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TBI Agents Arrest Two in Knox County on Fugitive Warrants from Williamsburg Ky for sex crimes

Updated: May 4, 2020

From the TBI -

Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two Knox County men who were wanted by law enforcement officers in Kentucky.

The month long investigation results in the apprehension of two Knoxville males wanted for sex crimes

On May 1, 2020 18 year-old Hunter Z. Cole and 20 year-old Zachary T. Munsey, both of Knoxville, TN were arrested at their residence, and taken into custody, by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and Deputies with the Knox County TN Sheriff's Office.

Williamsburg Police obtained arrest warrants for both suspects, after a one month lengthy investigation, that was initiated on March 29, 2020 within the city limits. The arrests are the result of an incident that occurred at a local motel, on March 28, 2020 where both suspects allegedly had unlawful sexual contact with a minor under the age of sixteen, which involved illegal controlled substances.

WPD Officer Dorman Patrick Jr. and Detective David Rowe jointly conducted the investigation which led to the arrests. The investigation is ongoing and both suspects are currently lodged in the Knox County TN Jail and are awaiting extradition back to Kentucky. Agencies assisting with the investigation consisted of A.H.I.D.T.A (Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), the London FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), the Knoxville TN Police Department and the Whitley County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. WPD Officer Steven Hill assisted also.

Once Cole is extradited he will face charges of Prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor, three counts of Possession/Viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, Unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree (Illegal controlled substance, victim under 16 y/o), and Rape 2nd degree.

Munsey will face charges of Sexual abuse 2nd degree, and Unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree (Illegal controlled substance, victim under 16 y/o)

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