2 Blount County men charged in hunting incident

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Blount County, Tenn., men have been charged with wounding a fellow bear hunter in the county.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Wednesday that 59-year-old Donnie Ray Radford and 35-year-old Derek R. Radford, both of Maryville, have been charged with reckless endangerment with a firearm, a felony. They are free on a surety bond.

Investigators said 59-year-old Ronnie Summey was shot in the groin and lower abdomen Dec. 3 while standing overlooking a gorge. Apparently he was shot by other hunters who had treed a bear.

Summey was released from a hospital after surgery.


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  • by Blahblahblah on Dec 14, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    "hey D-Ray, didjou see that bush move over yonder"?
  • by Mark Location: Morristown on Dec 14, 2011 at 07:52 AM
    Writer/editor might want to check [re-check?]the spelling of Derek's last name...he is possibly related to the other hunter charged.
  • by JB Location: Rutledge on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:54 AM
    One of the first things a hunter should know is to make a positive siteing, we here this all the time and its so careless.I don't even take my gun off of safe unless I am positive of my target and the backstop..If you don't know the difference between a man and your game (STAY AT HOME).

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