Teen charged with killing mother, leading officers on chase bound to grand jury

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The case of a man accused of killing his mother in Alcoa, leading police on a chase in Sevier County and then being shot by officers during a confrontation with Pigeon Forge police has been sent to the grand jury.

Johnathon A. Sellers, 18, will face the grand jury on June 7 to find out if he will be indicted.

The body of his mother Kelly Brackin, 52, was found inside her home on March 1 after Alcoa officers were dispatched to conduct a welfare check.

Later that morning, officers with the Pigeon Forge Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for DUI. The vehicle, driven by Sellers, failed to stop and led officers on a chase into Gatlinburg before turning and driving back to Pigeon Forge, according to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Sellers eventually got out of his vehicle with a shotgun and three Pigeon Forge officers fired shots, TBI said. Sellers was wounded and transported to an area hospital for treatment.

No officers were hurt.

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