Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Motorcycle Fatality Victim Identified
The man who was killed in a motorcycle wreck Tuesday morning has been identified. He is Wally Glenn Kitts, 47, of Meadow Brook Circle in Knoxville.
Motorcycle Fatality on Gray Road
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a motorcycle fatality at 4921 Gray Road. It was called in at 11:30 Tuesday morning. According to the initial investigation, it appears the driver of the Harley Davidson miscalculated a curve, locked up his brakes, and slid into a guard rail. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet, but not an approved one. He died on the scene. His name will be released when next of kin have been notified.
Stabbing Incident in West Knox County
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who stabbed one man and cut another early this morning in West Knox County. The incident took place shortly before 4 a.m. in the parking lot of Guest House Suites at 500 Lovell Road. A 34 year old male was stabbed in the neck by a man known as Michael. He is described as a white male, 5’8”, medium build; wearing a long sleeved blue t-shirt and tan shorts. He and a female driver fled the scene in a grey or silver Ford Taurus with possible windshield damage.
The victim was taken by Rural Metro to U.T. Medical Center. Another man on the scene was cut on the arm, but refused treatment. The victim was the only one staying at the hotel.
Anyone with information is asked to call KCSO at 215-2243.
Three Arrested at Meth House
A domestic matter at a South Knox County home led to the arrests of three people for making meth. Two Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies accompanied a woman to 3021 Old Maryville Pike Thursday afternoon around 4. Susan Thomas told officers she was afraid to go alone to her house to get her things because her son (David Richards) had threatened to kill her. When officers entered the house there was a strong odor of chemicals and they saw a cooking pot for methamphetamine. The KCSO Narcotics Unit investigated and found more meth making materials such as 70 empty pseudoephedrine blister packs, 100 lithium battery strips, and ammonia nitrate.
A records check through the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force showed that all three suspects had been buying multiple boxes of pseudoephedrine.
The two men and one woman were charged with the initiation and process of methamphetamine and promotion/manufacture of methamphetamine. David Richards, 38, who lists the house as his address, is being held on $75,000 bond. He has a criminal history in Knox County involving theft and traffic offenses. Fredrick Young, 29, of Knoxville is being held on a $60,000 bond. He also has a criminal history of one DUI and drug charges. Stacy Guinn, who is listed as homeless, is being held on a $60,000 bond. She has a previous charge for theft.
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