Posted 2/9/24

Authorities in East Tennessee are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting that killed one sheriff's deputy and left another wounded.

Warrants have been issued for 42-year-old Kenneth Dehart, who is wanted on suspicion of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm after the Thursday evening shooting.

Deputy Greg McCowan of Blount County was killed in the shooting during a traffic stop. A female officer was shot in the leg and returned fire. She was treated at a hospital.

A $10,000 reward is being offered.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in the hunt for Dehart, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is among the agencies.

The TBI has added Dehart to its Most Wanted list. Dehart was last seen in the city of Maryville.