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Scam Alert


There have been several reports over the last week of a scam involving a caller using the name of Sergeant Davis with the Knox County Sheriff's Office.  This call includes being told you have a warrant because you did not come in for DNA testing.  If you receive a call from someone claiming to be Sergeant Davis, telling you that you have a warrant and it can be put on hold if you deposit cash, crypto currency, or any other form of payment, THIS IS A SCAM.

No law enforcement officer will ever call to inform you that you have a warrant, nor would an law enforcement officer accept payment to stop a warrant.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to be Sergeant Davis or any other law enforcement officer, asking you to make a payment of any kind, end the call immediately and make a report with your local police department.

Sergeant Davis does make pone contact with witnesses, victims, and suspects to ask questions and schedule interviews.  If you suspect a call is a scam, you are welcome to hang up and call the Knox County Sheriff's Office at (309) 345-3773 or the non-emergency line at (309) 343-9151 to confirm that Sergeant Davis is trying to contact you.