Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Arrests Net Thousands of Dollars in Merchandise
The Safer Holidays Task Force of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office today arrested three women and found thousands of dollars worth of merchandise in their car. The Task Force was alerted by Khol’s in Farragut around 5:30 of three suspected shoplifters. Officers apprehended the three women outside the store. They had multiple identifications, but were later identified as 36 year old Yolanda Stevens, 34 year old Johnita Jones, and 35 year old LaToya Turner, all of Cincinnati. They will be charged with felony theft. Other charges are pending. Officers also found devices that circumvented security.
The merchandise was mostly clothing and it’s estimated to be worth around $10,000. This is the largest bust the Task Force has had in a single arrest since it started on November 25th. Officers believe the items came from stores in Atlanta, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.
This incident now raises the total arrests by the Task Force to 250. It will stay in operation until after Christmas.