Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

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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


Drugged Driver Convicted after Collision on I-40

Posted: 12/11/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens DUI Unit obtained convictions against an impaired driver who crashed into another vehicle on I-40 near the West Hills exit. John Christopher Chapman, 42, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Endangerment....more


Meth Dealer Sentenced to Serve Fifteen Years

Posted: 11/30/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Felony Drug Unit obtained a fifteen-year sentence against a methamphetamine dealer. David Paul Beets, 42, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell Methamphetamine over .5 Grams in a Drug Free School Zone. Judge Scott Green ordered Beets to serve fifteen years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Gangster Disciple Convicted of Murder

Posted: 11/30/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions against a gang member who murdered a man last year on Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue. Odell Luther Glass, Jr., 35, was convicted of First Degree Felony Murder, Reckless Homicide, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Judge Bob McGee sentenced Glass to life in prison with the possibility of parole after fifty-one years....more


Detroit Heroin Dealer Sentenced to Seventeen Years in Prison

Posted: 11/16/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Felony Drug Unit obtained a seventeen-year-sentence against a Detroit heroin dealer who sold drugs near Inskip Elementary. Sparkle Trenetta Jones, 36, was convicted of Sale and Delivery of Schedule I Heroin in a Drug Free School Zone. Judge Scott Green handed down the sentence today with the first fifteen years to be served without the possibility of parole....more


Fingerprint Leads to Twenty-One-Year Sentence for Career Burglar

Posted: 10/16/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Career Gang Unit obtained a twenty-one-year sentence against a career criminal who broke into a home off Rutledge Pike. Billy Ray Moats, 42, was convicted of Aggravated Burglary and Theft. Prosecutors sought and Judge Bob McGee handed down the maximum sentence of twenty-one years in prison....more


Career Criminal with 64 Prior Felonies Nets 29 More

Posted: 10/04/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Career Gang Unit obtained forty-seven convictions, including twenty-nine felony convictions, against a career criminal who already had sixty-four felony convictions on his record. Curtis Anthony Burnside, 39, was convicted of twelve counts of Burglary, seventeen counts of felony Theft, sixteen counts of misdemeanor Theft, and one count each of Simple Possession and Criminal Impersonation....more


Multiple Overdoses Lead to Nuisance Closure

Posted: 09/27/2018

Prosecutors and investigators on the Drug Related Death Task Force have closed a residence that has been the scene of several overdoses and one overdose fatality. 118 East Inskip Drive was closed today by order of Judge Bob McGee under the state nuisance law. ...more


Another Detroit Heroin Dealer Convicted

Posted: 09/25/2018

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allens Felony Drug Unit obtained convictions against a Detroit heroin dealer who sold drugs near Inskip Elementary. Sparkle Trenetta Jones, 36, was convicted of Sale and Delivery of Schedule I Heroin in a Drug Free School Zone. Judge Scott Green revoked Jones bond and set the case for sentencing on November 9 where Jones faces between fifteen and twenty-five years in prison....more


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