If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers or submit a Web Tip.  

RICO Charge and Murder
January 02, 2022

STATUS: OPEN

Days before his trial on the first ever RICO (Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization) trial in Tennessee Abraham “Brickz” Owens, 35 was murdered in Northwest Knoxville on Peltier Road.

In July 2016 Owens and multiple defendants were indicted in a scheme to distribute heroin as a member of the Mafia Insane Vice Lords gang, which is based in Knox County, but has ties to Chicago. They were set to go to trial on October 16, 2017 for selling 150 grams of heroin within 1000 feet of a school, but on October 10, 2017 Owens was shot multiple times. The trial went on without Owens with the remaining defendants pleading guilty to the RICO charges to possess with intent to sell heroin in a drug free zone.

On October 10, 2017 Owens met his demise. Knoxville Police believe he met with someone, was shot multiple times then took off running down Peltier Road before stopping at a door to ask for help. The homeowner called police and paramedics. Owens was transported to UTMC where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

Owens was survived by his parents, siblings and 3 daughter who would like to know who killed their son, brother and father.

If you have any information regarding who killed Abraham “Brickz” Owens REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by calling 865-215-7165, going online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward.

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One Day Shy of 33rd Birthday
December 19, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

Dorian Bluford moved to Knoxville on May 30, 2017 from Houston, TX and by 10 pm he was dead.

 

After flying into Knoxville, he was picked up by a man he referred to as his “best friend” and headed to Joe’s Crab Shack in Sevierville where he checked in on Facebook.  A few hours later, people around the North Knoxville Greenway heard someone screaming, “He’s stabbing me, he’s stabbing me.” They called 9-1-1 and got into their car to find out what was going on, when they saw a BMW leaving a nearby parking lot. Knoxville Police found Bluford a short time later.

 

Two-days earlier, Bluford announced to family he was moving to Knoxville and that his “best friend” had bought him a plane ticket and had promised him a car. This same person picked him at the airport in a BMW.

When investigators learned the identity of the “best friend” they went to talk with him, but he had hired a lawyer and had very little to say. Through investigation it was learned that shortly after Bluford was murdered his “best friend” left town, checking into a motel in another city with one guest. According to the “best friend” after dinner Bluford requested to be dropped off at someone else’s home and he was not sure where Bluford went after being dropped off.

 

Police are hoping that after 4-years somebody is feeling guilty about having knowledge of this murder and that nobody was held accountable, especially now that they can remain anonymous through East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers.

 

Bluford’s family would like answers to who killed their brother, cousin and uncle.

 

If you have any information regarding this case REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by calling 865-215-7165, going online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or through the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward.

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Murder of Derrick Perry Jr.
December 12, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

On September 19, 2020 at about 2 am Knoxville Police responded to 3623 Lilac Avenue in East Knoxville where they found Derrick Perry Jr., 19 suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

 

Derrick graduated from Austin-East High School 4 months prior to his murder. He left behind a daughter, mother, and numerous other family and friends.

 

Derrick’s mother, Toya Johnson said, “Each time a child dies at the hands of a shooter it brings her back to the day Derrick was murdered.”

 

Knoxville Police Investigators are seeking any information regarding the murder of Derrick Perry Jr. If you have any information regarding his murder you can REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165, online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward. 

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Shooting Death of Joseph Hines
December 07, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

Knoxville Police Investigators are seeking information on the shooting death of Joseph Hines, 27 of Knoxville. KPD responded to a call of an unresponsive man at around 5:25 am on Monday, December 6, 2021 in the area of Juanita Cannon Street.

If you have any information regarding the murder of Hines you are urged to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by calling 865-215-7165, going online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or using the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward.
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Four Years and Still No Answers
December 05, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

On Sunday, May 28, 2017 Charles “Chucky” Norman Brown was shot while in the front yard of his home at 1921 E. Fifth Avenue in Knoxville. Many words have been used to describe Brown such as energetic, lively, friendly, God-fearing, and loving. Sadly, one more word is used when talking about Brown and that word is “mystery,” his family and friends wonder to this day who killed Chucky.

 

Daughter, Haley Hill is hopeful that with East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers those who know what happened and who killed her father will come forward. Hill says, “these last four years have been difficult. He was nice to everyone. I don’t see how anyone could hurt him.”

 

Brown was survived by his father, two daughters, Haley and Tesla, and several siblings, nieces and nephews.

 

If you have any information regarding the murder of Charles “Chucky” Norman Brown you are urged to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward. 

