Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
UPDATE: Vehicle Found Underwater at Carl Cowan Park
The vehicle found underwater at Carl Cowan Park on Monday belongs to Mark Townes of Knoxville. When Townes was contacted after the incident, he told KCSO officers that his vehicle had been taken from his driveway without his permission sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating a vehicle found underwater in West Knox County on Monday morning. KCSO officers responded to Carl Cowan Park at 10058 South Northshore Drive in West Knox County shortly after 2:00 a.m. after a witness from across the park dock observed a vehicle roll into the water. Rural Metro rescue divers also responded and discovered a submerged 2005 Ford Five Hundred with no occupants. The keys were found inside the vehicle and a large rock was placed on the gas pedal. The investigation is ongoing.