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• Oct. 11: Knox County Sheriff’s officer Steven Ballard was dispatched to NHC off Kingston Pike. Victim stated that a friend told her the interior light of her vehicle was on. Victim stated she came out of her place of employment to find an unknown suspect had gone through the vehicle. Victim then stated the only thing missing was a five-dollar bill. Victim called 9-1-1 and requested a report.

• Oct. 12: An Augusta National Way woman advised KCSO officer Jill Breeden an unknown suspect vandalized her flower bed. She stated the suspect trampled through the flowerbed and the flowers were broken.

• Oct. 12: A Keiston Construction employee advised KCSO officer Jason Moyers he was building properties for Pinnacle Management Company. Complainant stated he was on the property today for open houses. Complainant stated an unknown suspect attempted to make entry to the vacant homes but was unsuccessful. Suspect did cause damage to the property.

• Oct. 12: A Brooks Cemetery Road man advised KCSO officer Amanda Dellinger he arrived at Baptist Hospital west at about 3:30 a.m. and parked in free parking. Around noon, he went to his vehicle to retrieve several items and the vehicle was gone. Victim spoke with security, which advised no vehicles had been towed.

• Oct. 13: An Andes Road man advised KCSO officer Allen Merritt an unknown suspect gained entry into his residence by prying open the atrium door. Complainant advised the suspect took the oven/range.

• Oct. 14: KCSO officer James Ryan responded to Ingles Market off Kingston Pike for a harassment call. Victim stated the suspect has called him numerous times in the past, then came to his place of employment and “flipped him off.” Victim stated the situation is so bad it is affecting his job.

• Oct. 14: KCSO officer Kenneth Aken responded to a room at the Holiday Inn off Campbell Lakes Drive for a welfare check. Complainant told officers that someone was going to kill her. Officers saw a loaded .357 Mag-num handgun on the bed of the hotel room when complainant answered the door. Officers took control of the weapon and asked if she had any more. Complainant also had a loaded .44 Magnum handgun in her suitcase. Officers also took that weapon. Complainant told officers the person who was going to kill her was a realtor from Iowa and he was trying to get her money. Complainant described suspect’s vehicle and said he would be flying his plane from Mexico to Knoxville to reach her. Complainant told officers the suspect had placed a “container with cylinders in it” facing her recliner at home. Complainant told officers she was going to Ohio to buy a house. She said she had no family and KCSO should call a police officer in Illinois if they had any problems. KCSO called this officer, who said she had pulled the complainant over in the past. Complainant’s home town police department advised she had a call history of welfare checks and a history of dementia. They also advised complainant had a weapon confiscated at the Canadian border by Canadian authorities. Officer spoke with the suspect. He told officers he had helped complainant’s two nephews get a house for her so she could move from Minnesota to Iowa. Aken spoke to a nephew, who said he had tried to have complainant committed to help with her dementia. Aken told the nephew the complainant would go to the hospital for a mental evaluation, and the nephew should contact adult protective services and local law enforcement in Iowa. Officers had EMS check welfare of complainant and transport her to Baptist West Hospital for a mental evaluation. Upon leaving the hospital, complainant asked officers to check with the FFA to see where the killer’s plane was.


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