Suspect who shot at deputy arrested, KCSO says

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office announced the suspect who fired at a deputy during a traffic stop was arrested.
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 3:11 PM EDT|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 9:56 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday they were searching for a suspect who shot at a deputy.

A patrol officer tried to conduct a traffic stop for reckless driving when the man driving a black Chevrolet pickup truck fired at least one shot at the deputy, according to officials.

Police said the shooting happened just after 11:00 A.M. on Monday near West Emory Road in Powell, according to court documents.

Deputy Van Buren said when he attempted to stop the truck, it began to flee. The suspect displayed a firearm and fired into the air near Sterchi Hills, a residential area.

Van Buren said in the report the suspect stopped on Haynes Sterchi Road near Ozark Road, got out of the truck, and pointed the gun in the direction of the officer, and then jumped back in the truck and continued to flee from officers.

The suspect drove away from the scene before ditching the truck on Sanford at Oak Crest and running away. Officers said body armor and a crack pipe was found in the passenger side floorboard of the truck.

Deputies arrested 51-year-old Floyd Allen Dalton just inside Anderson County. Dalton had outstanding warrants and was found with an accomplice, according to officials.

“Sheriff Tom Spangler commends the efforts by KCSO deputies and detectives to locate and take Dalton into custody without further incident. He’s also very thankful the deputy wasn’t injured in the incident this morning. Sheriff Spangler appreciates the assistance by Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker and his deputies this evening.”

KCSO Officials