Knoxville Crime

Knoxville Crime

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  • Federal officials investigate recent fires at black ...

    10 hrs ago | via KOB-TV New Mexico 

    Federal authorities say they are investigating recent fires at predominantly black churches, though the blazes do not appear to be related. A federal law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said a Friday fire at a church in South Carolina does not appear to have been intentionally set.

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    11 hrs ago | via Daily Kos 

    In the wake of the murder of nine black Americans in a historic Charleston church, a spate of suspicious fires have burned black churches throughout the south. At least three, in Macon, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee, have been identified as arson .

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  • Rash of fires follows Charleston shooting

    12 hrs ago | via News 4 Jax 

    Within a week of the Charleston tragedy, six Southern churches were found burning in the middle of the night and investigators are saying some of the fires were intentional. According to officials, three of the six church fires are being classified as arson.

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  • Man robbed of jewelry in South Knoxville; police loo...

    14 hrs ago | via WATE-TV Knoxville 

    Officers were called to 1018 Hall Street just before 1 p.m. The victim said he met with an acquaintance, who was with another unknown man, at the Greyhound bus station. The victim gave both of them a ride to Hall Street, but when they arrived, they robbed him of his jewelry at gunpoint.

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  • Fires at 6 Predominantly Black Churches Scrutinized

    20 hrs ago | via ABC News 

    Damages caused by a fire at College Hill Seventh Day Adventist in Knoxville, TN are seen in this photo, June 21, 2015. A string of churches with predominantly black congregations - from Florida to Tennessee -- has reported fires in the past week, officials say.

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  • Are Black Churches Being Targeted by Arsonists?

    Yesterday | via New York Magazine 

    Mourners gather in front of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black church, where Dylann Roof, a self declared White Supremacist, allegedly murdered nine black people in Charleston, USA on June 25, 2015. Six churches with predominantly black congregations across five southern states have been damaged or destroyed in fires since the racist attack on Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. Church, and of those fires, at least three have been ruled arson by investigators.

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    Related Topix: Fire, Knoxville, TN, Sports

  • School bus driver texted prostitute before crash

    Saturday Jun 27 | via ABC2 Maryland 

    Tennessee school bus driver James Davenport traded a series of cryptic texts with several people throughout the day of Dec. 2, including a prostitute he was messaging when he caused a crash that killed three people. The investigation into the Knox County crash, the results of which were released this week, shows Davenport, 48, was in the midst of a tumultuous text exchange with a woman named "Lacey" at the moment he swerved across the median and slammed into the side of a second bus on Asheville Highway.

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  • Three injured, one with life threatening injuries in...

    Friday Jun 26 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    Knoxville police are investigating a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue that injured three people, one of which police said has life threatening injuries. Three injured, one with life threatening injuries in Knoxville Friday morning shooting Knoxville police are investigating a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue that injured three people, one of which police said has life threatening injuries.

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  • Miami-Dade police officers shot at for the 4th time ...

    Thursday Jun 25 | via The Miami Herald 

    A man trying to get away from Miami-Dade police opened fire on officers inside an unmarked car Thursday morning, making it at least the fourth time county cops have been shot at since April. "These are individuals that will take any measures to get away even if it's taking an officer's life," said Miami-Dade Police Det.

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  • Arson conspirator faces 3-year prison sentence

    Thursday Jun 25 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    One of the men accused of setting what's been called the largest commercial fire in Knox County history is set to spend just Arson conspirator faces 3-year prison sentence - One of the men accused of setting what's been called the largest commercial fire in Knox County history is set to spend just Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1LyeekU - One of the men accused of setting what's been called the largest commercial fire in Knox County history is set to spend just over three years in prison. Joseph Beason took part in 2008 in a plot to burn the Sports Belle manufacturing plant on Pleasant Ridge Road.

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  • NewsKPD: Woman accidentally injured when friend show...

    Tuesday Jun 23 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    A Knoxville woman suffered accidental gunshot wounds to her leg and hand Tuesday afternoon when a man she was with was showing KPD: Woman accidentally wounded when friend shows off gun - A Knoxville woman suffered accidental gunshot wounds to her leg and hand Tuesday afternoon when a man she was with was showing Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1N8bCaQ - A Knoxville woman suffered accidental gunshot wounds to her leg and hand Tuesday afternoon when a man she was with showed off the weapon to a friend, according to the Knoxville Police Department. The shooting occurred at 2411 Wilson Ave, according to KPD Sgt.

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  • Arson under investigation at African-American church...

    Monday Jun 22 | via WATE-TV Knoxville 

    Knoxville officials are investigating a case of arson at a predominantly African-American church. Officials say someone set fire to bales of hay outside College Hill Seventh Day Adventist, 1837 Brandau Street, and also burned the church van.

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  • Gun Rights Laws Tend to Benefit Poor and Minority Pe...

    Sunday Jun 21 | via Instapundit.com 

    The man who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect at a Knoxville convenience store may avoid charges under Tennessee law - despite the fact he was a felon with a gun. Issac Jamal Scruggs, 42, of Knoxville, was at a Breadbox convenience store early Monday on Asheville Highway when 18-year-old Tamon Stapleton held the clerk at gunpoint.

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  • Attorney: Self-defense law negates gun charge in fat...

