Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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A land dispute apparently led to the deaths of two people in Overton County Wednesday morning. The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a man killed his brother and mother and then held police in a standoff. Police said Kevin D. Clark got into a fight with his brother, Roy, at a home on Hassler Road near Monterey. Police said the argument escalated and Clark shot and killed his brother and then his mother, who was also at the home. After shooting and killing his family members, police said Clark set their house on fire and ran to his home a few blocks away. Clark then barricaded himself inside his home and shot at police during a standoff. An Overton County sheriff's deputy was grazed in the left shoulder by a bullet, according to Dale Welch, editor & publisher of the Hilltop Express newspaper. Clark was finally arrested after being talked out of the home by a local preacher. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is looking into the case.