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Claiborne County man arrested for assault after telling deputies he killed his father

The Claiborne County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of assaulting his father Thursday evening.
Alexander Vanover
Alexander Vanover(CCSO)
Published: Aug. 7, 2020 at 10:17 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2020 at 10:59 PM EDT
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CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of assaulting his father Thursday evening.

On August 6, deputies said they responded to reports regarding a suspicious person in the Lone Mountain area. They made contact with 21-year-old Alexander Vanover, who deputies said appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

While questioning Vanover, deputies said he told them he killed his father. At the same time, a spokesperson from Claiborne County dispatch said Vanover’s father was at the Claiborne County Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

During their initial investigation, deputies said they recovered a weapon at the scene believed to be the one Vanover used to attack his father.

CCSO said Vanover was arrested and charged with especially aggravated assault.

The investigation is ongoing.

On the evening of August 6, 2020, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in the Lone Mountain area...

Posted by Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, August 7, 2020

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