Investigation continues after 2 found dead in Roane County

622 Buck Creek Road, East Roane County. (Photo courtesy of WVLT)

Information has been slow coming as to how two persons died at a residence on Buck Creek Road in East Roane County. Today Sheriff Jack Stockton gave us the names of the two victims, identified as Steve Groover and Cindy Scruggs. According to Sheriff Stockton investigators were sent to the scene around 10 AM Monday morning at 662 Buck Creek Road, East of Kingston, and found the two persons dead. He did say no gunshot wounds were the cause of death. No further details were given as to the cause of death. Authorities are still searching for clues and the investigation is continuing. The sheriff did state that they are defining the case as a double Homicide but that’s all we know currently. More on this as we get it from the Sheriff’s department of Roane County or District Attorney General Russell Johnson’s office.

Statement from the Roane County Sheriff’s Department

On May 16, 2022, deputies responded to a call for assistance at 662 Buck Creek Road Kingston, TN.  Upon arrival deputies were informed there was a person unresponsive in the house and the doors were locked.  Deputies made entry into the house and found two people that were deceased, both people were sent to the Knoxville Forensic Center for autopsy.  The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating this as a double homicide.  The deceased have been identified as Steve Groover 67 years old of Kingston and Cindy Scruggs 62 years old from Kingston. 

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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