Three arrested in search for fugitive

October 17, 2017

A fugitive with out-of-state warrants is behind bars after Knox County deputies caught up with him.


On the morning of Thursday, Oct. 5, the Sheriff’s Office was notified that Jimmy Davis, 50, of Artemus, was hiding out at a mobile home on Hollow Creek Road in Flat Lick. David was wanted for a fugitive warrant out of Gwinnett County Georgia. Deputies investigated cautiously, as the Sheriff’s Department had received word that Davis armed and had made threats toward law enforcement.

For approximately an hour, deputies surveyed the residence and discovered Davis along with two other individuals and a five-year-old child.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff Mike Smith, along with Deputies Claude Hudson, Pat Clouse, Sgt. Carl Bolton and William Stewart made their move. The officials gained entry to the residence and quickly arrested Davis without incident.

When searching the residence, authorities discovered a large amount of crystal methamphetamine already packaged for sale, three firearms, over $1,350 in cash, as well as various drug paraphernalia.

Along with Davis, deputies arrested the homeowner, Donald Victor Murray, 43, charging with first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Because there was a child at the residence while illegal activity was being conducted and nothing in the refrigerator to feed the child, Murray also received the charge of first degree wanton endangerment. Social Services was contacted to assist the child.

Danielle Renae Gibson, 32, of Flat Lick, was also arrested on a Knox County warrant for failure to pay child support.

Davis, Murray, and Gibson were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.