Sex offender arrested, accused of altering birth certificate

Sex offender arrested, accused of altering a minor's birth certificate

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Don Allen Coleman (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Don Allen Coleman (Source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A convicted sex offender was arrested Tuesday on charges that he altered the birth certificate of a minor.

Don Allen Coleman, 36, was taken into custody without incident being indicted by the Grand Jury for multiple counts of violation of the sex offender registry, perjury, and tampering or fabricating evidence for altering the birth certificate of a minor.

In the indictment, Coleman is accused of changing the birth certificate of a child to reflect himself as the biological father so that he could live with the child.

Coleman was arrested at his home on Bays Mountain Road in South Knox County just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Coleman was listed on the sex offenders registry because of a conviction for aggravated sexual battery of a minor in 2005.

He is currently being held at the Knox County Detention Facility on an $80,000 bond.

The Sex Offenders Registry Enforcement Unit conducts investigations and compliance checks on sex offenders.

If you have information regarding a sex offender, please submit it to crimetips@knoxsheriff.org or call (865) 215-2243

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