UNICOI COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 3:00 a.m. Friday morning on Martins Creek Road.
Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Frank Rogers told News Channel 11, 74-year-old Robert Kegley shot his next door neighbor with a shot gun.
Rogers said luckily the neighbor was only hit by pellets. She was taken to Unicoi County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Rogers said at this time, the department is trying to figure out why Kegley shot his neighbor.
“There is evidence in the house that there have been weapons fired inside the house prior to this,” said Rogers.
Rogers said Kegley deputies took Kegley to the Unicoi County Jail and he is charged with aggravated assault. Rogers said the investigation is ongoing.
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