KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has taken a suspect into custody after an active search that began Tuesday afternoon on Clinton Highway, according to a spokesperson.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Retail Theft Task Force received a report of a man possibly burglarizing cars in the parking lot of the Walmart on Walbrook Drive. Deputies located the suspect and attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the suspect drove off.
Airwatch followed the pursuit as patrol cars disengaged, according to a KCSO release. The suspect abandoned his vehicle near the Knox Landing apartments on 600 E. Inskip Drive.
The suspect, identified as 30-year-old David Joseph, was found in a nearby apartment and taken into custody.
Joseph also had two outstanding warrants for violations of probation on narcotics-related offenses. He will also be charged with driving on a suspended license, evading arrest, fleeing, reckless endangerment, speeding, possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Inskip Elementary was on lockdown due to the law enforcement activity in the area.