Claiborne father charged with killing his son

Jackie Rolen, 54, of Harrogate is charged with shooting and killing his son, Monday, during a verbal altercation, according to Claiborne County Captain David Honeycutt.

TAZEWELL, Tenn (WVLT) A Claiborne County father is being held without bond tonight, charged with killing his son.

Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray says his officers were called to 569 Meadow Street in Harrogate on Monday around 6:20 p.m.

Police found Neil Rolen, 31, unresponsive on the floor of the dining room. Paramedics transported Rolen to Middlesboro Emergency Room where he was pronounced dead.

Neil Rolen's father, Jackie Rolen, 54, also of 569 Meadow St., was charged with criminal homicide and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Autopsy reports show that Neil Rolen died from a gunshot wound.

Rolen is currently in the Claiborne County Jail awaiting arraignment.

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