Motorcyclist fires gun at car in Townsend

(WBIR-Townsend) Deputies in Blount County are looking for a motorcyclist who fired shots at a car in Townsend.

It happened around 8 pm Monday on Highway 321. The driver of the car told officers that a man driving a red or maroon cruiser type motorcycle with a female passenger pulled up behind her. The motorcycle started driving recklessly, like it wanted to pass the car.

The driver then heard two shots. She says at that point, the motorcyclist got ahead of the car, stopped., then pulled up to the passenger's side and waved around a handgun.

Deputies removed a bullet from the car's bumper.

Anyone with information on the motorcyclist is asked to contact the Blount County Sheriff's Office.


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