Shooting suspect already on bond for attempted murder

By: Mario Boone Email
By: Mario Boone Email

MORGAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Another East Tennessee school forced into lockdown while police searched for a shooting suspect.

Morgan County sheriff's deputies say James "Bubba" Kilby opened fire on 26-year-old Aaron Turner early Thursday, then took off. Deputies were posted outside nearby Oakdale School during the manhunt, and students were escorted to their cars.

"Well teachers have a safety plan and they know what to do when this arises," said principal Diana Smith.

Oakdale residents were to afraid to talk on camera. But many expressed relief hearing Kilby was locked up, again.
Kilby was released in June on $20,000 bond following an attempted first degree murder charge.

Court records in that case show Kilby allegedly tried to kill Corey Snow. Sheriff Glen Freytag says he's still gathering details before filing charges in this latest case.

"We're still trying to get all the details and we're going to interview the subject," said Freytag.

Turner was taken to UT Hospital for treatment. Kilby remains in the Morgan County Jail.

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  • by Sue Location: Morgan Co. on Nov 5, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    I think that he needs to stay in jail without bond. Just because he is a Kilby doesn't mean he can get away with shooting whomever he chooses. Time for some of those Kilby's to be punished.
  • by Doug Location: Oakdale on Nov 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM
    Children were terrofied and Bubba was a good friend of mine you'd never expect him to do this, but you can't judge a book by his cover...
  • by Anna Location: Harriman on Nov 5, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    Why hasn't he been prosecuted for stealing all the ATV trailers, ATV's, and everything else he's been stealing?? How many more people are gonna get shot because of this freak? He was ran out of my neighborhood by my brother and myself about a month ago, which has led to my mother being scared in her own home!! The fact of the matter is, he's a Kilby and he's gonna keep getting by with it!! That's why no one would go on camera in Morgan County! His crime spree is well known here in Roane County also!!
  • by Angela Location: Powell on Nov 4, 2010 at 06:09 PM
    When are they going to quit giving violent offenders bail and putting them back on the streets? I'm sorry but for some crimes there should be no bail. What I am wondering did he shoot the same person he tried to kill the first time? Got to love our justice system.


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