Knox County Police Arrest Three People During Investigation

Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith says deputies along with U.S. Marshal Agents responded to a home on Asberry Lane in Bimble to serve a warrant on Tonya Grubb. When they got to the home, 45-year-old Amanda Perot answered the door, but said she was the only person there. During a search of the home, deputies found 41-year-old Tonya Grubb and 41-year-old Josh Messer hiding in a hole with a trapdoor that was cut in the bedroom floor. Grubb was arrested on the warrant for drug trafficking. Messer was arrested on a theft warrant following an investigation into a stolen car last year. He was also wanted on other charges. During the arrest, deputies found a plastic bag with suspected meth in Messer’s possession. As a result, Messer was also charged with drug possession. Perot was arrested and charged with hindering prosecution. All three were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.