COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a man who was captured on Monday allegedly murdered his neighbor the day before.
In a joint investigation, the TBI and the Cocke County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal shooting at a house in the 600 block of Baysinger Road in Parrotsville on Sunday. There, they found the body of 61-year-old Mark Burnham, according to the TBI.
David Kit Moore, Burnham's neighbor, was identified as the suspect and law enforcement obtained a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. Officials searched for Moore in his home, but he fled before police arrived, the TBI said.
Moore was spotted on Industrial Road in Newport Monday morning. After a brief pursuit, Moore crashed his car at the intersection of Point Pleasant Road and Emanuel Road. He was taken into custody without incident, according to the TBI.