ACSO: Suspect in Fatal Heiskell Shooting Captured

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a deadly shooting in the Heiskell area.(Courtesy: Anderson County Sheriff’s Office)

Update (9:14, 3:00 p.m.): A two-day manhunt for the suspect in a fatal Anderson County shooting ended Thursday afternoon with the capture and arrest of 44-year-old Jason Dockery.

Officials with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that Dockery was taken into custody Thursday in Union County. He is wanted in connection to the fatal shooting, Tuesday, of 38-year-old Shystie Mayberry on Moores Gap Road in Heiskell.

Additional details regarding Dockery’s capture or pending charges against him have yet to be released from law enforcement.

Update (9/14): A manhunt for a murder suspect is centered back in East Tennessee after U.S. Marshals confirmed that Jason Dockery is in Union County after being sighted in Virginia yesterday (Wednesday).

U.S. Marshals say that a man gave Dockery a ride back to Union County without knowing who the hitchhiker was at the time and when he realized who Dockery was, he called the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Shain Vowell with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says it’s important they catch Dockery because of his violent past encounters with law enforcement.

ACSO says Dockery was in the car with a 38-year-old woman, stopping on Moore’s Gap Road in Heiskell where the woman was shot multiple times outside of the car Tuesday and Dockery left the scene and dropped off a small child in Union County. Authorities don’t know if the child was in the car at the time of the shooting.

U.S. Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with credible information.

Update 2: (9/13): The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation into a deadly shooting in the Heiskell area.

The United States Marshals Service is currently offering a $5,000 reward for any information related to a man named Jason Dockery; Dockery is a suspect in the murder of 38-year-old Shystie Mayberry.

ACSO officials say Dockery was in the car with Mayberry when he shot her multiple times. He then dropped off a small child in Union County, but it is unclear if the child was in the car during the shooting.

Update (9/13): Police have released more information about the suspect involved in a fatal East Tennessee shooting.

Authorities are searching for Jason Dockery in Southwest Virginia, he is wanted out of Anderson County in a homicide case and on violations of probation in an assault case.

Claiborne County authorities spotted Dockery’s car but were unable to catch him as he headed toward Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals Service is also offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Update: The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect in a deadly shooting has been identified but they are withholding his name.

Authorities are trying to find him and investigators believe he is in the Lee County Virginia area.

The shooting happened yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon in the 200 block of Moore’s Gap Road in the Heiskell area. THP issued a be on the lookout for a murder and kidnapping suspect out of Anderson County and Claiborne county authorities spotted the suspect’s car but he got away.

Original Story: Anderson County, TN (WOKI) Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday afternoon in the Heiskell area.

ACSO officials say one woman died during the shooting which occurred in the 200 block of Moores Gap Road. They say the suspect in the incident is a male but did not provide additional details as to the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

“The primary focus remains on ensuring the safety and security of the community while diligently working to determine the events that led to this unfortunate incident,” according to ACSO. 

Officials are encouraging the community to cooperate with law enforcement and report any relevant information that can help in the investigation.


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