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.
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.
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