FBI hunting man charged in Gatlinburg murder

FBI hunting man charged in Gatlinburg murder

January 27, 2005

GATLINBURG (WATE) -- The FBI is searching for a man believed to have murdered two people in Gatlinburg in July 2002.

Yuriy Solovyev, 36, is charged with murdering his two roommates in an apartment. He's believed to have fled with the victims' cash and credit cards.

According to the FBI, Solovyev allegedly used those credit cards to make purchases in July 2002, in Washington, D.C.

In April 2004, the FBI says Solovyev started working at a gas station in New Jersey. And in May 2004, he allegedly stole approximately $8,000 in cash as well as several hundred dollars in cigarettes from that station.

Sevier County court issued an arrest warrant in May 2004, charging Solovyev with first degree murder and felony murder.

In June 2004, a federal arrest warrant was issued, charging Solovyev with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Solovyev stands 5'9" and weighs about 180lbs. He has brown hair and green or brown eyes. and he speaks with a strong Russian accent.

Solovyev is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information, call the Gatlinburg Police Department at (865) 436-5181 or the FBI office at (865) 544-0751.

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