Man wanted on 34 warrants in Knoxville spotted in Athens

Shane Albertson (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

ATHENS (WATE) – The McMinn County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man wanted in Knoxville on 34 outstanding warrants.

Shane Albertson, according to WTVC-TV, is also wanted in Florida on felony drug charges. Sheriff Joe Guy told Newschannel 9 Albertson crashed his car near the K-Mart in Athens when deputies tried to pull him over.

Guy said Albertson appeared to he holding a gun and was last seen near Velma Road in Athens. He is now facing pending charges in Athens as well.

Anyone with information should contact their local authorities.

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