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Man shoots at Jefferson County deputies

8:54 AM, May 12, 2013   |    comments
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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Saturday night after he fired several shots at deputies.

Deputies responded to a domestic welfare check request at a home on Roy Messer Highway in White Pine shortly before 3:00 p.m.

Authorities said when the deputy arrived on the property, Dana Morelock started cursing and shot several times at him with a pistol.

When a second deputy arrived for back-up, Morelock also fired at him several times with a shotgun.

Officials had to shutdown part of Roy Messer Highway during the incident. They had to use pepper gas to get the suspect into custody at about 7:30 p.m.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol and White Pine Police.

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