• At 5:36 p.m., Friday, April 2, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office unit was dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle at a George Williams Road address. Victim said he was attempting to make a right turn into a driveway along George Williams Road when suspect’s 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of his 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Both parties were traveling westbound on George Williams Road. Suspect struck the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle, then traveled into the woods on the right side of the roadway. Suspect had visible serious injuries to his left leg and was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center by AMR. A witness said the suspect went into oncoming traffic and crossed the double yellow lines to overtake his vehicle before the crash. The witness said he was traveling at about 38 mph when the motorcycle passed him. That section of George Williams Road is at the bottom of a blind hill. Victim refused medical treatment. Sutherland Wrecker Service towed his vehicle from the scene. Suspect’s motorcycle was towed by a private party at the owner’s request. A record check revealed the suspect has extensive driving violations history dating back to 1998. “Suspect was driving carelessly without due regard for himself or others,” the report stated. No value of motorcycle or vehicular damage was listed.
• At 8:29 p.m., Thursday, April 1, officers with the Knox County Narcotics Division and 9th Judicial Drug Task Force were informed of an individual who would be operating a 2020 GMC Denali en route to 716 N Campbell Station Road (Cracker Barrel) with a large quantity of marijuana. Officers observed a white GMC Denali pull into the parking lot as described and park in the parking lot. The occupants did not exit the vehicle to enter the restaurant. After a few moments, officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, who was later arrested. Upon approaching to the vehicle, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting around the vehicle.
The occupants were removed from the vehicle and detained until a K-9 Officer “arrived on the scene to deploy his partner to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle, which he informed me of a positive alert,” the report stated. Upon a search of the vehicle, officers located two duffle bags in the rear, both filled with numerous clear bags filled with a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana equaling 50 total bags. Each bag weighed approximately one pound, totaling 50 pounds. Additionally, on the arrestee’s person, officers located 15 white pills identified as Percocet by the arrestee. Arrestee was taken into custody and transported to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.
The vehicle was released to a licensed driver,