Mountain City man dead after accidental shooting, Sheriff said
November 9, 2011
By Josh Smith, 2Tricities.com
Carter County, TN --
A Mountain City Tennessee man is dead after an apparent hunting
Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes told 11 Connects 45 year-old
Arnold appeared to have gone hunting alone near Watauga Lake. A
rifle with a broken trigger guard discharged, Mathes said.
A passerby found him with a gunshot wound to the head along
Little Stoney Creek Road and called for help around 1:30 p.m.
Arnold died around 5:30 p.m. at a hospital in Johnson City.
The investigation isn't finished, Mathes said. An autopsy has
Here's the first report from the TWRA:
On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:47 p.m., Tennessee Wildlife Resources
Agency dispatchers tell us they received a report from Carter County
911. Carter County told officials with the TWRA that a man had
suffered a gunshot wound to the head in what appeared to be a
Carter County Sheriff’s Department officers were on the scene at
the time of the call and TWRA wildlife officers responded to assist.
The incident occurred in the Little Stony Creek area of the
Cherokee National Forest. The injured subject was air-lifted from
the scene to the Johnson City Medical Center.
The incident is under investigation by the CCSD. We will follow
the story with updates as soon as more information is released.
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