COCKE COUNTY FUGITIVE IN CUSTODY

Earlier today, the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a fugitive search in the area of HWY 25/70 near Cedarwood Veterinary Clinic, near Castle Heights.
Residents were asked to shelter in their homes, lock doors and windows and call 911 on anything suspicious. Gary Ball was the subject they were seeking, and the Sheriff’s Office stated he was armed and dangerous and possibly under the influence.
Just after 1 PM, the TBI stated that Gary Ball was taken into custody with assistance from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Cocke County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the U.S. Marshals Smokey Mountain Fugitive Task Force.