Family Of Roane County Murder Victim Increases Reward For Arrest And Conviction Of Person Responsible

Friday, September 21, 2012

The family of a murder victim in Roane County is increasing the amount of reward money being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of 85-year-old Russel Charles Blevins. The reward now stands at $5,000 which is an increase from the $3,000 original offered at the end of August.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is continuing to urge anyone with information about the case to contact law enforcement. The unsolved Roane County homicide case is under investigation by the TBI, Roane County Sheriff’s Office and 9th Judicial District Attorney General’s office.

Family members discovered the victim, Russel Charles Blevins, 85, shot multiple times in his home at 138 Hart Orchard Road in Kingston, Tn., on Sunday, Aug. 12. 

Investigators believe firearms are missing from Mr. Blevin’s residence, including an M-1 30 cal. The serial number to the weapon is unknown. 

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the TBI at 800 TBI-FIND (800 824-3463) or the Roane County Sheriff’s Office at 865 376-5582.


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