Home   |  Staff   |  Local News   |  Area Events   |  Birthdays   |  Photos   |  Contact Us   |  Employment
 
Monday, October 09, 2017

Jefferson City fatal incident
Two officers were injured Friday night in Jefferson City. Just before 11:30 PM, Jefferson City officers responded to a disturbance on West Ellis Street. Upon arrival, officers approached the residence on foot where they encountered an SUV that was parked in the driveway. Officers approached the vehicle to speak with the occupants when the vehicle suddenly sped toward the officers, forcing both to jump from the vehicle’s path. Other officers in the area were notified of the suspect vehicle's description and direction of travel. A short time later, Jefferson City Sgt. Scott Winstead notified the other units by radio that he had been involved in a serious car crash at the intersection of George Ave. and King St., only a few blocks from the initial incident. Officers responded and quickly determined that the vehicle that struck Sgt. Winstead was the vehicle that had fled West Ellis Street moments earlier. Police say it was apparent that the suspect vehicle failed to stop at the intersection and had struck the Sgt. Winstead's cruiser at a high rate of speed. Several nearby Carson-Newman University students noticed that the patrol car had caught fire. They immediately extinguished the flames while they and arriving officers pulled the entrapped sergeant and Carson Newman Public Safety Officer Lucas Trent from the vehicle. Police Chief Andy Dossett said the heroic actions of the students likely saved both officers. Sgt. Winstead and Trent were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center by Lifestar but t6oday a hospital spokeswoman said neither man remains hospitalized. The unidentified male occupant in the SUV was transported to UT Medical Center and one unidentified female occupant died at the scene. Sgt. Winstead, a 25 year veteran of the department, is assigned to Carson-Newman University as the supervisor of police operations. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is the investigating agency.


Return to Today's News Stories - Front Page

Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Farm Service Agency meet
  • SBA loans available
  • Social Security and livability
  • Jefferson County crash
  • Dover arrest

    Friday, August 17, 2018

  • Moore arrested in threat on Caldwell
  • Bush Brothers fined
  • Cocke County Partnership meet
  • Clint Hammonds
  • Newport/Parrottsville candidates
  • July unemployment
  • Dover arrest

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Speir arrest
  • Cardboard fire
  • Cocke County School Board meet
  • Jefferson City train/car crash

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • Cocke Grand Jury indictments
  • Newport City Council
  • Millington drug bust
  • Friends fundraiser

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

  • Nolichucky and Pigeon fish advisories
  • Finance committee lacks quorum
  • Infant death is investigated
  • Cocke inmate assaults
  • Highway 160 yard sale re-scheduled
  • TVA and renewable energy
  •    

    Home  |  Staff  |  Photos  |  Local News  |  Contact Us  |  Employment

    © 2007 92.3 WNPC - Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved