Investigation into North Knox County car theft leads to four arrests

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Four people were arrested after a two-hour investigation into a stolen vehicle in North Knox County near Brown Gap Wednesday.

James Bright, 34, was charged with evading arrest and possession of stolen property and three counts of aggravated assault with a handgun. Kevin Presley 37, was charged with evading arrest and possession of stolen property. 

Ashley O’Mary and Joshua Graves were also arrested on charges of methamphetamine possession.

According to a Knox County Sheriff’s Office release, deputies responded to a reported stolen vehicle on Norris Freeway. Three victims at the scene of the incident say a man loaded a magazine into a handgun and pointed it at them before absconding with the car. 

The stolen vehicle was seen driving East on Emory Rd before turning onto Brown Gap Rd and into a driveway. 

Bright was captured in the cow field behind the residence. Presley was discovered in the residence of the home after the residents, O’Mary and Graves, admitted he was hiding in the house. 

A subsequent search of the house lead to the discovery of 11.5 grams of methamphetamine and a handgun in O’Mary and Graves’ bedroom. 

After showing the handgun to the victims of the vehicle theft, it was determined it was the weapon used by Bright during the commission of the crime. 

All four suspects were arrested without incident. 

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