TWO ARRESTED IN BLOUNT COUNTY FOR AIDING SUSPECT IN FATAL DEPUTY SHOOTING

The Blount County Sheriff`s Office made two arrests last night in connection to a deputy-involved shooting.

Deputies say Kenneth DeHart is responsible for fatally shooting Deputy Greg McCowan and wounding Deputy Shelby Eggers Thursday night.

Deputies say 41-year-old Marcus DeHart, the brother of the alleged shooter, is charged with accessory after the fact. He is being held in the Blount County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Law enforcement took 32-year-old Carrie Matthews, the girlfriend of Kenneth DeHart, into custody for being an accessory after the fact. She is being held at the Sevier County jail.

The Blount County Sheriff`s Office believes Kenneth DeHart is somewhere in the east Tennessee area. The search for him continues as of 9 a.m. Saturday, February 10, 2024. The reward for information leading to the arrest of Kenneth DeHart is now over $80,000. If you have any information, call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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