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The Man Accused of Shooting Two Blount County Deputies, Killing One is in Court Today

The Man Accused of Shooting Two Blount County Deputies, Killing One is in Court Today

The man accused of killing a Blount County Deputy is back in court today. (Tuesday) Kenneth Dehart, Jr. faces first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and being a felon in possession of a weapon charges. He is accused of killing Deputy Greg McCowan and injuring Deputy Shelby Eggers during a traffic stop on February…MORE

Man Charged for Helping Blount County Deputy Shooting Suspect While on the Run

Man Charged for Helping Blount County Deputy Shooting Suspect While on the Run

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) Another individual is charged with helping suspected cop killer Kenneth DeHart evade police capture for over five days following his flight from a traffic stop on February 8. Knox County arrest records say 46-year-old Maurice Warren has been charged with accessory after the fact for buying two phones for DeHart who is…MORE

Meigs County Deputy Robert Leonard’s Body is Found Along with Woman in Custody

Meigs County Deputy Robert Leonard’s Body is Found Along with Woman in Custody

The body of Meigs County Deputy Robert “RJ” Leonard has been found. Officials say Leonard went missing after arresting a woman Wednesday night. District Attorney Russell Johnson says the woman’s body was found inside his vehicle in the water. Based on early investigation, it is believed that Leonard took the woman into custody Wednesday on…MORE

Kenneth Dehart, Jr. Appears in Court on Charges of First-Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder After Reportedly Shooting Two Blount County Deputies During a Traffic Stop

Kenneth Dehart, Jr. Appears in Court on Charges of First-Degree Murder and Attempted First Degree Murder After Reportedly Shooting Two Blount County Deputies During a Traffic Stop

Kenneth DeHart, Jr, the man accused of fatally shooting Blount County Deputy Greg McCowan makes his first court appearance today (Thursday) since being arrested Tuesday in connection to that shooting, he will be held with no bond. The preliminary hearing for his case is set for February 20th at 9 a.m. and that his brother…MORE

Man Accused of Killing Blount County Deputy Caught in Knoxville

Man Accused of Killing Blount County Deputy Caught in Knoxville

Knoxville, TN (WOKI) The man accused of killing Blount County Deputy Greg McCowan and injuring Deputy Shelby Eggers is apprehended Monday afternoon in Knoxville. Officials with the Knoxville Police Department confirming Kenneth Wayne DeHart, Jr. was taken into custody at a home on Linden Avenue. DeHart was wanted for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder…MORE

Billboards Up Across the Southeast for Fugitive on TBI’s Most Wanted List, Kenneth Dehart, Jr. who is Wanted in Connection to the Shootings of Two Blount County Deputies – Fatally Wounding Deputy Greg McCowan

Billboards Up Across the Southeast for Fugitive on TBI’s Most Wanted List, Kenneth Dehart, Jr. who is Wanted in Connection to the Shootings of Two Blount County Deputies – Fatally Wounding Deputy Greg McCowan

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has teamed up with Lamar Advertising to put Blount County murder suspect Kenneth DeHart Jr.’s face all over the southeast. DeHart is accused of shooting Blount County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Shelby Eggers and killing Deputy Greg McCowan during a traffic stop Thursday night. He is still on the run, and…MORE

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