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Two Suspects Face Multiple Charges Stemming From Shots Fired Incident

Posted 01-15-20.

Sevierville Police Department detectives have charged two suspects after a shots fired incident at a local hotel.


31-year old Richard Smith of Knoxville, TN has been charged with ten counts of attempted first degree murder. There were ten KCSO deputies outside the hotel room when Mr. Smith apparently fired a handgun multiple times at the deputies.

22-year old Megan Arnold of Church Hill, TN was charged with criminal responsibility for facilitation of a felony.

Both suspects were transported to the Sevier County Jail and booked yesterday evening, Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges pending.

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