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October 25, 2013 Contact: Marian O'Briant


One of Blount County's Most Wanted captured in Knoxville

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said one of Blount County's Ten Most Wanted was captured in Knoxville earlier today.

Frederick Arnold McMahan, 50, Eagleton Road, Maryville, was wanted for violating his community corrections as well as two other felony warrants for failure to report to prison to serve a court-ordered sentence. In 2012, McMahan was sentenced to prison for delivery of Schedule II and IV controlled substances within a school zone, and one count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. McMahan eluded capture for several months until today when investigators with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force received intelligence that led them to McMahan's location in the parking lot of a business on Strawberry Plains Pike in Knox County late this morning.

Two other individuals were taken into custody at that location. Kathleen Craig Knox, 64, Eagleton Road, Maryville, and Vicki Sue Thompson, 54, Columbus Street, Maryville, were each charged with accessory after the fact felony failure to appear, conspiracy to deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone) in a school zone, and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone) with intent to resell in a school zone.

Drug Task Force investigators also seized two vehicles, three firearms, and hundreds of pills. Investigators are also seeking forfeiture of approximately $20,000 in currency. Additional charges could be forthcoming.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office assisted with transporting the individuals to the Blount County Detention Facility.

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers with the Blount County Sheriff's Office, Alcoa Police Department, and Maryville Police Department, as well as the Blount County Attorney General's Office.

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