Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Dispute Ends in Shooting Sunday Afternoon
An ongoing dispute between neighbors ended in a shooting today at approximately 1:56 pm at 8828 Highland View Road in Halls. Jessie Foust, DOB 8-27-77, and James Hopson, DOB 3-11-91, were involved in a verbal altercation at their property line, when Hopson pulled a gun and shot Foust once in the side. Hopson's father was present during the argument as well, and called E-911 after the shooting. The victim was transported by Rural Metro to UT Hospital. The suspect was taken into custody without incident at the scene, and is being held at the Knox County Sheriff's Detention Facility on a 150K bond for Aggravated Assault. Hopson's address is 8812 Highland View Road. The investigation is ongoing.