McMinn County deputies locate shooting suspect

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McMinn County deputies say they now have a shooting suspect in custody, MCSO said late Monday night, taking 26-year-old Brandon Wright into custody. 

On Monday morning, they were searching for a man wanted in a weekend shooting.

The McMinn County Sheriff’s Office says Brandon Wright, 26, is suspected of shooting Chris Stokes, 36, in an altercation near Riceville on Saturday night.

Stokes was treated at a hospital and has been released.

Wright was wanted for aggravated assault and was encouraged to turn himself in. MCSO did not specify how they brought him into custody Monday night. 

WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more to continue to develop this story. 

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