No charges in Sevier County shotgun death

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A man will not face charges in the shotgun death of another man in Sevier County.

A county grand jury returned a no-true bill this week after reviewing evidence in the death of Michael Sutton, who died in July 2010.

The prosecutor's office presented evidence against James Gregory Brown II.

Sheriff Ron Seals said at the time of the shooting that witnesses said it was accidental -- that Brown dropped a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and it discharged, striking Sutton, who died before an ambulance arrived.

Assistant District Attorney Ron Newcomb told The Mountain Press his office respects the grand jury decision.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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