Knoxville man convicted for carjacking, assaulting 75-year-old mother

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A Knoxville man was convicted for carjacking and assaulting his 75-year-old mother and physically disabled brother in May 2017.

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen’s Elder Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions against Kevin Lane, 53.

Lane was convicted of carjacking, robbery, domestic assault and several other misdemeanors.

In a 3-day trial, Assistant District Attorney Andrea Kline and Deputy District Attorney Leland Price explained that on May 4th, 2017, Lane entered his mother’s home without permission, shoved his mother, grabbed her arm, which caused bruising and broke her glasses.

Lane also shoved his physically disabled brother to the ground, punched him in the chest and kicked him in the leg. He then stole the keys to his mother’s vehicle and left the scene.

Lane has five prior felony convictions for Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, and Theft. He also has several misdemeanor convictions for Domestic Assault, Theft, Resisting Arrest, and drug offenses.

Due to his prior convictions, Lane is facing between twenty and thirty years in prison on the Carjacking conviction.

Lane is set for sentencing on July 20.

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