Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

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Press Releases


Domestic Abuser Convicted of Aggravated Kidnapping

Posted: 10/08/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Domestic Violence Unit obtained convictions against a defendant who assaulted his fiance and refused to let her leave her residence. Geoffrey Ian Paschel, 44, was convicted of Aggravated Kidnapping, Domestic Assault, and Interference with Emergency Calls. Judge Kyle Hixson revoked Paschel's bond, ordered him into custody, and set the case for sentencing on December 3....more


Stabbing at Barbeque Leads to Conviction

Posted: 10/06/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction against a defendant who stabbed another man at a barbeque. Frank Deford Kincaid, 60, was convicted of Attempted Second Degree Murder. Judge Scott Green set the case for sentencing on November 18....more


Repeat Domestic Abuser Sentenced to Twelve Years in Prison

Posted: 10/01/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Domestic Violence Unit obtained a twelve-year sentence against a repeat domestic abuser who beat his girlfriend and would not let her leave their home. Nicklaus Edward Brush, 41, was convicted of Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault, Third Offense. Following a sentencing hearing, Judge Steve Sword ordered Brush to serve twelve years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


Defendant Convicted after Morningside Apartment Shooting

Posted: 09/22/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen’s Career Gang Unit obtained convictions against a defendant who shot at two victims at Morningside Apartments. Shaquil Malik Talib Murphy, 28, was convicted of Attempted First Degree Murder, Attempted Second Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, and two counts of Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony. Judge Steve Sword revoked Murphy’s bond and set the case for sentencing on November 5....more


DA Seeks Assistance from Community after Murderer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Posted: 09/22/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen’s Major Crimes Unit obtained a murder conviction against a defendant who is also a person of interest in a separate but potentially related missing persons investigation....more


Repeat Domestic Abuser Convicted at Trial

Posted: 08/26/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Domestic Violence Unit obtained convictions against a repeat domestic abuser who beat his girlfriend and would not let her leave their home. Nicklaus Edward Brush, 41, was convicted of Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault, Third Offense. Judge Steve Sword revoked Brush’s bond, ordered him into custody, and set the case for sentencing on September 30....more


Repeat Impaired Driver Sentenced to Thirteen Years

Posted: 08/26/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained a thirteen-year sentence against an impaired driver with sixteen DUI convictions. Hobart William Reagan, 58, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence, Sixth or Subsequent Offense. After a sentencing hearing, Judge Kyle Hixson ordered Reagan to serve thirteen years in prison....more


Third Defendant Convicted for Role in Double Homicide

Posted: 08/20/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions against a third co-defendant for his involvement in a marijuana robbery that resulted in a double homicide. Kristopher Johnson, 25, was convicted of two counts of Facilitation of Felony Murder, two counts of Aggravated Robbery, Tampering with Evidence, Aggravated Burglary, and Aggravated Assault. Judge Steve Sword set the case for sentencing on October 8....more


Child Rapist Convicted after Decade of Abusing Victim

Posted: 08/20/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained convictions against a defendant who sexually abused a child for over a decade. Aaron Michael King, 40, was convicted of five counts of Rape of a Child, five counts of Rape, Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, Incest, two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation, Tampering with Evidence, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, and Aggravated Kidnapping. Judge Scott Green ordered King into custody and set the case for sentencing on October 1....more


Defendant Convicted of Rape and Ordered into Custody

Posted: 08/11/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained convictions against a convicted felon who raped a woman he recently met on an online dating website. Tony Darrell Manning, 51, was convicted of Rape, Aggravated Assault, and two counts of Attempted Rape. Judge Scott Green ordered Manning into custody and set the case for sentencing on September 17....more


Child Rapist Sentenced to Ninety-Nine Years in Prison

Posted: 07/30/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Child Abuse Unit obtained a ninety-nine-year sentence against a defendant who raped a child multiple times over the course of several years. Robert Vernon Gouge, 47, was convicted of three counts of Rape of a Child, one count of Attempted Rape of a Child, and one count of Aggravated Sexual Battery. Judge Kyle Hixson pronounced the nearly century-long sentence after a hearing today where prosecutors cited the necessity of a maximum sentence to protect this victim and other victims of child abuse....more


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