3 suspects in Sevier Co. double homicide arrested

By: Mario Boone Email
By: Mario Boone Email

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- UPDATE: Only Volunteer TV was there as officers led Jacob Sharp and Matthew Oakes into the Sevier County Jail. The pair, along with Marcus Chaney face reckless homicide charges after a wild February shootout that killed Brandon Breitweiser and Brandon Lindsey in what investigators call a drug deal gone bad.

But no sooner than their mug shots were taken, all three suspects walked out of jail, free on bond. I broke the news to Lindsey's mom, Angel. "I don't think that's right. Where did they come up with the money to get out on bond," she said.

Lindsey tells me the arrests don't ease the pain of losing her first born. "How could it? That's my son. He's never going to be brought back. It's never going to get better. I lost my son."

Lindsey says she hopes freedom is shortlived for the three accused killers. "I just hope that there's justice for it and I'm glad that they finally found someone."


SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Three men Sevier Co. authorities believe were involved in a double homicide turned themselves in to police Thursday afternoon.

Jacob W. Sharp, 29, Matthew Oakes, 25, and Marcus L. Chaney, 28, all of Somerset, KY, have been arrested for reckless homicide in connection with the deaths of Brandon Breitweiser and Brandon Lindsey, of Pigeon Forge, in February. The men have been granted bond and are expected to be released on Thursday.

A fourth suspect, who authorities have not yet identified is wanted in this case for Aggravated Robbery and Kidnapping.

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