Union Co. deputy fired following shooting in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More than a month after he fired his gun in the busy Knoxville hotel parking lot, a Union Co. deputy has been fired, Union Co. Sheriff Junior Loy confirmed on Tuesday.

Kelly Yount was fired last Friday following an investigation into the August 25 shooting. Yount had claimed he was robbed and was shooting at the attackers as they drove off.

Three people were arrested in connection with the robbery. Yount was not charged with any crime.

Loy refused to go into the details of the investigation which resulted in Yount's dismissal, only saying the determination to fire him resulted from the "totality of the circumstances."

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  • by Dave Location: Halls on Oct 13, 2011 at 11:25 PM
    I'm willing to bet this deputy's firing is political.. I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that Yount is a former Union Co. Sheriff himself. That would explain a lot. It's a shame his career is over. to commenter Burchell: You really shouldn't comment when you know nothing- all your comments do is make you appear to be a jerk..
  • by Burchell Location: Halls on Oct 12, 2011 at 06:39 PM
    Good! None of these guys are above the law. More times than not they try to make the law up as they go. I am tickeled any time to see accountability come into play. Anyone else would be sitting in county jail with a felony on our record. ADIOS HERO!!!!
  • by steven Location: knoxville on Oct 12, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    politics in a small town
  • by RITA Location: MARYVILLE on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:02 PM
    I thought a policeman even when not "officially on duty" is on duty 24/7. If the deputy was defending himself and/or his property, then why would he be fired? Makes no sense....UNLESS there is more to the story than is being told.


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