Murder suspect Shawn Smoot arrested for DUI in McMinn County

Murder suspect Shawn Smoot arrested for DUI in McMinn County

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Shawn Smoot (source: McMinn County Sheriff's Office) Shawn Smoot (source: McMinn County Sheriff's Office)

ATHENS (WATE) -  Roane County murder suspect Shawn Smoot has been arrested for DUI in another county.

Deputies in McMinn County say they've charged Smoot for DUI, violation of the implied consent law and resisting arrest.

Previous story: Authorities seek man charged with Knoxville woman's murder

Smoot is accused of first degree murder in the 2011 death of his former girlfriend, Brooke Morris.

He became a suspect in Morris's death shortly after she was found dead of a gunshot wound on a Roane County road.

Previous story: Roane County murder suspect arrested in Mississippi

He was indicted on murder charges in July 2012, but failed to turn himself in as ordered. Smoot was later captured in Mississippi.

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