Son held in shooting deaths of parents



A man is in the Blount County Correctional Facility in connection to the shooting deaths of his parents.

Heath Benson Moore, 41, was taken into custody Monday night at the home of his parents on County Road 10 near Blountsville.

According to sources, Blount County 911 received a call Monday around 11:45 p.m. from the suspect saying that two people had been shot. He was told by the dispatch operator to go outside and wait in the driveway until authorities arrived. He was taken into custody without incident.

Law enforcement found the bodies of a man and woman in the house, both dead of gunshot wounds.

The investigation is continuing, according to Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington.