Sevierville police: No charges in summer shooting that killed a man
The Sevierville Police Department announced that there were charges in a
that left one person dead and another injured over the summer.
On July 20 at about 11:41 p.m., the police department responded to the Hampton Inn on Winfield Dunn Parkway on a report about a man who appeared to have a medical problem. The caller said a man had attempted to enter their car in the inn's parking lot.
Upon arrival, an officer discovered 28-year-old James Douglas Moyer of Piedmont, Alabama, in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The officer discovered another man, 27-year-old Jamie Scott Barron, of Gadsden, Alabama, in a nearby truck with a gunshot wound to his head.
Barron was pronounced dead at LeConte Medical Center.
A family member told WVLT News that Jamie and his friend were visiting Sevierville for a mini-vacation.
No further information was released about the investigation until November. According to the police department, the evidence in the case supports that Moyer shot Barron in self-defense.
The District Attorney General's Office concluded, based upon that evidence, that there was no probable cause to support that a crime had been committed.