• At 10:42 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit responded to a Sonja Drive residence due to a threatened suicide. Officer spoke with the victim, who advised he had a history of substance abuse, and said his wife left him and took their children. Victim advised he no longer wanted to live and was thinking about taking his own life. AMR arrived and transported victim to Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center.
• At 9:18 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 14, an officer responded to a Highwick Circle residence on reports of a domestic issue. Officer came into contact with victim/complainant, who said her ex-boyfriend/suspect had attempted to contact her, through a third party, trying to convince her not to press charges. A records check revealed suspect was under bond release conditions and had an Order of Protection to say clear of the victim. A domestic blue card was given and explained on scene.
Officers made contact with the suspect/arrestee at a Northshore Hills Boulevard address. He said he was talking to a mutual friend about the incident and recalled saying, ‘‘It would be nice if (victim/complainant) would drop the charges against him.’” The mutual friend then contacted the victim, putting suspect in violation of his bond release conditions and the Order of Protection. Suspect/ arrestee was taken into custody without incident.
• At 11:11 a.m., Feb. 14, officers responded to a Willingham Drive residence for an unresponsive male and a domestic matter. Officers spoke with female victim/complainant, who said male victim/suspect was laying on the floor in the living room asleep and unresponsive. AMR was advised they were clear to enter the residence. Victim/suspect said they had a verbal argument earlier in the day and she threw some food out the backdoor, and as victim/suspect was going to get that food, victim complainant advised she told him he wouldn’t be eating it in the house and briefly locked him out.
She said when victim/suspect was allowed back inside he went to the couch and fell asleep. She said victim/suspect had been acting unusually since Friday, Feb. 12, and had been sleeping more than normal — but he wouldn’t go upstairs to bed. After several hours she attempted to wake him, but he was unresponsive at that time. Victim/complainant said she thought he was acting, and attempted to get him up and help him upstairs to the bedroom. Instead, victim/suspect fell on the floor and was snoring. When she attempted to wake him up again, she advised he punched her in the face, and she punched him back. Victim/suspect was conscious when AMR arrived, but was slow in his moments and had slurred speech. He agreed to go to Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center. Victim/complainant said the couple had not had any history of domestic violence during their relationship. She was given a Domestic Violence Blue Card and was advised of her domestic violence rights. Officer reported the incident “did not appear to be domestic-related.”