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For Immediate Release

January 31, 2014 John Sanchez, Deputy U.S. Marshal (865) 545-4182 (ext. 261)
Kentucky Man Wanted for Attempted Murder Arrested by U.S. Marshals

Knoxville, TN – The Marshals Service from the Eastern District of Tennessee announced today that after a month-long manhunt covering two states, McArthur Douglas Young, 39, was arrested at approximately 6:00 pm EST in Cosby, TN, by Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers assigned to the Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force.

Young is wanted in Wayne County, Kentucky, for Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Attempted Murder, as well as drug trafficking charges. Kentucky and Tennessee authorities were looking for Young since December 19, 2013, when they allege that Young chased and fired multiple shots at a woman from his truck.

Due to the nature of the crimes, Young was considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers made the arrest after their investigation led them to a rental cabin on the 4300 block of Wilhite Road, in Cosby. As officers approached the front cabin, Young spotted them and tried to escape out a side door, but his escape was short-lived as he was met by more officers. Young surrendered and was taken into custody without further complications.

Young’s companion, Jaime L. Sweet, 34, from Kentucky, was also arrested and charged with resisting arrest and criminal impersonation.

“This was a concerted effort involving law enforcement officers at the local, state, and federal levels. We would like to thank the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Sheriff’s Office for their continued support and dedication to our task force. Their assistance, especially in cases like this one, is instrumental to public safety.” said U.S. Marshal James T. Fowler.

Young is now at the Sevier County Jail awaiting extradition to Kentucky while Sweet will remain in the Sevier County to face local charges.

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