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Knoxville, Tennesse man charged after pick ax attack at urban community farm

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 18:15
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Timothy A. Whitaker. (Photo: Knox County Detention Facility)

Khann Chov, Beardsley’s urban agriculture director, and Assistant Urban Agriculture Director Adam Caraco both suffered skull fractures, among other injuries, according to Caraco’s father, Carmen Caraco.

By Hayes Hickman
Knoxville News Sentinel
Nov 10, 2016


A recently hired staffer at a Knoxville nonprofit community farm has been charged in a bizarre attack on two of his co-workers after allegedly striking them in their heads with a pair of gardening tools.

Timothy A. Whitaker, 52, had to be held down by others until police arrived following the assault at Beardsley Community Farm on Tuesday morning, according to arrest warrants.

Beardsley Farms – which receives funding from the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee – donates more than 11,000 pounds of produce each year to organizations including Mobile Meals, Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries, Global Seeds and a local family crisis center.

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