Jail Sergeant Makes Drug Bust
Shannon Donte Lewis
On Monday November 20, 2017, Jackson County Jail Sergeant Josh Clark located a large amount of drugs on an inmate during the booking process.
While Clark was performing a clothing exchange and search on Shannon Donte Lewis, 34 of Knoxville, Tennessee, he located several bags of drugs hidden on Lewis’ body. Lewis then started to run toward a restroom in an attempt to flush the drugs down the toilet.
Sergeant Clark quickly deployed his Taser on Lewis and it stopped him instantly. Lewis began to scream loudly while being Tasered which alerted other jail staff to come to Clark’s aid. All of the drugs were recovered.
Shannon Donte Lewis was initially remanded to the jail by Indiana State Police on other drug related charges, as well as Operating While Never Receiving a License.
Sargent Clark has filed a request for additional charges of Trafficking, a Level 5 Felony, Dealing Cocaine and Dealing Heroin, both Level 2 Felonies, Dealing a Schedule I Controlled Substance, a Level 6 Felony, and Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A-Misdemeanor.
Clark was assisted by Jail Officer Joe Barnes, Sergeant David Ridlen, Jail Nurse Ed Rutan, Jail Commander Charlie Murphy, and Detective Ben Rudolph.