Released Blount County inmate back in custody
From Staff Reports
Knoxville — A federal inmate released from the Blount County jail in mid-July was back in custody Tuesday night after authorities said they found the man at a Clinton Highway trailer park.
Dewyatt Allen “Jughead” Hill, 55, was arrested Tuesday at around 7:30 p.m. by members of the U.S. Marshals Service’s (USMS) Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, a USMS news release states.
Deputy U.S. Marshals, along with deputies and officers with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Knoxville Police Department, arrested Hill after their investigation led to a specific single-wide trailer on Clinton Highway, the release states. Officers said they surrounded the trailer, where they could see Hill inside. Hill was called out of the trailer and arrested without complication.
Hill was found guilty in early July and sentenced in federal court to more than seven decades for multiple armed robberies at area pharmacies.
U.S. Marshal James T. Fowler said area agencies have worked tirelessly to locate Hill since his release.
“Deputy U.S. Marshals and local officers with the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force have been working diligently on this case since the moment we were contacted, following up on dozens of leads and interviewing a multitude of individuals,” said U.S. Marshal James T. Fowler. “I am proud of this group of Deputy Marshals and local officers for their teamwork and their persistence in locating and apprehending Hill.”