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TWO ARRESTED IN DEADLY SHOOTING OF MCMINN COUNTY WOMAN

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Two people have been arrested and charged by the McMinn Co Sheriff’s Office regarding a shooting in the Mt. Verd community Saturday evening that left a woman dead and another man injured.

The Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Esau C. Kelly of Ooltewah, is charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. Both are currently in the McMinn County Jail.  Kelly is under a $350,000 bond, while Preuitt is under a $10,000 bond.

In a release, Sheriff Joe Guy says “I want to thank DA Steve Crump’s Office, TBI Agent Colton Brown, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Etowah Police Department for their assistance in this investigation,” said Sheriff Guy. “And especially the efforts led by McMinn County Detectives Dillon Presswood and Jared Price.”

McMinn County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the Mt Verd community Saturday evening that left a woman dead and another man injured.

According to Sheriff Joe Guy, officers responded to a residence on County Road 202 near Athens to a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, they found the body of 54-year-old Mary Denise Dalton. 31-year-old Jonathan C. Burger was injured and transported to a local hospital.

 


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