The Cocke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting at 1855 Good Hope Road in Newport.

6:05 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
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The Cocke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a double shooting at 1855 Good Hope Road in Newport.

According to a sheriff's office release, deputies arrived on scene at about 12:16 a.m. after a call to 911.  The sheriff's office said two people had gunshot wounds.  The first victim was identified as Jeffery Stewart, 42.  Stewart lives at the residence where the shooting took place.  The second victim was David Lynn Dollar, 42. 

Both Stewart and Dollar were flown to UT Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. The sheriff's office said both men have been released from the hospital. 

The sheriff's office said controlled substances were being used at the residence.  According to the release, two people entered the residence and demanded pills.  Officials have not released the name of the two suspects.

The sheriff's office said Stewart and Dollar have lengthy criminal histories.  Since 2010, there have been 23 recorded E-911 calls made from the home on Good Hope Road.  

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