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• Nov. 13: A Tall Timber Drive man advised KCSO support staffer Frava Limburg a known suspect had stolen two checks from his checkbook. He stated the checkbook had been left on a table in his den. Complainant also advised suspect is the boyfriend of the girl who cleans his house. Suspect came to the house with the girl when she cleaned. Complainant also advised he was going to press charges against suspect.

• Nov. 15: KCSO officer Brad Hall was dispatched to Petro service station off Watt Road on a burglary call. Petro employee advised an unknown male suspect entered the store and attempted to purchase a jug of chocolate milk for $1.63. When complainant opened the cash register, suspect pulled a black revolver from his hoodie jacket and said, “Get down of the [expletive] ground; give me all the money. I’m not going to lose my house.” Suspect then took all the money from the cash drawer and fled the business on foot, heading west through the parking lot. An unknown witness advised the suspect fled the scene in a Chevy Corvette, with an unknown direction of travel. Suspect stole $2,800.

• Nov. 15: A Spring Branch Lane man advised KCSO officer Susan Clark an unknown suspect stole more than $12,000 worth of jewelry from his home. The items were found to be missing since Nov. 11, and victim believes they were stolen. Victim advised he did not know how entry was made to the residence.

• Nov. 16: A Union Road man advised KCSO officer Ellan Nauss an unknown suspect had stolen his television. Victim left his residence for approximately three hours and returned to find his television missing. He was unsure how suspect entered the residence. Victim later found the television sitting behind his house.

• Nov. 17: A Lost Tree Lane man advised KCSO officer P.J. Lambert an unknown suspect stole five metal sculptures from his property. Sculptures were valued at $500.

• Nov. 17: A Sugarwood Drive man advised KCSO officer Cathy Norris an unknown suspect entered his vehicle and stole his daughter’s backpack and purse. Vehicle was parked at the residence and was unlocked.

• Nov. 18: Knox County Sheriff’s Officer Brad Hall was dispatched to Kroger Marketplace off Brooklawn Street upon report of KCSO officer Grayson Fritts being involved in a shooting. Fritts stated he was working plain-clothes security at Kroger when he observed two known suspects placing items in a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying for them. Fritts stated he confronted suspects in the parking lot on the passenger side of their vehicle. Suspects were placing stolen items in vehicle. Fritts said he then displayed his KCSO badge and asked suspects for a receipt. One suspect produced a “wadded up old piece of paper,” and the suspects then “jumped into” their car and attempted to flee the parking lot. Fritts grabbed the passenger by the arm and gave both suspects verbal commands to exit the vehicle. Suspect driver then put the vehicle into drive and attempted to flee the parking lot with officer wedged between the vehicle’s doorpost and passenger door, attempting to get the passenger from the vehicle. Fritts was in fear of his life or of bodily injury and subsequently pulled his weapon and shot at the driver. Driver then drove forward at a high rate of speed, striking a witness’ vehicle and almost running over the witness, who was placing groceries in the trunk of his vehicle. Fritts stated he then ran to the car, this time opening the driver’s side door and ordering the driver to exit the vehicle. Driver put the vehicle into reverse and attempted to back over Fritts, who was wedged between the driver’s side doorpost and door. Fritts again feared for his life or for bodily injury and again shot at the driver. Driver fled the scene of the accident. A records check showed the suspect’s drivers’ license had been suspended. Fritts identified both suspects by photo. Witness statements corroborated the incident as reported by Fritts. The suspects had attempted to steal a 150-ounce container of Tide, starter fluid, WD-40, Tabasco and a Schick razor, merchandise valued at $170.

• Nov. 18: KCSO officer Michael Bartleson responded to Weigel’s convenience store off Kingston Pike on report of a counterfeit $20 bill. Complainant told officers that victim gave her a counterfeit bill to purchase several items. Complainant discovered it was counterfeit by using a specialist pen. Victim told officers he had sold two University of Tennessee football tickets to an unknown male off 17th Street in Knoxville, and said he most likely obtained the counterfeit from that man.


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