Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
South Knox Motorcycle Fatality
A Seymour man died after his motorcycle left the road and went down a 40 foot embankment Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at Sevierville Pike at John Norton shortly before 5:30. The driver of the Harley Davidson was wearing a helmet. Officers at the scene believe speed and possibly alcohol were factors in the wreck. The victim is identified as 55 year old Billy Garren. He was tranported to U.T. Medical Center where he later died.
Dead Dog not Connected to Previous Case
A dead dog found in a trash bag off Pedigo Road this morning is not connected to the two beheaded dogs found Wednesday in West Knox County. KCSO Animal Control responded to the scene at the intersection of Pedigo and Norris Freeway around 8 a.m. The investigation continues into the case of the two beheaded, skinned dogs found yesterday in West Knox County.
KCSO Investigating Decapitated Dogs
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Family Crisis Unit is investigating the case of two dead dogs that had been severely abused and were found off a West Knox County road Wednesday morning. Detectives were called to 1145 Jenkins Lane just off Canton Hollow Road before 10:00 o’clock. Two people driving by saw the dogs and called 911. The dogs had been decapitated and skinned. A necropsy will be performed. Investigators on the scene were unable to identify what breed the dogs were.
Anyone with information is asked to call the KCSO at 215-2243.
KCSO Officer Graduates from the FBI National Academy Program
An officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia on Friday. KCSO Captain Brent Gibson was one of 218 officers to graduate in the 260th session of the National Academy. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the program is internationally known for its academic excellence and “offers ten weeks of advanced communication, leadership, and fitness training for selected officers having proven records as professionals within their agencies. “
Captain Gibson has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since April 1999.