KNOXVILLE – A joint investigation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in a Newport man facing multiple charges, including second degree murder.
At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents joined the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department in a death investigation that occurred on July 15th. Caleb Storie was found fatally wounded in a field at 878 Chicken Hollow Road in Newport. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Gary Lynn Hurley had been involved in an altercation with Storie and was the individual responsible for the 20-year-old’s death.
On Monday, the Cocke County Grand Jury returned indictments charging the 52-year-old Hurley with one count of Second Degree Murder, one count of Voluntary Manslaughter, one count of Reckless Homicide, one count of Unlawful Carry or Possession of a Weapon and one count of Reckless Endangerment. Hurley is in custody and awaiting arraignment. No booking photo of Hurley is available at this time.