MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law officers in eastern Tennessee are continuing their search for a man accused of fatally shooting one sheriff’s deputy and injuring another during a traffic stop. The Blount County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday increased the reward to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of 42-year-old Kenneth DeHart. Authorities have issued warrants charging DeHart with first-degree murder and other charges related to the Thursday evening shootings.
Deputy Greg McCowan died from the shooting when the driver refused to leave the vehicle, produced a gun and fired shots that struck both deputies. The other wounded deputy has been released from the hospital.
Funeral Services for Deputy McCowan will be Tuesday in Knoxville.