Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
KCSO Arrests Convicted Violent Sex Offender
Shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Friday, officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offenders Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at 177 Country Walk Drive in Powell. 41-year-old Jeffrey Donald Keith was arrested for two Violations of the Sex Offender Registry. He is charged with being on the property of a local high school at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Friday without a legitimate reason for being there. The other charge is for operating a gymnastics business without notifying the KCSO Sex Offenders Enforcement Unit. Each bond is set at $10,000.00.
Keith is a convicted violent sex offender. He was originally convicted in 1998 in Rhea County, Tennessee of Criminal Attempt/Aggravated Sexual Battery against a 10-year-old female. The victim was a gymnastics student of Keith’s at the time of the charge.
Anyone with tips in reference to sex offenders violating the Sex Offender Registry is asked to contact the KCSO Sex Offenders Enforcement Unit at (865) 215-6467. The Sex Offender Enforcement Unit aggressively enforces the laws of the Sex Offender Registry and investigates all tips received.