Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Shooting Victim Identified
The identity of the man found shot to death in a Northwest Knox County home Thursday morning has been released. He is identified as 40 year old Christopher Eledge. He has a lengthy criminal history in Knox County dating back to 1997. Offenses range from DUI, traffic violations, aggravated burglary, assault, possession of legend drug without prescription, theft, and reckless endangerment. According to detectives, Eledge had just been released from the state prison in Rutherford County on Sunday.
The Knox County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Eledge this morning. As soon as results are available, they will be posted on this website. No charges have been filed in the incident that occurred yesterday in the home of James Szczuzuka and his girlfriend Dena Harris at 9325 Wells Station Road.
Harris also has a criminal history in Knox, Union, and Claiborne Counties involving drug charges.