ACT II Knoxville PD

Emma North-Best filed this request with the Knoxville Police Department of Knoxville, TN.


From: Michael Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Tennessee's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records describing, mentioning or relating to Andrew C. Thornton II (1945–1985), who was a head member of "The Company", a drug smuggling ring in Kentucky. On a smuggling run from Colombia, having dumped packages of cocaine off near Blairsville, Georgia, Thornton jumped from his auto-piloted Cessna 404. In the September 11, 1985 jump, he was caught in his parachute and ended up in a free fall to the ground. His dead body was found in the back yard of Knoxville, Tennessee resident Fred Myers. His death has been widely reported.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Carlton Purvis

From: Ronald Mills

Mr. Purvis-

In response to your Open Records Act request regarding Andrew C. Thornton, II, you will find attached the only documents located which are responsive to your request. Because of the relative size of the response and because the records are being delivered digitally, we have elected to waive the costs for responding to your request.

Ronald E. Mills
Deputy Law Director
City of Knoxville
400 Main Street Suite 699
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865) 215-2050 phone
(865) 215-2643 fax<>