a Class B Felony, which carries a range of punishment from eight to twelve years....more


Jury Convicts Stevie Michael Irwin of Rape of a Child

Posted: 8/27/2014

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a Knox County jury convicted Stevie Michael Irwin, 37, of two counts of Rape of a Child, two counts of Attempted Rape of a Child, one count of Aggravated Sexual Battery, and one count of Incest....more


District Attorney-Elect Announces Executive Staff

Posted: 8/20/2014

Charme P. Allen, District Attorney General-Elect for the Sixth Judicial District, is proud to announce her new Executive Staff....more


DA's Office and KPD Shutter Doors of Forty-Fifth Nuisance in Knoxville

Posted: 8/14/2014

On Thursday, August 14, 2014, Officers with the Knoxville Police Department Repeat Offender Squad and the District Attorney General’s Office closed 1501 Vermont Avenue under the state nuisance law....more


District Attorney's Office Nets First Degree Murder Conviction against James Keith Hudgins

Posted: 8/14/2014

On Friday, August 1, 2014, a Knox County jury convicted James Keith Hudgins, 48, of First Degree Murder and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony....more


Detroit-Based Heroin Distribution Ring Dismantled by KPD and DA's Office

Posted: 8/14/2014

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Officers with the Knoxville Police Department Repeat Offender Squad and the District Attorney General's Office closed Chalmers Grill and Night Club located at 513 North 17th Street under the state nuisance law....more


Jury Convicts Troy Love of Rape of a Child

Posted: 8/14/2014

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, a Knox County jury convicted Troy Lee Love, 61, of two counts of Rape of a Child and one count of Aggravated Sexual Battery. ...more


Another Step Forward in DA and Law Enforcement's Aim to Drain Crime Cesspools

Posted: 8/2/2014

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Officers with the Knoxville Police Department Repeat Offender Squad and the District Attorney General's Office closed "Bottoms Up Lounge" located at 3229 E. Magnolia Avenue under the state nuisance law....more


TBI's Most Wanted: Svante Ebinare Hinton

Posted: 8/2/2014

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, a Knox County jury convicted Svante Ebinare Hinton, 35, of Attempted Second Degree Murder and Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. ...more


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