Man taken into custody after fleeing deputies in Fountain City

Crime and Courts

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Anthony Jerome Hamilton Jr. has been taken into custody.

The Knox County Sherriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Criminal Warrants was searching for Hamilton on Monday morning. He is wanted on drug and stalking charges.

Sheriff’s Office detectives tried to serve warrants on him at a residence in Fountain City. Hamilton, 26, fled on foot.

The residence he was staying at was near Central High School. The school was placed on lockdown as a result of his fleeing. The lockdown has since been lifted.

Law enforcement officers were able to catch up with him at Shannondale Road and Tazewell Pike. Hamilton was arrested without incident and more charges will be forthcoming, according to the KCSO.

Hamilton has warrants for manufacturing and distribution of schedule I drugs, aggravated stalking,
coercion of a witness, and several violations of conditional release. 

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