Sevier County man accused of burglarizing home, exposing resident to HIV

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SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WATE) – A Sevier County man is in jail after deputies say he broke into a home, demanded money from the residents at gunpoint, and possibly exposed one of them to HIV.

David Gibson faces 16 different charges including aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and criminal exposure to HIV.

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a home on Delozier Road in Seymour around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found a man had broken into the home with a weapon and demanded money from those inside.

One of the residents didn’t think the gun was real and started fighting with the man later identified as Gibson. Gibson then ran from the home, deputies say.

Gibson was taken into custody a short distance away.

No one inside the home was seriously injured, but deputies say one of them was exposed to blood that may have contained HIV.

Gibson is being held on $1 million bond pending a hearing.

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