Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
KCSO Searching for Missing Man and Dog
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man and his dog who were last seen at their home on Friday morning. 87-year-old Bob Wilkerson was last seen leaving his home on Castlecomb Road in North Knox County around 10:00 a.m. to take his dog to Butler's Animal Clinic. They did not make it to the appointment.
Wilkerson is described as a white male, 5'10", 170 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what he was last seen wearing. He was driving a white Oldsmobile Silhouette bearing Tennessee license plate 018-KDN with a University of Tennessee plate on the front. The dog is small, white, and freshly-groomed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.
CORRECTION: Fatality on East Beaver Creek
A mistake was made yesterday when we reported the age of Jeremy T. Easterday. The correct date of birth is September 30, 1983.
East Beaver Creek Wreck Victims Identified
The man killed in a head-on collision late Tuesday afternoon on East Beaver Creek is identified as Jeremy Easterday, 20, of Knoxville. The woman who crossed over and struck him is Haley Browning, 20, also of Knoxville.
Fatality on East Beaver Creek
A head-on crash on East Beaver Creek near Central Avenue Pike late Tuesday afternoon killed one man and seriously injured a woman. The 20 year old female was driving a Pontiac Grand Am south on Beaver Creek when her car crossed over and struck a Mazda driven by a 20 year old male. Both were taken by ambulance to U.T. Medical Center where the male died and the female is in serious condition. Names will be released when next of kin have been notified. Charges are pending against the female. She was not wearing a seatbelt, but the male was. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team is investigating the 5:45 incident.