Tennessee Senator Art Swann- Hosts Reception Honoring Blount County First Responders

Community, Police & Government
Sheriff James Berrong would like to thank Tennessee Senator Art Swann for hosting a reception honoring Blount County’s first responders and their families Thursday evening. The reception was held at the Blount County Communications center, and invitees represented first responder agencies from across Blount County. In addition to Senator Swann, other dignitaries included Tennessee’s Lt. Governor Randy McNally, Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, Representative Jerome Moon, and Representative Lowell Russell.
Thank you for the honor and for working hard for our state, Senator Swann! We appreciate you!

Missing Run Away Juvenile- Maryville TN

Community, Police & Government
MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for information that leads investigators to the location and custody of a 17-year-old runaway who left school on September 26 and never returned home.
On September 26, the father of Aliya Ingram, age 17, reported to deputies that his daughter left Heritage High School that day without permission and has not returned home. Investigators believe that Aliya is with another 17-year-old female.
Sheriff’s investigators are following all leads as to Aliya’s whereabouts. Friends and family members reported that they have spoken to Aliya on the phone over the past couple of weeks, and she also called Blount County Communications to say she is okay.
If you know the whereabouts of Aliya Ingram, please call Investigations at the Blount County Sheriff’s Office at (865)273-5001 during normal business hours, or the Blount County Communications non-emergency number at (865)983-3620. You may also remain anonymous by calling the Sheriff’s Office Crime Hotline at (865)273-5200, or you can leave an anonymous tip on the TipSoft Anonymous Tip System on the Sheriff’s Office website at www.bcso.com under the “How Do I” tab.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department Offering Child Safety Clinic

Community, Police & Government
MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – The Sheriff’s Office is joining with the Blount County Fire Department to host a child safety seat clinic Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Heritage High School, 3741 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. This is the perfect opportunity to have your child safety seat checked and/or installed by certified child safety seat technicians.
We are also offering clinics in October and November. Please read the attached for additional information.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Blount County Fire Department Host Child Safety Clinic

MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced the Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Blount County Fire Department to host a child safety seat clinic today, August 6 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Mary Blount Elementary School, located at 131 S. Old Glory Road in Maryville.
Trained and certified child passenger safety seat technicians will be on hand to provide child car seat installation. This clinic is an opportunity to ensure the child safety seat fits your vehicle, your child, and are safely and securely anchored in the vehicle.
Additional child safety seat clinics will be held throughout the year, and we will make notification of our upcoming clinics via our Facebook page.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office is Asking for Public Help After a Hit and Run

Community, Police & Government
MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE – Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual who was involved in a hit and run accident on Peach Orchard Road Thursday afternoon that took the life of a Maryville man.
Gary C. Burchfield, age 82, of Peach Orchard Road, Maryville, was pronounced deceased at Blount Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon. An autopsy on Mr. Burchfield was performed this morning at the Knox County Regional Forensic Center. The preliminary results of the autopsy confirmed that the injuries Mr. Burchfield sustained appear to be consistent with being struck by a vehicle.
At around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to the 2700 block of Peach Orchard Road to the report of an injured man lying near the roadway. He was taken by AMR Ambulance Service to BMH and was pronounced deceased a short time later.
Deputies are asking individuals who live near 2752 Peach Orchard Road and who have security cameras installed around their homes to check your cameras to see if the incident may have been captured on camera. We would also like to hear from any individuals who may have information or may have been an eyewitness to the accident. The accident likely occurred at around 1 p.m. Thursday.
Please call the non-emergency number at Blount County Communications at (865)983-3620 or the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Office at (865)273-5155 if you have any information that may assist in solving this case.

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