Oak Ridge woman charged with first degree murder

Published: Mar. 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM EDT
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Officers arrested an Oak Ridge woman and charged her with first degree murder.

Heather Renee Keylon, 31, was booked into the Knox County jail on Saturday, March 12. She is being held on a $1 million bond.

According to court documents, the child abuse unit is involved in the investigation.

Keylon has a criminal history that starts in 2004 with theft and public intoxication convictions after a dine and dash incident at Texas Roadhouse in Knoxville. At the time, Keylon admitted to officers she'd been smoking crack cocaine. She was sentenced to 11 months.

In 2005, she was convicted of robbery and sentenced to three years in prison.

In 2008, she was convicted of prostitution after she offered to exchange oral sex for $20 with a plain clothes officer. She was also convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also in 2008, she was convicted of driving with a suspended license. Officers pulled her over when they noticed she was driving without headlights on, among other violations.

In 2012, she was convicted of reckless driving and resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search. Officers say she admitted to drinking a few beers before driving and smelled like alcohol. They said she was belligerent when they tried to place her in handcuffs.

She has several other charges on her record that date back to 2003, but were dismissed.

This is a developing story. Stay with Local 8 News for new details as they become available.