Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
KCSO's 4th Annual Drug Prevention Car/Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet
Two Suspects Identified
Thanks to WATE, WBIR, and WVLT for running stories on helping identify the two young men who took selfies with a stolen phone. Viewers responded and identified the 18 year old and 19 year old to KCSO detectives. The two are part of the investigation into a break-in on May 10 at Willow Creek Auto Sales on Maynardville Highway. Detectives still need help in identifying the suspect who used a stolen credit card from the business at the Walmart in Halls. If you can identify him, please call the KCSO at 215-2244.
Do You Know Anything about This Puppy?
This little female puppy was found abandoned last week at a business on Clinton Highway. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Unit said the dog was found inside a cardboard box at the entrance to Lost Treasures at 7764 Clinton Highway. She is emaciated and suffering from a severe case of mange.
Dr. Kristi Lively at Village Veterinary Medical Care on Kingston Pike is treating the dog for free. She says it is a hound-collie mix. Anyone with information regarding this puppy is urged to contact the Knox County sheriff’s Office Family Crisis Unit at 865-215-6820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Dr. Lively holding puppy||Staff caring for puppy|
Suspect Turns Himself In
The suspect that the Knox County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for most of Thursday in West Knox County turned himself in at the Detention Facility Thursday night. Melvin Dunn, Jr., 45, is being held at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility under a $517,000 bond. He is charged with several counts of theft and burglary along with possession of burglary tools and evading arrest. More charges are pending as the KCSO works with the Knoxville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in East Tennessee.
Dunn is charged with burglarizing the McDonald’s at 7134 Oak Ridge Highway on May 15 and again on June 19; the McDonald’s at 10708 Hardin Valley Road on June 6 and July 10; and the McDonald’s at 9526 Northshore Drive but didn’t take anything. In all the burglaries, Dunn is accused of breaking into the safes and taking money.
The KCSO Special Investigative Unit and General Assignment Detectives had been looking for Dunn and attempted a traffic stop early Thursday morning on Pellissippi Parkway. Dunn and David Faubion were in the car and pulled over to the right shoulder of the road and then attempted to go around the KCSO vehicles by swerving into the center lane. Their car crashed into two KCSO vehicles. No one was hurt. Faubion was taken into custody, but Dunn fled into nearby woods. The KCSO helicopter and Marine Unit searched the area at Northshore and Toole’s Bend Road for most of the day.
Dunn has an extensive criminal history burglarizing businesses and restaurants in Knox County and other counties in East Tennessee and has served time in the penitentiary.
|Melvin Dunn, Jr.||David Faubion|