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Tazewell man shoots his brother, now charged with attempted homicide 

From the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department -

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:55am, Claiborne County Deputies and Detectives with the department’s Criminal Investigations Division, responded to a shooting call on Payne Circle in Tazewell.

Upon initial investigation it is believed that two brothers were involved in a domestic dispute at that location, at which time, Matthew David Overton 55, shot his brother, Adam Robert Overton 51.

Adam Robert Overton was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville with what appeared to be life threatening injuries.

Matthew David Overton has been charged with Attempted Criminal Homicide by Claiborne County Sheriff’s Detectives and is currently incarcerated in the Claiborne County Jail.

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