Campbell County Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Officer-Involved Shooting in Pioneer

Knoxville, TN (2017-11-30) A Campbell County man that allegedly shot at officers and then holed-up in an abandoned house in the Pioneer community has been booked on attempted murder charges.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Wayne A. Moore, age 56, was jailed early Thursday morning following a rampage that began when he allegedly started shooting at vehicles from his four-wheeler and ended when the Campbell County SWAT team coaxed him from an abandoned house in the Pioneer community.

Authorities say Moore fired a weapon at vehicles on Elk Main Street from the seat of his four-wheeler.  When deputies from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, they reportedly encountered Moore in the middle of the road.  Moore allegedly 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 about four hours, Moore came out of the house and surrender to authorities.  He was taken into custody without further incident.

Moore was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder.  He is being held in the Campbell County Jail.  At the time of the news release, a bond amount had not been determined.  The investigation remains active and ongoing, and additional charges are pending.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, at the request of 8th Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler, is assisting the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.