Victim – witness coordinator begins investigative service

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KNOXVILLE – Sharon Stevens is off and running with her new business — Stevens Investigative Services. The victim-witness coordinator for the Knox County Attorney General’s office is now moonlighting in an effort to start her own business.

Stevens is well known in the Knox area community as the GLBT liaison for Attorney General Randy Nichols’ office. She was the coordinator for the Joe Camber case. The Camber case involved a local gay activist who was murdered by a Virginia Beach man who pled guilty to lesser-included charges in a Knox County criminal court.

Stevens and her partner, Kath Anderson, served as panelists for this year’s Heritage Night, in which they fielded questions along with John Gill of the Attorney General’s office, Annette Beebe of the Same-Sex Domestic Violence Task Force, Tom Barr of the Knoxville Police Department’s Domestic Violence Task Force, and Bill Mynatt, local gay attorney. Anderson is also an employee of the AG’s office.

Services offered by Stevens include surveillance and other private investigative work.

“We can do domestic or family law oriented investigative work,” Stevens stated. “We often do work associated with divorce and custody issues.”

Her work is often involves the Fourth Circuit Court, Knox County ’s Domestic Relations Court. In addition, she has collaborative relationship with various area non-profits associated with work in the area of domestic violence.

Stevens is a longtime member of the Knoxville community. She has worked for the AG’s office for ten years. Prior to that, she was enlisted in the United States Army for approximately 20 years. Stevens and Anderson have been partnered for 23 years.