TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION REQUESTS PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE
IN SOLVING ROANE COUNTY MURDER
Victim’s Family Offering Reward
Knoxville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is requesting the public’s assistance today to generate new information about an unsolved Roane County homicide case currently under investigation by the TBI, Roane County Sheriff’s Office and 9th Judicial District Attorney General’s office. The victim’s family is also offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder.
Family members discovered the victim, Russel Charles Blevins, 85, shot multiple times in his home located at 138 Hart Orchard Road in Kingston, Tenn. on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Investigators believe firearms are missing from Blevins’ residence including an M-1 30 cal. Carbine Rifle similar to the photo included with this release. The serial number to the weapon is unknown. Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) or the Roane County Sheriff’s Office at 865-376-5582.
Public Information Officer
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S. Gass Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37216
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