Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Sheriff Jones Promotes Four
Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones promoted four officers on Thursday. In corrections, Stella Catlett was promoted to assistant chief jailer, Steve Bravo was promoted to captain, and Chuck McNew was promoted to lieutenant. Jon Underwood was promoted to sergeant on patrol.
Assistant Chief Jailer Catlett has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since July 1985. Captain Bravo has been with the KCSO since June 1999 . Lieutenant McNew has been with the KCSO since July 1991. Sergeant Underwood began his career at the KCSO in March 1998.
Assistant Chief Jailer Catlett and Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones
Captain Bravo and Sheriff Jones
Lt. McNew and Sheriff Jones
Sgt. Underwood and Sheriff Jones
Officer Steve Ballard Named KCSO's 2013 K-9 Officer of the Year
Officer Steve Ballard has been named the Knox County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer of the Year for 2013.
Officer Ballard and his K-9, Marco, are being honored for exemplary service in 2013. They were responsible for 40 narcotic searches, 17 narcotic finds, and 41 arrests last year. Officer Ballard was named K-9 Officer of the Month in March, October, and November 2013.
Officer Ballard has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since February 2002. He graduated with four-year-old Marco from the Knox County Canine Academy in May 2012.
Clinton Man Charged in Connection with West Knox School Bus Wreck
Keith Green, 44, of Clinton was charged in connection with a school bus wreck on Middlebrook Pike Tuesday afternoon. He is being held at the Knox County Detention Center with a $9,500 bond. He is charged with DUI, following another vehicle too closely, driving while privilege revoked, possession of drug paraphernalia, and there is also a hold on him for Anderson County for DUI.
Green has a criminal history in Knox County of passing bad checks and traffic violations.
Jeep Driver to be Charged in School Bus Wreck
The 44 year old man who was driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee that hit a school bus in West Knox County Tuesday afternoon will be charged with DUI-second offense, driving on a revoked license, and drug charges. He was transported to Parkwest Hospital after the 4 o’clock wreck where he was treated and released.
His name and bond will be released once he is formally charged.