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Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell Awarded Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell Awarded Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award

Morristown Police Department Sergeant Travis Stansell has been awarded the Inaugural Leadership Legacy Award.  He was surprised during a ceremony for the Morristown-Hamblen Air Force JROTC on April 29, 2021.  The award is presented to members of the community who have a positive meaningful impact on the program and the community. Sergeant Stansell has served […]

Morristown Police Ask For Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

Morristown Police Ask For Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

Morristown Police are asking for help identifying suspects in the armed robbery of Cherokee Market March 15, 2021. Two young males entered the market located at 2710 Cherokee Drive at approximately 9:15 pm and, as one pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded money.  The suspects loaded the money into a gray duffel bag and […]

Northeastern Tennessee’s Newest Recreation and Events Megaplex Breaks Ground

Northeastern Tennessee’s Newest Recreation and Events Megaplex Breaks Ground

The City of Morristown celebrated the groundbreaking of their newest recreation and events venue, Morristown Landing. The ceremony took place on March 12 on the site where the event center will be located, adjacent to the Public Works facility on Merchants Greene Boulevard. Construction has begun on the 100,000 square-foot indoor recreation, wellness, and events […]

Human Remains Found In Panther Creek State Park, Identified As Joseph William Ricker

Human Remains Found In Panther Creek State Park, Identified As Joseph William Ricker

The Morristown Police Department has been informed that human remains found last week in Panther Creek State Park have been identified as 28-year-old Joseph William Ricker. MPD investigators have been searching for Mr. Ricker since he was reported missing by his family in late August. The Morristown Police Department sends condolences to Mr. Ricker’s family […]

Two Individuals with Counterfeit Bills Charged

Two Individuals with Counterfeit Bills Charged

Two individuals have been charged after being found in possession of counterfeit money and a stolen car on Monday afternoon. The Morristown Police Department (MPD) has seen an increase in reports of counterfeit money, specifically ten- and twenty-dollar bills, being circulated to local businesses in recent weeks. Justin Easton, 35, and Jessica Miller, 23, both […]

Morristown Police Ask Public’s Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Death Investigation

Morristown Police Ask Public’s Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Death Investigation

The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a person of interest in a death investigation. This individual was the last known person to see a man who was found deceased on May 18, 2020 at Days Inn on East Andrew Johnson Highway. Attached are photos from the hotel cameras on that […]

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic Police Academy

MPD Officers Graduate Walters State Basic 				Police Academy

Left to Right: Front Row – Bain, Cameron, Second Row – Chief Roger D. Overholt, Third Row – Alexander, Fourth Row – Reed, Fifth Row – Donahoo Walters State Community College’s Police Academy Class 115 graduated on March 24, 2020. Morristown Police Department’s (MPD) newest officers, Jason Alexander, Blake Bain, Hunter Donahoo, Michael Cameron and […]

Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Morristown Police Seeking Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect at Papa John’s Pizza, January 5, 2020

Photos courtesy of Morristown Police Department The Morristown Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at Papa John’s Pizza. Just before noon, January 5, 2020 a white male in his mid-20’s to early-30’s described as clean-shaven and approximately 6’ tall weighing about 200 pounds robbed […]

Morristown Police Department K-9 Teams Receive Awards

Morristown Police Department K-9 Teams Receive Awards

Two MPD K-9 Teams received top awards at the annual K-9 recertification training hosted by the Sevierville Police Department. Officer Paul Pressley and K-9 Juno competed against six other explosive ordnance teams. The teams were scored on several scenarios throughout the week with the MPD team receiving the highest score and taking top honors. Officer […]

Hamblen County Trustee Indicted on Multiple Counts Including Theft

Hamblen County Trustee Indicted on Multiple Counts Including Theft

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, working in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has resulted in the indictment of John Baskette, the current trustee of Hamblen County. Investigators determined that Baskette withheld $89,478.81 in cash that was collected by the trustee’s office between November 5, 2018 and December 8, 2018. Baskette admitted […]

Morristown Police Ask for Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Teen

Morristown Police Ask for Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Teen

UPDATE: Missing Teen Has Been Found Morristown Police Department investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Pedro Velazquez. He was reported missing on August 4, 2019. Pedro is a white male, 5’ 7” tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information concerning Pedro Velazquez’s whereabouts is […]

Robert Allen Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Robert Allen Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Robert “Skeeter” Allen, 50, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Felon in Possession of a Handgun following a day-long search by members of the Morristown Police Department Criminal Apprehension Unit, investigators, patrol, and Special Response Team Members. The charges stem from a shooting which occurred just after midnight in which 24-year-old Jarell […]

Innovative Partnership is Key to Financing New Industry

Innovative Partnership is Key to Financing New Industry

“This unique funding partnership is a great example of how good things can happen when entities work together across conventional boundaries for the greater good of the local economy.” That’s the way Appalachian Electric Cooperative (AEC) General Manager Greg Williams characterizes the innovative arrangement that is making it possible for a new industry to locate […]

MPD Explosive Ordinance Detection Unit Participates in ATF Explosives Training

MPD Explosive Ordinance Detection Unit Participates in ATF Explosives Training

The Morristown Police Department (MPD) Explosive Ordinance Detection Unit participated in an Alcohol Tobacco Firearms (ATF) Explosives training on July 26, 2018. The training was held at the Knox county training facility. Instructors for the training are from the ATF’s National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR). The center is based in Huntsville, AL. […]

Morristown Police Officer Involved Shooting

Morristown Police Officer Involved Shooting

Morristown Police officers observed a man wanted on several outstanding warrants sitting in a vehicle on Hayter Drive in south Morristown at approximately 9:30 am this morning. When the officers attempted to take the man into custody, he used his Mercury Grand Marquis to ram officers’ vehicles in an attempt to escape. Officers were in […]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Van Hool NV to Establish First US Manufacturing Facility in Morristown

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Van Hool NV to Establish First US Manufacturing Facility in Morristown

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Van Hool NV officials announced today that the Belgian company will establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Morristown and create nearly 640 jobs over the next five years. Van Hool, a family-owned Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, […]

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