Cocke Co. murder suspect arrested after manhunt

Deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 600 Block of Baysinger Road.
Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 8:15 PM EDT
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PARROTSVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials announced they were searching for a murder suspect in Cocke County.

Deputies responded to a home in the 600 Block of Baysinger Road and found one victim, later identified as Mark Burnham, dead from a gunshot wound.

A S.W.A.T. team was activated and multiple agencies surrounded the home of the suspect, David Kite Moore, who was Burnham’s neighbor.

“After several hours of negotiations, we requested the assistance of the Sevierville Police Department to assist with manpower and to implement their small drones,” Sheriff C.J. Ball said. “Upon their arrival, the drones entered the residence to see if we could locate the suspect. We were unable to see the suspect in the residence.”

After the S.W.A.T. team entered the home, they found Moore had left before they arrived.

Moore left on foot and was considered armed and dangerous, according to Ball.

CCSO officials announced Moore was in custody after a brief pursuit in Newport.

CCSO officials announced David Moore was in custody on Monday.
CCSO officials announced David Moore was in custody on Monday.(Cocke County Sheriff's Office)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was asked to help investigate.