KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Pioneer has resulted in the arrest of a Campbell County man.
At the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents began investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred Wednesday evening in Pioneer. The investigation revealed that deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a man driving a four-wheeler was firing a weapon at vehicles along Elk Main Street. Upon arrival, deputies encountered the subject, identified as Wayne Arnold Moore, in the middle of the roadway. Moore fired shots at deputies, and one of them returned fire. No one was struck. Moore then fled the scene and barricaded himself inside an abandoned house. The Campbell County SWAT team responded to the location and began negotiating with Moore. After approximately four hours, Moore came out of the house and was taken into custody without further incident.
This morning, TBI Special Agents charged Moore (DOB 7-24-61) with two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder. He is being held in the Campbell County Jail. At the time of this release, a bond amount had not been determined. The investigation remains active and ongoing, and additional charges are pending.
As is our policy, the TBI does not identify the officers involved in these types of incidents and instead refers questions of that nature to their respective department.