Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

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North Knoxville Residence Padlocked Due to Drug Trafficking

Posted: 03/13/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang and Felony Drug Units and investigators with KPD's Organized Crime Unit have closed a North Knoxville residence that has been a hub of drug activity. 3104 Forestdale Avenue was closed today by order of Judge Bob McGee under the state nuisance law....more


Motorcyclist Convicted of Impaired Driving for Third Time

Posted: 03/07/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained convictions against a driver who was so impaired he could not operate a stationary motorcycle. Donnie Bridges, 66, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence Third Offense, Simple Possession of Cocaine, and Driving on a Revoked License....more


Professional Criminal Sentenced to Thirty Years for Home Burglaries

Posted: 02/13/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a thirty-year sentence against a career offender with over thirty prior felony convictions. Lawrence Dewaine Schumaker, 37, was convicted of eight cases of Aggravated Burglary. Judge Steve Sword sentenced Schumaker to serve thirty years in prison....more


Foster Father Convicted of Sexually Molesting Child

Posted: 02/11/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions against a foster father who sexually abused his adopted daughter. David Lynn Richards, Jr., 41, was convicted of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure, Rape, Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, Sexual Activity Involving a Minor, and Incest. Judge Steve Sword revoked the Defendant's bond and set the case for sentencing on March 28....more


Career Offender Crashes Vehicle Leaving Behind Drugs

Posted: 02/05/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions against a career offender who ran from a traffic stop, leaving behind his methamphetamine. Noah Thomas Cox, 35, was convicted of Facilitation of Possession with Intent to Sell Methamphetamine in a Drug Free School Zone, Theft, Evading Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Suspended License....more


Gang Member Convicted of Biting Off Officer's Thumb

Posted: 02/01/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a gang member and sovereign citizen who bit off the end of an officers thumb. Alexander Ray Johnson, 30, was convicted of Aggravated Assault and two counts of Assault. Judge Bob McGee set the case for sentencing on March 28....more


Impaired Driver Convicted of Felony

Posted: 01/31/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens DUI Unit obtained a felony conviction against an impaired driver who caused a traffic accident. Jorge Arturo Gutieres, 49, was convicted of Reckless Endangerment and Driving Under the Influence First Offense. Judge Steve Sword revoked Gutieres drivers license for violating the Implied Consent Law and set his case for sentencing on April 11....more


Impaired Driver Convicted after Driving off the Interstate

Posted: 01/24/2019

Prosecutors in Charme Allens DUI Unit obtained a conviction today against an impaired driver who drove off the interstate. Scott William Wesselman, 32, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence First Offense. Judge Bob McGee set the case for sentencing on March 21....more


Attack at Community Farm Leads to Attempted Murder Conviction

Posted: 01/18/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions against a man who attacked his coworkers with a mattock at a community farm. Timothy Whitaker, 54, was convicted of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Reckless Endangerment....more


Defendant Sentenced to Eighteen Years for Shooting at Officer

Posted: 12/13/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Major Crimes Unit obtained an eighteen-year sentence against a man who shot at a police officer. Ryan Stephen Stiles, 40, was convicted of Aggravated Assault and Evading Arrest. Judge Bob McGee handed down the sentence and sent Stiles to the Tennessee Department of Correction....more


Drunk Driver Claims She was Hit by a Parked Car, Jury Disagrees

Posted: 12/13/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens DUI Unit obtained convictions against an impaired driver who struck several parked cars and later claimed that the parked cars struck her. Vanessa Elizabeth Helfant, 38, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence....more


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