Tennessee: Knox County Sheriff notes DUI arrest of Henry Steelman for DUI murder of his son

Spent more on a tattoo than what a cab would cost and killed his son while DUI

Knox County Sheriff

 

Steven D. Steelman, Jr, of Knoxville who was arrested for vehicular homicide and DUI Sunday afternoon, is in the Roger D. Wilson Facility Tuesday evening.  Judge Patricia Long upped the charge to aggravated vehicular homicide and increased his bond to $230,000.  He bonded out yesterday morning on a $39,000 bond.  He was taken into custody Tuesday around 2 p.m.

The incident occurred Sunday shortly after noon when Steelman’s car slid across West Beaver Creek hitting a utility pole and a tree.  He told officers he was attempting to avoid another vehicle.

He also stated that he had consumed approximately a half gallon of moonshine and had been consuming drugs prior to driving the car.

According to the report, he was unsteady on his feet, had watery, red blood shot eyes, a slurred speech, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and breath.  A records check showed that Steelman was driving on a revoked license for a previous DUI conviction.  He consented to a field sobriety test and officers stated that he performed poorly.  He also consented to have a sample of his blood tested for alcohol.

Steelman’s 10 year old son, Steven Steelman III, was riding in the passenger’s side of the car and was pronounced dead at U.T. Medical Center.  Steelman’s 11 year old nephew was also injured and transported to U.T. for treatment.

 

CAMERON, STANTON MCGHEE D.O.B.
05-JUL-69
Address
515 SUMMERDALE KNOXVILLE TN 37934
Race:
White Male
IDN#: 124147
Case # Document Type Booked/Served Charge
@1072344 JAIL MITTIMUS (GS) 25-NOV-14 Q&A MITT TO SERVE 45 DAYS, CREDIT 7 DAYS; TO REPORT 11-24-2014 – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND
Bond Type: DENIED Bond Amount: DENIED
Court Date Case Division Court Event Court Role

Kerry Wayne Hill, DUI in Knoxville Tenn.

HILL, KERRY WAYNE D.O.B.
03-APR-79
Address
138 S VANGILDER PL KNOXVILLE TN 37915
Race:
Black Male
IDN#: 465751
Case # Document Type Booked/Served Charge
104273 REBOOK 24-NOV-14 REBOOK – FELONY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Bond Type: DENIED Bond Amount: DENIED
CONDITIONAL RELEASE 24-NOV-14 SPECIAL CONDITIONS: ONE THREE FOUR SEVEN NINE AND TEN
Bond Type: NONE Bond Amount:
Court Date Case Division Court Event Court Role
22-JAN-15 97380 DIVISION 1 REVOCATION DEFENDANT
22-JAN-15 93489 DIVISION 1 REVOCATION DEFENDANT

PAYNE, CHAUNNA L D.O.B.
20-JUN-92
Address
1056 NOD ST KNOXVILLE TN 37919
Race:
White Female
IDN#: 1261135
Case # Document Type Booked/Served Charge
@1079534 JAIL MITTIMUS (GS) 24-NOV-14 MITT TO SERVE TIME – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (FIRST OFFENSE)
Bond Type: DENIED Bond Amount: DENIED
DUE OUT TIME 24-NOV-14 DUE OUT TIME: 11-26-14 00:30
Bond Type: NONE Bond Amount:
Court Date Case Division Court Event Court Role
02-MAR-15 @1079534 DUI REPORT BACK DEFENDANT

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