Some people are remembered for the things they’ve done before death. Others are remembered solely for their death. This is the story of one such case. This is the story of Mexican-American War veteran, General William Richard Caswell. While General Caswell’s heroic endeavors have been long forgotten, his death remains a popular tale in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.
On Wednesday afternoon, a 39-year-old man was arrested after fleeing from a traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Eugene, Oregon. At roughly 3:30 PM, a trooper attempted to stop a white 2012 Chrysler 300 near milepost 195. The driver, who was ultimately identified as Harold Deandre Jones, was observed traveling at a high rate of speed.
Okinawa Police say a U.S. marine struck and killed a 61-year-old Japanese man in Okinawa, Japan early Sunday morning. Twenty-one-year-old Nicholas James-McLean collided with a mini-truck driven by 61-year-old Hidemasa Taira who was later pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
On Monday night, a man in Arlington, Texas crashed into a house before being arrested by local police. Arlington police say the suspected drunk driver was found hiding in a bush after crashing into the home. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the home on the 2700 block of Blue Quail Drive.
Throughout American history murder stories have emerged, some gained nationwide attention, while others were only mentioned on a local level. It is true that some murders, especially those committed by serial killers, will live on forever. One story that drew nationwide attention and was talked about for years was the murder of Knoxville’s prominent businessman, Leroy David Harth.
Last Saturday, a man in Australia found himself drunk and hungry. He did what he thought was best. He drove to his local McDonald’s and ordered some chicken nuggets. The suspect took things a little too far and his night ended in the slammer. Police claim that the man drove through the McDonald’s drive-through four times after becoming angry that nuggets were not on the breakfast menu.
Prosecutors said a Granite Bay man was sentenced to prison for the rape of an intoxicated woman. In 2015, 23-year-old Connor Guzman and the victim consumed a large quantity of liquor at a Super Bowl party in Butte County. Approximately 5 a.m., the intoxicated woman went to bed fully dressed.
Spectators called 911 to report an intoxicated man acting “extremely bizarre” and covered in blood Monday afternoon. Officers responding to the EZ-Mart BP Gas Station in Northern Michigan located the suspect at a mobile home located next to the gas station.
For some reason, liquor stores are hot targets for thieves and robbers. On Tuesday just before noon, a liquor store in Greeley, Colorado fell prey to armed robbers. Police in the city are now on the hunt for the two suspects.
Anger in the United States is currently at a fever pitch. Heated confrontations take place daily and the subject matters range from race to gender and even politics. Today, these confrontations often take place digitally through social media. In the 1900s, the fights were far more severe and far deadlier. This the story of one such deadly riot. This is the story of Knoxville, Tennessee’s race riot.
The 1919 Knoxville Riot was a part of Red Summer, which refers to the summer and autumn of 1919. During this period of time, race riots took place throughout the United States and hundreds of people were killed. Property damage was massive.