Man Attempts to Light Gas Pumps on Fire

Knoxville (WVLT) - A man is facing assault and other charges after Police say he apparently tried to set fire to some gas pumps, then assaulted a convenience store clerk. Witnesses describe seeing the man between the Kenjo Market and the Family Inn on Rutledge Pike around 7:00 Friday night. He was not wearing a shirt and was covered in blood. Police say bystanders stopped him from setting Kenjo Market's pumps on fire and later subdued him when he tried to assault a store clerk. The man was apparently in a fight at the Family Inn prior to the incident at Kenjo Market. Police say he was covered in blood, because he had jumped through a glass window. He was taken to UT Medical Center for treatment. Police charged him with assault, resisting arrest and public intoxication. They have not yet released his name.


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 5183281 -
Gray Television, Inc.