Homicide being investigated in Blount County

Homicide being investigated in Blount County


MARYVILLE (WATE) - Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong says the Sheriff's office is investigating the homicide of a Maryville man that occurred early Monday morning.

Arthur Walter Downey, 66, was pronounced dead on the scene at is residence on Turkey Pen Branch Road.

The Sheriff's Office responded to Downey's residence at around 12:30am Monday after family members found him unresponsive.

If anyone has any information about his death, please call the Criminal Investigation Division of the Blount County Sheriff's office during normal business hours at (865) 273-5001 or on the 24-hour anonymous crime hotline at (865) 273-5200. You may also leave a tip on the Text-a-Tip link on the Sheriff's office website at www.bcso.com.

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