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Jury Convicts Repeat DUI Offender

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.

Another Detroit Heroin Dealer Sent to Prison

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.

Repeat DUI Offender BAC Twice the Legal Limit

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.

Detroit Heroin Conspirators Sentenced to over a Century

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.

Man Convicted after Pulling Gun on Officers

“”> 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.