    Friday Jun 19 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    The man who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect at a Knoxville convenience store may avoid charges under Tennessee law -- despite the fact he's a felon with a gun. Attorney: Self-defense law negates gun charge in fatal shooting The man who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect at a Knoxville convenience store may avoid charges under Tennessee law -- despite the fact he's a felon with a gun.

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  • Mother of deceased Knoxville robbery suspect believes killer should be charged

    Friday Jun 19 | via WATE-TV Knoxville 

    The mother of a teen robbery suspect shot and killed by a bystander says she believes her son's killer should face charges. Issac Scruggs, 42, a convicted felon with a long criminal history, has been identified as the man who shot and killed Tamon Stapleton, 18, at the Breadbox store on Asheville Highway early Monday morning. 2 comments

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  • Knoxville pastor works to improve race relations aft...

    Friday Jun 19 | via WATE-TV Knoxville 

    An East Knoxville pastor says race relations need to be improved everywhere, including in Knoxville, after the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Police arrested Dylann Roof, 21, Thursday and accused him of shooting and killing nine people Wednesday night during a Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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  • Fourth person charged in murder of Knoxville man

    Friday Jun 19 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    Fourth person charged in murder of Knoxville man Authorities have charged a fourth person in connection to the murder of a 61-year-old Knoxville man. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1MSdnJc Authorities have charged a fourth person in connection to the murder of a 61-year-old Knoxville man.

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  • Man shot outside North Knoxville apartment

    Friday Jun 19 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    Man shot outside North Knoxville apartment Knoxville police said a 49-year-old man suffered minor injuries after being shot in the head Monday morning. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1LjlTDG Knoxville police said a 49-year-old man suffered minor injuries after being shot in the head Monday morning.

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  • Man, 42, who killed Breadbox robber identified

    Thursday Jun 18 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    The man who fired the fatal shot that killed an 18-year-old robber early Monday at an Asheville Highway convenience store has been Man, 42, who killed Breadbox robber identified - The man who fired the fatal shot that killed an 18-year-old robber early Monday at an Asheville Highway convenience store has been Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1MQxVlk The man who shot and killed an 18-year-old robber at the Breadbox on Asheville Highway has been identified as Isaac Scruggs.

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  • Knoxville church recalls 2008 fatal shooting

    Thursday Jun 18 | via WBIR-TV Knoxville 

    In 2008 a gunman attacked church members at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, an assault some are recalling in the wake of this week's church shooting in Charleston, S.C. June 18, 2015 Knoxville church recalls 2008 fatal shooting In 2008 a gunman attacked church members at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, an assault some are recalling in the wake of this week's church shooting in Charleston, S.C. June 18, 2015 Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Lijucl In 2008 a gunman attacked church members at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, an assault some are recalling in the wake of this week's church shooting in Charleston, S.C. June 18, 2015

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Knoxville Law

My boyfriend got 2nd DUI and ICE got hold on him what can I do for him
He don't got papers and when he got 1st time DUI .ICE Got Hold on him also and he when to immgreshan court month ago they give him 2 month probation
Duplicate question... However, you should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney who specializes in DUI. I...
Do I have ground for suing a police officer?
I was arrested for DUI when I was completely sober. The officer who arrested me told me many times, as well as two witnesses, that he believed I was not under the influence. He made me drive my vehicle to a different location to do the sobriety test, but left that part out of the police report. I believe the fact that he omitted that out of the police report could help my case, as well as any recorded audio/video conversations we had. It was a marijuana DUI. My video will show that I performed fine on the sobriety test, but he claims I performed poorly. It was a totally false arrest, and he knew it. Any chance I could sue?
It could be possible to sue, but you should first want to find a local lawyer.
Is possible to be convicted of a DUI and be unaware of it?
Today I received a letter from the Dept of Homeland Security that my license had be revoked due to a DUI conviction in Feb of 2012 and that I could reapply for my license on April 17, 2013. I have never been arrested for a DUI or ticketed for the same. I have retained insurance, renewed my registration and license and obtained a professional healthcare license, and passed background checks for work in a ER past that date. I was just accepted to medical school starting in August and am afraid my status with them will be negatively affected by this. Can I be convicted with a DUI without ever being stopped for an alcohol related issue or ever receiving notification of said offense?
No. This sounds like a mistake. You should call the phone number listed on the letter you received and explain you...
My boyfriend got 2nd DUI and ice got hold on him what can i do To help him
And he got 2 years probation with Immigration
The best thing you can do is retain a criminal defense attorney for him. Use the link above to search for an attorney...
Is Tennessee a Dram Shop Law State? Alcohol
I'm referring to selling alcohol and the law regarding damages of alcohol related civil damages. Can an attorney please explain the difference between a state this is or is not a Dram Shop Law state? Thank you.
Tennessee is. See .C.A. § 57-10-101 and T.C.A. § 57-10-102 . A dram shop state is one that assigns liability to a bar...
I have a 10 year old warrant for vop in florida.it was a misdeameanor first time dui. if i move back to florida will they arrest
will they arrest me if i move back to florida in a different county?
If you have an outstanding arrest warrant there is always the possibility that you will be arrested if the warrant is...
If I am on probation for a felony, then get arrested for DUI, then get violated, what should I expect?
I was sentenced to 2 years in prison, was released on probation after 6 months, never missed a probation meeting and I am current on my probation fees.
You need to hire a criminal defense attorney in your area ASAP. One, to defend the new DUI charge and two, to defend...