Manhunt for attempted murder suspect ends in Cosby

Manhunt for attempted murder suspect ends in Cosby

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COSBY (WATE) - A month-long manhunt was brought to an end in a small Cocke County community on Friday evening.

The U.S. Marshals service say 39-year-old McArthur Douglas Young was taken into custody around 6 p.m. by Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers assigned to the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force.

Officers say their investigation led them to a rental cabin on Wilhite Road in Cosby. Officers say Young spotted them and tried to escape through a side-door, only to be met by more officers.

He surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.

Young is wanted in Wayne County, Kentucky on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and drug-trafficking.

Authorities from both Tennessee and Kentucky have been searching for him since December 19, 2013, when he allegedly chased a woman and fired multiple shots at her from his truck.


Officials say Young's companion, 34-year-old Jaime L. Sweet, was also arrested and charged with resisting arrest and criminal impersonation.

Young is now at the Sevier County Jail awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

Sweet will remain in the Sevier County Jail to face local charges.

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