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Maynardville man sentenced on 2018 reckless vehicular homicide conviction

From Jared Effler 8th District Attorney General

February 4, 2019, Union County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton sentenced Thomas J. McLaughlin, Maynardville, to fifteen (15) years to be served in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Corrections.


This sentence stems from Mr. McLaughlin’s conviction of reckless vehicular homicide by a Union County Jury on October 3, 2018 in the death of Mangrum Maples. McLaughlin’s sentence represents the maximum punishment allowed for this offense under Tennessee law.

This case was investigated by Trooper John Capps and Sergeant Randall Massengill of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The Union County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Union County EMS were also an integral part of the investigation and trial.


At trial and sentencing, the state was represented by District Attorney General Jared Effler and Assistant District Attorney General Tyler Hurst.

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