One Dead in Shooting in Morgan County

Morgan County sheriffs office is investigating a fatal shooting of an adult male subject off of Camp Austin Road in the Oakdale area of Morgan County. The shooting occurred around 9 pm on the alleged shooter’s property. The victim was in his personal vehicle.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. The victim has been sent for an autopsy at the Knox County regional forensics center. No identities are being released at this time. The victim’s family is being notified at this time.

Morgan County Sheriff Wayne Potter says the shooter and a witness are currently being interviewed at his office. The investigation will continue into the daylight hours so that the scene can be properly examined and analyzed.

William Angel and Keith Hawkins are leading the investigation for the Morgan County sheriffs office.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson and his assistant DAs Jonathan Edwards and Anthony Rogers  also responded to the scene.

Wartburg Police Chief Teddy Bales was also present.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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