Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
KCSO Looking for Dollar General Robbery Suspect
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man who robbed the Dollar General Store at 206 Andrew Johnson Highway Friday evening. The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. when the suspect entered the store, jumped the counter and demanded money from the register. He didn’t show a weapon. He is believed to have fled on foot.
He is described as a white male, medium build, light colored hair, and 6’0”-6’2” tall. He was wearing a green ball cap, flannel shirt, and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call the KCSO at 215-2243.
East Knox County Market Robbed
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who robbed a business early Thursday morning in East Knox County. KCSO Officers responded at 3:14 to the Quick Shop Market at 7608 Rutledge Pike after a call from the store clerk to 911. The clerk said two men entered the business with ski masks and hooded sweatshirts demanding money from the cash register. They fled on foot behind the market carrying a white garbage bag containing money. They were last seen walking toward Old Rutledge Pike.
The suspects are described as white males, late 20s or early 30s, average build, wearing dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to call the KCSO at 215-2243.
Man in Viral Video Taking Package is Arrested
A man seen in a video taking a package from a front porch then driving off in his van is in the Blount County Jail. Roger Leon Williams, 32, was recorded by a homeowner on November 20 at Wildercliff Lane, Knoxville, taking a package containing a CD player from the front porch. The video was posted on Facebook and went viral. Williams was arrested on a separate theft charge in Blount County yesterday. A warrant for theft will be served on him today and he will be transferred to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility under a $20,000 bond.
Williams, who lives in Maryville, has a criminal history in Knox County. He was convicted of burglary in 2002 and theft in 2011.
Mug shot was taken from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office website.
Steelman Back in Jail on Increased Charge and Bond
Steven D. Steelman, Jr, of Knoxville who was arrested for vehicular homicide and DUI Sunday afternoon, is in the Roger D. Wilson Facility Tuesday evening. Judge Patricia Long upped the charge to aggravated vehicular homicide and increased his bond to $230,000. He bonded out yesterday morning on a $39,000 bond. He was taken into custody Tuesday around 2 p.m.
The incident occurred Sunday shortly after noon when Steelman’s car slid across West Beaver Creek hitting a utility pole and a tree. He told officers he was attempting to avoid another vehicle. He also stated that he had consumed approximately a half gallon of moonshine and had been consuming drugs prior to driving the car. According to the report, he was unsteady on his feet, had watery, red blood shot eyes, a slurred speech, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and breath. A records check showed that Steelman was driving on a revoked license for a previous DUI conviction. He consented to a field sobriety test and officers stated that he performed poorly. He also consented to have a sample of his blood tested for alcohol.
Steelman’s 10 year old son, Steven Steelman, III, was riding in the passenger’s side of the car and was pronounced dead at U.T. Medical Center. Steelman’s 11 year old nephew was also injured and transported to U.T. for treatment.