Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Danny's Market Armed Robbery
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday night gas station armed robbery. According to the initial investigation, a white male entered Danny’s Market, located at 1203 Andrew Johnson Highway, around 10:39 p.m. and approached a customer waiting to pay for her items at the cash register. He held a knife to her throat and demanded money from the register from the clerk. The clerk refused to give the suspect money and displayed his handgun, forcing the suspect to leave. He used the customer as a shield as he backed out of the store and fled on foot. A witness attempted to follow the suspect, but lost him at Clear Springs Road off Mascot Road.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 25-35-years-old, with a stocky build. He was wearing a grey long-sleeved t-shirt, light blue jeans, and kept his head covered at the time of the robbery. He was also wearing some type of face paint, possibly camouflage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO's Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.
Update on Earlier Story
Off duty KCSO Officer Kevin Potter was rescued by Rural Metro earlier today and did not require medical attention.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Rural Metro are at the scene of cave where an off duty deputy is being rescued. Kevin Potter and five others were exploring a cave at 9100 Draper Cemetery Road in North Knox County. The five got out, but Potter was unable because the rope got wet from rising water. He is stuck on a ledge and Rural Metro is working to get him out. A KCSO Captain on the scene said Potter is in no danger.
KCSO Arrests Remaining Two Suspects Following Today's Pursuit
Two suspects wanted for using a stolen credit card and then wrecking two vehicles are in custody. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Special Investigations Units took 33-year-old Stephanie Ruthanne Goin and 31-year-old Jerry Michael Delph into custody without incident today around 3:40 p.m. on Parkside Drive near Lovell Road.
The incident began shortly before 10 a.m. when officers responded to Country Inn and Suites at Campbell Station Road about three people renting two rooms with a stolen credit card. The officers discovered that the suspects had just left in a white Dodge Durango. They were able to locate the vehicle and tried to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle instead took off leading officers onto Outlet Drive and then onto Lovell Road. The suspect vehicle ran into another vehicle at Parkside Drive and then a landscaping truck before losing control and coming to a stop in nearby woods. Goin and Delph ran. 37 –year-old Daniel James Ancil, who stayed in the car, was taken into custody.
Charges against the three are pending. Ancil has a criminal history in Knox County that includes evading arrest, theft of property, and public intoxication. Goin has a criminal history in Knox County that includes driving without a license in possession. Delph has a criminal history in Knox County that includes simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, narcotics: manufacture, delivery, sale, or possession of a schedule I controlled substance, theft, theft by shoplifting, and multiple driving offenses.