TBI Arrests Union County Man For Killing Neighbor

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday charged a Union County man with one count of criminal homicide after a shooting incident in Luttrell, Tn., on Monday night resulted in the victim’s death.


571428298950195px; text-align: justify;">Kevin Lee Waggoner, 41, of Luttrell, was taken into custody at the Union County 911 Center on Tuesday afternoon. 

The TBI responded to the 500 block area of Highway 370 in Union County Monday night to a death investigation after deputies with the Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and discovered one male shot alongside the highway near that address. 

A call of shots fired came into 911 at 10:05 p.m. There was an altercation that took place between Waggoner, who was with his son, and the victim, 46-year-old Michael Adam Woodby. That is when Waggoner shot Woodby, the TBI said. 

The two were neighbors and lived on Highway 370 in Union County. The victim is being sent to University of Tennessee Forensics for autopsy.


Waggoner has been booked into the Union County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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