Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Sheriff Promotes Two in Civil Warrants
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates Sgt. David Thompson and Sgt. Amy Yarnell on their recent promotions. They were promoted from officers to sergeants in Civil Warrants this month. Sgt. Thompson has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since October 2004, and Sgt. Yarnell since June 2005.
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More Details in Stabbing Case
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continues to search for a white male suspect who stabbed a woman in her own backyard after he attempted to sexually assault her. The incident occurred Monday morning before 11 when the suspect approached the woman in the backyard of her Brown Gap Road and threatened her with a knife. According to the report, the victim will require significant treatment for her injury or injuries. She did not know her attacker. He is described as skinny, wearing dirty jeans and a dark hoodie, between 18 and 22 years old, and has scars on his face. Anyone with information is urged to call the KCSO at 215-2243.
Andrew Johnson Highway Fatality
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an East Knox County fatality this morning. According to the initial investigation, a silver Hyundai Accent was traveling toward Jefferson County on Andrew Johnson Highway when it struck a guardrail at the Asheville Highway split around 6:42 a.m. The vehicle then left the roadway, hit a culvert, flipped, and landed in the grass.
The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was transported by Rural Metro to UT Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Speed may have been a factor in the crash. It is unknown whether or not drugs and alcohol were factors. The name of the victim will be released after family has been notified.
Woman Stabbed in Backyard
The Major Crimes Unit of the Knox County Sheriff’s office is investigating an incident on Brown Gap Road where a woman in her backyard was approached by a man and stabbed shortly before 11 a.m. today. The woman was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The suspect fled the scene on foot. He is described as a white male, skinny, wearing a dark hoodie, dirty jeans with no belt, and scars or pock marks on his face. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the KCSO at 215-2243.