The Knox County Sheriff’s Office now has the man in custody who was involved in a domestic incident while traveling down I-75 earlier Saturday. Zachary Childers, 20, was found by the KCSO Criminal Warrants Division in Anderson County around 1:30. He was taken into custody without incident, and charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. He is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond. Childers was arrested in September on aggravated assault.
The suspect’s wife, 22 year old Dacey Childers, was treated and released from TennovaNorth earlier in the day.
A domestic incident that ended with a wreck resulted in a chain of events that sent three officers to the hospital. The incident began shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday when a couple driving down I-75 North began arguing. The woman was driving; her husband grabbed the wheel forcing the car into the concrete guard rail between Emory Road and Raccoon Valley. She was injured. He fled the scene and KCSO officers are looking for him. The female victim was taken to U.T. Medical Center for treatment. Their names are being withheld as the investigation continues.
While a Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer, two Knox County Officers, and a Knox County Reserve Officer were at the scene, a drunk driver crashed into a KCSO cruiser and the cruiser then hit a THP car. The Reserve Officer was not injured. Two Deputies and the THP Officer were taken to U.T. Medical Center. Deputy Anthony Rathbone was admitted and is being treated for a knee injury. The other two were treated and released.
The drunk driver was unconscious at the scene and was also treated and released at U.T. Hospital then taken into custody and charged by THP.
KCSO is handling the domestic incident. More details on the incident and the condition of Officer Rathbone will be released and posted as they become available.
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