published Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Man charged in killing of 23-year-old woman caught in Chattanooga

Roane County deputies are headed to Chattanooga to bring murder suspect Shawn Smoot back to Kingston for trial.

U.S. marshals and local authorities found Smoot in the Chattanooga area and hope to have him returned by Tuesday afternoon, Roane County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Phillips said.

Smoot, 42, faces first-degree murder charges in the October 2011 death of Brooke Nicole Morris, 23, who once worked for him.

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