Maryville man, 66, slain, says Blount County Sheriff’s Office
From Staff Reports
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the slaying of a Maryville man that occurred early Monday morning.
Arthur Walter Downey, 66, Turkey Pen Branch Road, was pronounced dead on the scene at his residence.
Investigators are calling it a homicide but did not identify the cause of death.
According to a press release, the Sheriff’s Office responded to Downey’s residence at about 12:30 a.m. after family members found him unresponsive.
The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident. Those with information should call the Criminal Investigation Division during normal business hours at 865-273-5001, the 24-hour anonymous Crime Hotline at 865-273-5200, or leave a tip on the Text-a-Tip link on the Sheriff’s Office web site at http://www.bcso.com .