A year-old North Knox County man wanted for a of alleged sex crimes surrendered Wednesday after a standoff at his trailer, authorities said. Shortly before 3 p. When he saw the officers, he brandished a handgun and barricaded himself inside.
Dozens of sheriff's deputies responded to the scene, and Dinwiddie surrendered a few minutes before 5 p.
Dinwiddie was in contact with a sister throughout much of the standoff, and Jones credited her with helping officers convince him to give up. Andy Berke has reed after being cited in an Internet prostitution sting.
Berke, a Chattanooga Democrat, said Christopher Smith reed last week after being charged by Nashville police with a misdemeanor. Smith, 28, was among 18 people charged.
Police said the men solicited prostitutes from the Craigslist Web site and then struck deals for sex with an undercover officer. Rogers, 30, made her first request for early release in a Wednesday parole hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women, where she has been an inmate since mid The former beauty queen's scheduled release date is Warren County prosecutors sent a letter objecting to parole for the former Centertown Elementary School gym teacher.
Rogers' father spoke on her behalf, and her mother wrote a letter. The recommendation against granting parole goes to the board for a final decision in coming weeks.
Rogers pleaded no contest to charges of having intercourse and oral sex with the student. She first served six months in jail and got probation.
She was sent to prison after sending the boy explicit pictures of herself. Mayor Kenneth B. Hollis is accused of using city funds for personal use, including fuel for his personal vehicle and various other items used for personal gain. The TBI said Wednesday it began the investigation in September last year after questions about city finances.
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