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REMAIN ANONYMOUS & Make a Difference
November 24, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

We are coming up on the 4-month anniversary of the murder of JohnKelian “John-John” Mathis’ death at the annual Lonsdale Homecoming and Knoxville Police Investigators are still seeking information surrounding his murder.

On August 7, 2021 100’s upon 100’s of people gathered for the annual Lonsdale Homecoming celebration when shortly after midnight on August 8th shots were fired and a fight broke out leaving one person dead, two suffering non-life-threatening injuries and another severely beaten. The question remains who shot John-John?

Now that time has passed East TN Valley Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information, cell phone video, pictures, any small bit of information to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and contact Crime Stoppers.

John-John, 17 was a senior at Austin-East HS where he excelled in sports and was starting his senior year with a 3.25 GPA. John-John was known for his infectious smile and laugh and being a young entrepreneur in creating his own t-shirt company, YBC.  John-John left behind his parents and many brothers and sisters as well as many other family members and friends who are all left to grieve his passing.

Help his family, if you have any information, no matter how small you think it might be, REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward.

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"People Know Who Did It"
November 21, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

“People know who did it” were words spoken by Alfred Conley about the 2010 murder of family friend DaChanna Dotson, 17. Little did he know the same words could be spoken about his murder 2 years later.

 

On March 5, 2012 Alfred “Al” Conley, 45 passed away after being shot multiple times at 402 McConnell Street, Lot P in Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

Al was survived in death by his mothers, 5 children and 2 step-children as well as a host of family and friends who had to come to grips with their loss. They all deserve to know who killed Al and know that someone holds the key to Al’s murder. The hope is enough time has passed that whatever stopped them from coming forward in 2012 will not stop them from contact East Tennessee Crime Stoppers now.

 

If you have any information on the murder of Alfred “Al” Conley REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. Your tip, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant may be just what Knoxville Police Investigators need to bring the Conley family closure. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward.

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2021 Sees 3 Cousins Murdered by Gun Violence
November 17, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

On July 28, 2021 at around 5 pm Martaysha Flack, 20 was found in the parking lot of Holston Oaks Apartments in a vehicle suffering from at least one fatal gunshot wound. Also found was a male victim suffering from at least one, non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Martaysha, better known as Tay by her family and friends died 11 short days after her cousin Chaka Sligh, 36 was shot on East Fifth Avenue and 4 months after losing their cousin, Jamarion “Dada” Gillette, 15 to a shooting on Cherokee Trail.

Tay’s cousin David Gillette says Tay was, “full of life, joy, laughter; beautiful person to be around. Pretty much the life of the party.”

She was attending the Paul Mitchell School of Beauty and is survived by her parents, siblings and daughter A’Moura.

All three of these murders remain unsolved and the Knoxville Police along with their families are asking anyone with information on any of these murders to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app
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A Young Son Loses His Daddy
November 14, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

On New Year’s Day in 2017 Brandon Moles, 22 was killed in what Knoxville Police believe was a dispute over illegal drugs.

 

Knoxville Police responded to a call at the Western Heights apartments at around 10 pm regarding gunshots. Upon arrival Officers located Brandon Moles in the 1700 block of Jourolman Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to UTMC where he was pronounced deceased.

 

KPD Investigators have followed several leads since 2017 and conducted a re-canvassing of the neighborhood in hopes of developing more clues, more leads, but they are still seeking the clue that will bring closure to Moles’ family.

When Brandon passed he left behind many friends and family including his parents, several siblings and a young son, Jordan who misses his daddy. They all want to know who killed Brandon.

 

If you have any information regarding this case REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward.

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Family Mourns Again
November 10, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

Chaka Sligh, 36 was shot while heading down the 2700 block of East Fifth Avenue in East Knoxville at about 3:10 am on July 17, 2021. Chaka was riding in a car with a friend when a passing vehicle opened fire striking Chaka. Chaka’s friend sped off down Central Street where Knoxville Police Officers were flagged down. Officers called for an ambulance who transported her to UTMC where she was later pronounced dead.

Chaka’s aunt, Regina King, along with the rest of her family are once again mourning the loss of a family member. King said she has lost two nephews and now her niece from shootings. Chaka’s cousin, Jamarion “Dada” Gillette, 15 was killed in a shooting on March 9, 2021 on Cherokee Trail Way.

Chaka is survived by three children, two daughters and a son.

If you have any information on this shooting or any of the others that have taken place in Knoxville REMAIN ANONYMOUS and Submit a Tip to East TN Valley Crime Stoppers online at www.easttnvalleycrimestoppers.org or via the P3 TIPS app. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a CASH reward.

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