Man charged in North Knox County shooting

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)- One man is dead after a shooting in North Knox County Saturday afternoon.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says it happened in a field at 2306 West Copeland Drive.

Officials say that Jason Saffles, 35, is charged with First Degree murder in the death of 41-year-old Anthony Mitchell.

Both men lived together just a short distance from the incident at 2314 Copeland Drive

Officers say that Saffles has no prior criminal history in Knox County and is being held at the Roger D. Wilson Detention facility on a $500,000 bond.

Mitchell had been arrested for assault in 2010, but the charges were later dismissed in court.


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