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KCSO Drug Bust Yields Three Pounds of Methamphetamine and $78,000 in Cash

Tuesday, 03 March 2015

A narcotics investigation conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office yielded three pounds of methamphetamine and $78,000 in cash this morning. On Tuesday morning around 6:30, KCSO officers conducting a narcotics investigation attempted to initiate a traffic stop on 40-year-old Jamie Pieratt of Morristown on Asheville Highway. Pieratt refused to stop and fled westbound onto I-40. After a short pursuit, Pieratt stopped on I-40 West, east of Rutledge Pike. As an officer approached Pieratt, he put the vehicle back into motion and struck the officer. The officer fired two rounds at Pieratt, striking his vehicle. Pieratt fled again and exited onto Rutledge Pike. The vehicle was located abandoned behind a business located at 4539 Rutledge Pike, and Pieratt was found and arrested without incident shortly after the recovery of the vehicle at 4625 Rutledge Pike.

During the search of the vehicle, officers seized approximately three pounds of methamphetamine, $78,000 in cash, and a handgun. Pieratt was charged with sale and delivery of schedule II and possession of firearm during commission of a felony (with additional charges pending) and is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a combined bond of $28,000.

A mug shot is unavailable at this time.

 

 

West Knox County Crash Kills One

Saturday, 28 February 2015
One person is dead and three were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash this evening. According to the initial investigation, a black Porsche was traveling northbound on Campbell Station Road around 5:49 p.m. when the driver lost control while exiting a curve and struck a white Honda Accord traveling southbound. Witnesses said the driver of the Porsche had been traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Porsche, 56-year-old Juan Benn, Sr. of Knoxville, was pronounced dead on the scene by Rural Metro. The passenger in the Porsche, 13-year-old Juan Benn, Jr. of Knoxville, was transported to UT Medical Center by Rural Metro for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger in the Accord, 30-year-old Carrie Ann Ward of Knoxville and 29-year-old Casey Cooper of Caryville, were transported by Rural Metro to Parkwest Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Juan Benn, Sr. was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and it suspected that alcohol was a factor on his part. The other three involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

 

 

Here We Go Again!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is again on a snow plan, which means officers are only responding to life threatening incidents.  The back roads are still dangerous and drivers are urged to stay at home if possible.  In the event of a wreck without injury, KCSO asks that drivers exchange information.

 

 

Don't Get Out

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is on a snow plan, which means officers are responding to emergencies only.   Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones urges everyone to stay off the roads.  In the event of a wreck without injury, drivers should exchange information.

 

 

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