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Police standoff ends peacefully at Knoxville apt. complex

Police standoff ends peacefully at Knoxville apt. complex

A police standoff that included a SWAT team and negotiators and led to the shutdown of a Knoxville thoroughfare ended peacefully late Tuesday night about an hour and a half after it began, Knoxville police said.

Around 10:00 p.m., a woman called 911 from the Big Oak Apartments on Middlebrook Pike near I-640 and said her ex-boyfriend, Christopher Lyons, was outside her apartment.

Investigators said the woman had two small children inside with her, including one fathered by the suspect.

Two injured in overnight shooting at West Knoxville club

Two injured in overnight shooting at West Knoxville club

The Knoxville Police Department has released the names of the two victims and the suspect in a West Knoxville club shooting early Saturday morning. 

Police said Jeffery Mize, 30, and Elder Vasquez, 33, are still recovering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

Authorities confirmed they arrested Ignacio Vidales, 33, from Oak Ridge in connection with the shooting.  Officers said he has been charged with aggravate assault.

Car pulled from water at Carl Cowan Park was stolen

Car pulled from water at Carl Cowan Park was stolen

Knox County sheriff's officials say a car found underwater at Carl Cowan Park Monday was stolen from a Knoxville man's driveway.

A witness called authorities shortly after 2 a.m. after seeing a vehicle roll into the water at the park on South Northshore Drive in West Knox County.

Rural/Metro Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene.  Knoxville Rescue Squad Divers discovered a submerged 2005 Ford Five Hundred with no one inside. The keys were inside the vehicle, and a rock had been placed on the gas pedal.

Middlebrook Pike tire thief captured on tape

Middlebrook Pike tire thief captured on tape

A Knoxville businessman hopes video nails a tire thief.

"Hopefully we can put an end to his criminal career and he turns over a new leaf," said Mike Lewis, owner of Mike Lewis State Farm Insurance Agency.

Lewis is both an insurance agent and car dealer.  His businesses are located at 9044 Middlebrook Pike.

Four tires were stolen from a BMW convertible for sale in his office parking lot around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. 

A surveillance camera captured the suspect in action.