By Trend News Line 2024-02-13 10:13:32.
Brother and Girlfriend Arrested in Connection to Tennessee Deputy’s Killing
The manhunt for Kenneth DeHart, the suspect accused of killing a Tennessee police deputy and injuring another, has entered its fourth day. In a significant development, authorities have arrested DeHart’s brother, Marcus DeHart, and his girlfriend, Carrie Mathews. Marcus DeHart has been charged with being an accessory after the homicide for aiding the suspect, while Mathews faces her own “accessory after the fact” charge.
Marcus DeHart was taken into custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Meanwhile, Carrie Mathews was arrested in adjoining Sevier County and is currently in jail. These arrests shed new light on the case and may provide valuable information about the whereabouts of Kenneth DeHart.
The public’s assistance is crucial in apprehending the suspect, and authorities have increased the reward to $100,000. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Director David Rausch has urged anyone with information to come forward, questioning why someone would protect DeHart.
The incident took place during a routine traffic stop in Maryville. Deputies Greg McCowan and Shelby Eggers had pulled over a sport utility vehicle for erratic driving. When DeHart, the driver, refused to exit the vehicle, the deputies deployed a stun gun, which had no effect. DeHart then produced a gun and opened fire, striking both deputies. McCowan, who had recently started his full-time career at the sheriff’s office, tragically lost his life.
The manhunt for Kenneth DeHart is intensifying, with warrants issued for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and felon in possession of a firearm. TBI Director Rausch has expressed confidence in finding the suspect, vowing to leave no stone unturned.
In such times of tragedy, it is essential for the community to come together and support law enforcement. The loss of Deputy McCowan is a stark reminder of the risks faced by those who protect and serve. As the search for Kenneth DeHart continues, authorities remain committed to bringing him to justice and ensuring the safety of the public..
– Tennessee fugitive Kenneth DeHart’s brother and girlfriend arrested during manhunt
– Arrests made as manhunt for Tennessee fugitive Kenneth DeHart continues.