Friday, October 28, 2016

Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide in Knox County


On October 27, 2016, Judge Steve Sword sentenced Steven Dare Steelman, Jr. to thirty-two years, after a jury found him guilty in September of this year of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Driving under the Influence, Third Offense, Driving on a Revoked License, and Failure to Provide Evidence of Financial Responsibility. Steelman killed his ten year old son and severely injured his nephew in the November 23, 2014 crash in Knox County, Tennessee.


Assistant District Attorneys Joe Welker and Greg Eshbaugh showed proof of Steelman’s numerous felony convictions, allowing Judge Steve Sword to enhance Steelman’s sentence.

Great job Joe Welker and Greg Eshbaugh!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Austin Peay Students killed in crash

A Georgia man with a previous DUI has been charged in this tragic situation. Meanwhile, two families are left to greive.

Victim Training and MADD Night of Remembrance

We are honored to team with MADD to conduct a training concerning communications with victims on December 8-9 and attend the Night of Remembrance on the evening of the 8th.  If you are a prosecutor interested in the information and CLE credits, please contact Sherri.

Monday, October 17, 2016

DUI 3 Driver hits pedestrians. Kills one; Injures another

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Hendersonville man is facing his third DUI charge after he hit two pedestrians, killing one on Saturday.
Chris Solomon, 43, is expected to be charged with DUI, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.
According to police, he hit two pedestrians at 1:30 p.m. as they were walking along Donmond Drive near Air Float Drive.
Witnesses on the scene told News 2 the couple, who appeared to be in their 30s, had just bought chairs from a yard sale. They were reportedly going back to pick up the second set of chairs when they were hit.
“Sounded like he hit something substantial and I ran out to see what it was and found the people laying in the road and he was already gone,” a neighbor told News 2.
The man was taken to an emergency room in Hendersonville, and the woman went to the ER at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police told News 2 the male victim passed away from his injuries late Saturday night.
According to police, Solomon did not stop after hitting the pedestrians. Authorities caught up to him inside his car a few blocks away.
Solomon was taken into custody and booked into the Sumner County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

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