• At 3:33 p.m., Sunday, May 16, Knox County Sheriff’s Office units responded to a Meadow Pointe Lane residence in reference to a civil matter regarding a housing situation between the property owner and the eventual arrestee/rentee, who said she had paid a $500 deposit to property owner to live in the residence. She said he was now attempting to change their agreement and was refusing to return the initial deposit.
Rentee also said she wanted to move out of the home, but reiterated she wanted her deposit back and that she felt she had been scammed. Property owner said he was agreeable with the rentee continuing to be a tenant, but he would not be returning her deposit, adding he was changing their verbal lease agreement due to rentee’s boyfriend coming to stay at the residence. During the course of the investigation, a records check revealed rentee had an outstanding warrant for Contempt of Court from the Juvenile Court system. She was taken into custody without incident.
• At 5:10 p.m., Saturday, May 15, an officer witnessed a red Chevrolet Silverado sitting behind a business along Campbell Station Road after being flagged down by a complainant who was wanting KCSO to do a welfare check on her daughter. A witness said they saw the complainant’s daughter get into a Chevrolet Silverado and leave. Upon making contact with the driver, the eventual arrestee appeared to be in a nervous state. He gave officers verbal consent to search the vehicle. Upon officers’ search, they located a Springfield 9mm handgun in the center console of the vehicle. The vehicle owner was asked if he had ever been arrested, to which he said, “yes.” He was asked if he had ever been convicted of any felonies, to which he said, “yes.” A criminal history check was completed through records, which revealed he was a convicted felon. The vehicle owner was asked if officers could take everything out of his pockets, to which he preceded to empty his pockets. He pulled out about six Alprazolam pills that were wrapped up in a plastic baggie, and was taken into custody. Narcotics were turned into the Knox County Narcotics Locker at Knox County Jail. The firearm was turned into Knox County Property Lockers at the jail. The vehicle was towed.
• At 3:43 p.m., Friday, May 14, a victim came to Family Justice Center and filed a complaint against the suspect, who used to be the victim’s sister’s boyfriend about 20 years ago. Victim said he had a prior run-in with the suspect at a Buddy’s Bar-B-Q, and a report was made. Victim said the suspect’s parents live close to the victim, and when the suspect drives by he will make lewd hand gestures towards the victim. Victim said on Sunday, May 9, the suspect came to the victim’s residence while the victim was not home and spoke with victim’s parents, and the parents asked the suspect to leave the property. Victim said he does not know why the suspect is doing this, but the suspect’s actions put him in fear.
Victim was told the procedure to seek a warrant concerning this matter.