Two Dead After Liquor Store Shooting
State investigators are reviewing evidence from a double homicide that occurred during an armed robbery attempt at a Cumberland County liquor store.
The owner of the Tunnel Two-Way Package Store in Cumberland Gap off Highway 58 found two of his employees, a male and a female, dead on Wednesday. He then called 911. The victims’ identities have not been released.
Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray told reporters, “You got two people dead and I don’t know who did it. I’m begging for any help we can get.”
If you have any information about this case, the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department urges you to call them at (423)-626-3121
Man Sentenced to Ten Years After Attempted Murder of Son
Jason Thurbon pleaded guilty to attempted second degree murder of his son on Thursday. The court sentenced him to 10 years in prison, and he has a probation hearing scheduled for November 2. When Thurbon was arrested in January 2005 at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, police said he had tried to choke and kill his then two-year-old son at their home. Thurbon told officers he had attempted the murder because God told him to do it as a sacrifice. Thurbon’s son was released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.
Man Drives Car Into Apartment
A man now faces drunk driving charges after running his van into an apartment complex Thursday morning. The Knoxville Police Department said the man, whose name they are not releasing, ran his van off Testerman Drive and into an apartment building in Western Heights just before 1:00 a.m. Thursday. Officers believe he was drunk.
The driver was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for minor scratches, then on to jail. No one else was hurt in the accident, and the building sustained slight damage.