Steven Jacob Reed received a 52-year sentence on Thursday, for stabbing deaths that happened in 2016 in Bradley County.
On Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 11:45 a.m., Bradley County 911 received multiple calls stating that a person had been stabbed at the Springbrook Apartments at 2360 Blackburn Road.
Approximately two minutes later, CPD officers arrived on the scene.
They observed Steven Jacob Reed (aka, Stephen Jacob Reed Gaddis) standing in the roadway. His pants were torn and he appeared to have blood on his clothing. He was detained by CPD officers. Officers then located Sewell Anthony Beck with multiple stabs wounds in Apartment 101.
Beck advised officers that Jacob Reed stabbed others in Apartment 68. Sewell Anthony Beck was airlifted from the scene to Erlanger for emergency surgery. Officers then located Crystal Canino and Crystal York McCarter in Apartment 68. Both women had multiple stab wounds. Crystal Canino was pronounced dead on the scene. Crystal York McCarter was transported by BCEMS to Tennova where she was pronounced dead. Steven Jacob Reed was transported to the Cleveland Police Department for further questioning by CPD detectives.
After more than seven hours of interviewing Reed, he was transported to Bradley County Justice Center and charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder.
During the course of this investigation, over 100 individual items were collected and sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab for forensic testing, seven search warrants were obtained and executed, and over 50 people were interviewed.
On Thursday, at 1:30 p.m., Stephen Jacob Reed pled guilty in Bradley County Criminal Court to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder. He was given a 52-year sentence.
This incident involved multiple agencies that helped secure this conviction, including the CPD Patrol division, CPD crime scene unit, CPD Criminal Investigations Division, CPD K-9 unit, BCSO patrol division, BCSO criminal investigations division, BCSO Crime scene unit, Bradley County Medical Examiner’s Office, Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations crime lab and the 10th Judicial District Attorney’s office ADA Matt Dunn and ADA Krista Oswalt.