District Attorney General Charme Allen’s Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction today when Kenneth Wayne Smith, 23, pled guilty-as-charged to Second Degree Murder in the beating death of victim Jonathan Hackler. Smith received a sentence of fifteen years in prison without the possibility of parole.
A woman convicted of neglecting her two-year-old child was sentenced to fifteen years in prison today at a sentencing hearing in front of Judge Scott Green. Today’s sentence followed the April jury trial conviction of Ashonti Sheeerice Glass for Aggravated Child Neglect.
Prosecutors with Charme Allen’s Career Gang Unit obtained a twenty-three year sentence after defendant Edward Allen Carter, 35, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Sell Cocaine in a Drug Free School Zone and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.
Convicted shooter Rodney Lee Scott, 63, was taken into custody today upon being sentenced for convictions obtained by prosecutors with DA Charme Allen’s Major Crimes Unit for a road rage incident that occurred on December 16, 2013.
A repeat cocaine dealer was sent to prison by prosecutors in Charme Allen’s Felony Drug Unit. James Michael Young, 37, was taken into custody to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of Sale of Cocaine with three of those sales occurring in a Drug Free Zone.
Prosecutors with Charme Allen’s DUI Unit obtained a conviction yesterday when a Knox County jury found a repeat drunk driver guilty. Prosecutor Greg Eshbaugh tried the case against Benjamin Johnston who was convicted of Driving Under the Influence, Second Offense, Driving on a Revoked License, Implied Consent Violation, Failure to Maintain his Lane, and Open Container.
District Attorney General Charme Allen was with Governor Bill Haslam today in Nashville as he signed the Victim Life Photo Bill into law. The signing ceremony was the culmination of a yearlong effort by victims’ families, General Allen, and other elected DAs from across the state.
Tennessee District Attorneys are announcing today their statewide initiative to make Tennessee’s criminal justice system as effective and fair as possible for every citizen.
Yet another Detroit heroin dealer was sent to prison today due to the work of Charme Allen’s Felony Drug Unit. Detroit native Khari Keyatou Jones, 38, pled guilty to four counts of Sale of Heroin in a Drug Free Zone in a case prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ken Irvine.
Criminals who conspired to bring multiple kilos of heroin to our community have been sentenced to over one hundred years for the roles they played in a pipeline that brought the dangerous drug from Detroit to Knoxville. Prosecutor Sean McDermott with DA Charme P. Allen’s Felony Drug Unit secured convictions last week for conspirators Eddie Ross Taylor, 32, Christopher Jackson, 35, and Jessica Lynn McCarver, 23.
A repeat drunk driver was convicted by a Knox County jury after he crashed his vehicle while driving with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit. The jury deliberated for forty-five minutes before finding Jonathan Daniel Williamson, 31, guilty-as-charged of Second Offense Driving Under the Influence.
Defendant Paris James Long, 36, is headed to prison for the next thirty years after prosecutors with DA Charme Allen’s Career Gang Unit obtained seventy-seven convictions based on sixty-two separate home-invasion burglaries.
After firing over 30 rounds from an AK-47 and murdering Uniqua Brown-a mother of four, including twin girls who were days old at the time-Lavonte Simmons will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A road rage shooting led to multiple convictions tonight as prosecutors with DA Charme Allen’s Major Crimes Unit convicted Rodney Lee Scott, 61, following a three-day trial.
A Knox County jury convicted Mohammad Nuri of False Report after he lied to KPD officers about a “stolen”” vehicle. “
“”> A Knox County jury found Rufus Tilden Franklin, Jr., guilty-as-charged of multiple counts of Aggravated Assault after prosecutors with District Attorney General Charme P. Allen’s office presented evidence that Franklin pulled a hunting rifle on Knoxville Police Department Officers.
Prosecutors with Charme Allen’s Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions today for a cold case that was solved with the help of DNA evidence.
Prosecutors with DA Charme Allen’s Career Gang Unit obtained an Aggravated Robbery conviction and Criminal Gang Enhancement yesterday for gang member Kaylecia Gabriel Woodard, 22.
Prosecutors in District Attorney General Charme P. Allen’s Child Abuse Unit obtained the maximum sentence today for convicted rapist Lance Elliott Falcon.