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Unicoi County sheriff talks to suspect, ends gun standoff

November 4th, 2013 12:05 am by NET News Service

Unicoi County sheriff talks to suspect, ends gun standoff

Sheriff Mike Hensley

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley helped calm a man down well enough to take his gun and arrest him Sunday night in the Sam’s Creek area of the county, the sheriff’s department said.

Hensley said the department was called to 4561 Old Asheville Highway on Sunday evening in response to a domestic disturbance call involving a family disagreement.

He said Bryce McKee was upset about a meeting that was called in regard to the family’s recent loss of their mother. Financial matters were discussed, and Hensley said it might have been too soon for McKee to handle. McKee brought a gun over to the family’s house and threatened to kill his brother, police said. He then took off across the street to another residence owned by family members.

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website.

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