Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

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Press Releases


Two Crips Gang Members Sent to Prison for a Total of 86 Years

Posted: 03/25/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained a forty-eight-year sentence against a Crips gang member who shot a man during a robbery. Adam Dewayne Holmes, 35, was convicted of Second Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon. Judge Steve Sword sentenced Holmes to forty years in prison without the possibility of parole consecutive to an eight-year sentence Holmes is already serving on a drug trafficking case....more


Tennessee District Attorneys Champion Safe Space for Victims Bill

Posted: 03/25/2021

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Senate Bill 513 - "Safe Space for Victims: Grant Program."...more


South Knoxville Residence Closed after Multiple Overdoses

Posted: 03/22/2021

Prosecutors and investigators on the Drug Related Death Task Force have closed a residence in South Knoxville that has been the scene of several overdoses including three overdose deaths in the last three years. 342 Avenue B was closed today by order of Judge Kyle Hixson under the state nuisance law....more


Locker Room Thief Sentenced to Twenty Years

Posted: 01/15/2021

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained multiple convictions against a career offender whose latest crimes targeted gym locker rooms. Mary Elizabeth Wolfenbarger, 42, was convicted of six counts of Theft, two counts of Burglary of a Vehicle, two counts of Identity Theft, and one count of Computer Fraud. Judge Steve Sword sentenced Wolfenbarger to serve twenty years in prison as a Career Offender. ...more


Search History Undermines Murder Defense

Posted: 11/19/2020

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction against a man who shot the mother of his child. Jacquiz Ikail McBee, 25, was convicted of First Degree Murder. Judge Kyle Hixson set the case for sentencing on January 26, 2021, where McBee faces life in prison. ...more


Crips Gang Member Sent to Prison for Twenty Years

Posted: 11/09/2020

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Career Gang Unit obtained another conviction against a Crips gang member with seven prior felony convictions. Herbert Eugene Ewing, 51, was convicted of Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine in a Drug Free Zone. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Ewing must serve twenty years in prison without the possibility of parole. ...more


Repeat Impaired Driver Convicted after Motorcycle Crash

Posted: 07/22/2020

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's DUI Unit obtained convictions today against a five-time impaired driver. Neal Scott Daniels, 57, was convicted of Driving Under the Influence, Simple Possession, Driving on Revoked License, and Violation of the Financial Responsibility Law. Judge Kyle Hixson set the case for sentencing on September 3....more


Repeat Sex Offender Convicted of Aggravated Rape

Posted: 03/06/2020

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit obtained a conviction against a repeat sex offender who raped a woman in a North Knoxville laundromat. Arthur Lee Jefferson, 56, was convicted of Aggravated Rape and received a sentence of eighteen years in prison without the possibility of parole....more


HIV Positive Offender Convicted of Raping Vulnerable Adult

Posted: 03/03/2020

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Major Crimes Unit and Elder Abuse Unit obtained convictions against a man with HIV who raped a vulnerable adult. John Michael Perez-Cisneros, 57, pled guilty-as-charged to Rape and Criminal Exposure to HIV and received a sentence of eight years in prison without the possibility of parole. ...more


Housekeeper Convicted of Stealing from Clients

Posted: 02/28/2020

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's Criminal Court Unit obtained convictions against a housekeeper who stole from a family while cleaning their home. Laseena Tirree White, 40, was convicted of Theft over $10,000. Judge Scott Green set the case for sentencing on May 1. ...more


Utility District Employee's Fraud Scheme Leads to Conviction

Posted: 02/27/2020

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen's White Collar Unit obtained convictions against a former utility district employee who stole over $8500 from customers. Sonya Christine Sherrow, 47, was convicted of Official Misconduct, Theft, and two counts of Forgery. Judge Scott Green set the case for sentencing on April 24....more


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