Maryville man arrested for child sex crimes, brother also in custody

Larry Potter was arrested for sending sexual messages to a relative, according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 10:03 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 4:03 PM EDT
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BLOUNT CO., Tenn. (WVLT) - The Blount County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the U.S. Marshals Smokey Mountain Fugitive Task Force to find and arrest a Maryville man who was charged with three counts of solicitation of a minor, according to officials.

The sheriff’s office began investigating 52-year-old Larry Edmond Potter earlier this year when they got a tip that Potter was sending sexual text messages to a juvenile female who was his relative.

Potter was arrested on Tuesday and was being held on bonds totaling $300,000 at the Blount County Correctional Facility, according to officials.

The sheriff’s office along with the U.S. Marshals were also searching for his brother, 49-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Potter, who was wanted for multiple warrants.

Deputies and marshals arrested Jeffrey Potter Thursday, according to officials.

JUNE 8, 2023 *****UPDATE -- JEFFREY LYNN POTTER IN CUSTODY***** MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE - Blount County Sheriff James Lee...

Posted by Blount County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, June 7, 2023