Briefs for May 16, 2022

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Police standoff ends peacefully 

A police standoff in East Knoxville lasted for nearly four hours Saturday afternoon before the suspect finally surrendered peacefully, officials said.

The incident began about 1 p.m. when Knoxville Police Department officers went to a home in the 500 block of South Castle Street looking for 19-year-old Dathan Remy, a KPD spokesperson said.

Remy was wanted on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated robbery stemming from an incident that apparently took place at the Castle Street address the previous night.

“Special Operations Squad personnel responded to the scene in an effort to take him into custody,” the spokesperson said. “After several hours of negotiations, Remy exited the home at around 4:45 p.m. and was taken into custody without incident.”

A female was also taken into custody following the standoff, but her name wasn’t released and it wasn’t immediately clear if she was facing criminal charges.

Further information about the Friday incident that led to the charges against Remy wasn’t released over the weekend.

Eliminating traffic harm is Vision Zero Knoxville’s goal 

The goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and traffic accidents that cause serious injuries may sound a bit utopian to some folks, but others believe it’s a goal worth shooting for. 

Vision Zero Knoxville, a coalition dedicated to achieving those goals, will hold its first meeting this afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Avenue.

Panelists will include representatives from the Knoxville Police Department, the  City of Knoxville – Government Engineering Department, Bike Walk Knoxville and Knoxville-Knox County Planning. 

Residents can attend the meeting in person or livestream it at: https://www.facebook.com/events/529152768688247/.


Pedestrian killed in West Knoxville

An unidentified man was killed Friday afternoon on Interstate 40 in West Knoxville when he was struck by a tractor-trailer, authorities said.

Crash reconstruction investigators from the Knoxville Police Department responded to the scene and are leading the investigation.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that a man ran into the road for reasons that remain unknown at this time and was subsequently struck by a tractor-trailer traveling east on I-40. The man was pronounced dead at the scene,” a KPD statement on social media said. 

No further information was immediately released.

Published on May 16, 2022.