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KCSO Searching for Wendy's Armed Robber

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Detectives with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the person who robbed a West Knox County business Saturday night. According to the initial investigation, a masked person entered Wendy’s located at 2060 Castaic Lane just after 10:00 p.m. and robbed the business at gunpoint. The suspect fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of money. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as being approximately 5'6"-5'8" and 100-120 pounds, and wearing a dark hoodie, sunglasses, mask, baggy pants, and gloves at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCSO Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.

 

 

KCSO K9 Retires after Seven Years of Service

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office retired one of its K9s this month. Axel, a German Shepherd, was born in 2005 in the Czech Republic. He began working for the KCSO in February 2007, was certified by N.N.D.D.A. (National Narcotic Detector Dog Association in Patrol and Narcotics), and became a dual purpose patrol/narcotics dog. In 2010, he and his handler, Officer Jason Myers, were awarded K9 Team of the Year at the KCSO. They have been K-9 Team of the Month seven times. Axel placed third in the K9 Challenge in 2007 and finished second in 2013.

Axel will be spending the rest of his retirement with his handler, which is usually what happens when a K9 retires.

Axel’s career statistics are as follows:

TOTAL K-9 DEPLOYMENTS:  634

Arrests:  282

Apprehensions:  19

Tracks: 52

Area Searches:  92

Building Searches:  134

Alarm Calls: 105

Evidence Searches: 21 (recovered gun)

Crowd Control Deployments: 7

Used for Perimeter Security:  13

Vehicles Searches for Narcotics: 286

Buildings Searched for Narcotics:  5

Lockers Searched:  608

Luggage Searched:  150

Packages Searched:  12

Vehicle Seizures:  12

Money Seizures: $13,588

Weapons Seized:  2

 

DRUGS SEIZED

Marijuana:  1602 grams

Powder Cocaine:  25.7grams

Crack Cocaine:  112.85grams

Hash:  41 grams

Controlled Substance: 510 tablets

AGENCIES ASSISTED:  Knoxville Police Dept, Anderson County S.O., Sevierville Police Dept, FBI, Oak Ridge Police Dept, US Secret Service, Knox County Schools.

 

 

Stabbing Suspect Dies after Shooting

Friday, 12 September 2014

A suspect in an August stabbing incident died at U.T. Hospital after shots were fired by Knox County deputies.  Elijah Jackson, 33, was wanted for aggravated assault and violation of probation.  Officers with Major Crimes and Narcotics spotted Jackson in North Knox County Friday morning  in a gold colored Mazda SUV and followed him to East Beaver Creek Road where they attempted to make a traffic stop.  He rammed three KCSO cars and attempted to run over several officers.   That’s when officers opened fire hitting Jackson.  He drove into a subdivision on Mountain Mist Road tearing through a backyard and coming to a stop only when he came to a wooded area.   Rural Metro transported Jackson to the hospital where he later died.  A white female, who was in the vehicle, was taken into custody and is being questioned.

Officers had been looking for Jackson since the August 16th incident at the Farragut Market on Kingston Pike.  He had accosted a man in the parking lot and hit him in the back of the head before stabbing him as the man tried to run.  Warrants for aggravated assault and violation of probation were taken out following the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCSO Searching for Little Caesars Armed Robber

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Detectives with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a man who robbed a North Knox County business Wednesday night. According to the initial investigation, a white male entered Little Caesars located at 7116 Maynardville Highway just before 10:00 p.m. and robbed the business with a black handgun. He fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white male with dark hair, possibly 30-40-years-old, approximately 5'7"-5'10", and 125-135 pounds. He was wearing brown ball cap with a Samuel Adams logo, short-sleeved dark-colored t-shirt with a Dale Earnhardt Jr. racing logo, and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KCSO Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.

 

 

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