Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Capital Bank Armed Bank Robbery
The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man who robbed a bank this morning.
Law enforcement agencies responded to an armed bank robbery at the Capital Bank on Concord Road in Farragut around 9:32 a.m. According to the initial investigation, a masked man entered the bank, brandished a semi-automatic handgun, and demanded money from the bank employees. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect fled the scene.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’2”-6’5”, with a large build. He was wearing a dark facial covering, a dark knit cap, a dark jacket, dark pants, dark shoes, and thick, dark gloves at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knoxville FBI at (865) 544-0751 or the KCSO at (865) 215-2243. A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.
The robbery is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force composed of the FBI, the Knoxville Police Department, the KCSO, and KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit.
Man Convicted of Killing Son and Injuring Nephew in DUI-related Crash Sentenced
A Powell man convicted of killing his son and seriously injuring his nephew in a DUI-related November 2014 crash was sentenced today. 35-year-old Steven D. Steelman, Jr. of Powell was sentenced to 32 years in a Tennessee state prison. Through the efforts of the Knox County DA's Office and the Knox County Sheriff's Office's Crash Reconstruction Team, he was convicted last month of several counts, including aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, third offense DUI, and reckless endangerment.
Steelman has a criminal history in Knox County that includes possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession, vandalism, aggravated assault, theft, public intoxication, evading arrest, burglary, reckless endangerment, open container law, driving under the influence, theft by shoplifting, domestic assault, traffic offenses, and underage consumption.
KCSO Arrests Man for Attempted Second Degree Murder and Reckless Endangerment
A Knoxville man was arrested for attempted second degree murder and reckless endangerment this evening.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit took 38-year-old Mitchell Paul Conard into custody without incident at his home on Rouse Lane around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. Conard was charged with attempted second degree murder and reckless endangerment following an investigation by KCSO's Family Crisis Unit.
Conard has a criminal history in Knox County that includes public intoxication, resisting, evading arrest, traffic offenses, robbery, and aggravated assault. He will be held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a combined bond of $125,000.
TheKCSOFamily Crisis Unit investigates cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, animal abuse, and cyber investigations. The unit may be reached at (865) 215-6820 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, please call (865) 215-2243 for assistance.
KCSO Searching for Emory Road Rocky Top Market Robbery Suspect
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed a North Knox County business this morning. According to the initial investigation, a white male entered the Rocky Top Market, located at 308 East Emory Road around 4:17 a.m. on Wednesday. He implied he had a gun and demanded money. A Rocky Top employee produced a handgun when the demand was made and fired at the suspect, who got away and fled in an unknown vehicle. Officers do not believe the suspect was hit.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’11”-6’0”, 270-290 pounds, possibly in his 30s. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans, and white tennis shoes at the time of the robbery.
The description matches that of the suspect in Monday night’s robbery of the Dollar General on East Raccoon Valley Road. The attached photos were taken during the Dollar General robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO's Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.