Arrest warrant issued for Kenny Bartley

Published: Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:07 PM EST
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Knox County officials issued a warrant for a man previously convicted of shooting and killing a Campbell County High School assistant principal in 2005.

The warrant was issued for failure to appear in court on criminal trespassing charges against Kenny Bartley, now 26-years-old.

According to a misdemeanor citation, Bartley was seen at the Salvation Army on North Broadway in Knoxville after he was asked to leave multiple times on Nov. 27, 2017. Bartley allegedly refused to leave, even after the police were called.

Bartley was scheduled to appear in court on the criminal trespassing charges, but Knox County court officials told Local 8 News a warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to show up.

Bartley's trouble with law enforcement did not end after his conviction for the 2005 shooting. Since the Campbell County High School shooting, Local 8 News reported that in 2014, he was on supervised probation after he pleaded guilty to threatening his dad, resisting arrest and assaulting police officers in July. In October of that year, Bartley was held without bond following an alleged domestic abuse incident in which his mother, Rita Broyles, said her son had become violent with her, and she was scared for her life.

Two years later, Local 8 News reported Bartley had been released from the Campbell County Jail after serving time for a parole violation.