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Tenn. Agencies Play The Blame Game After Shooting

July 16, 2013  | 

Athens (Tenn.) Police say an officer did his job when he told a local jailer that Robert Marshall needed a mental evaluation after he was found with a pistol and prescription pills in his truck and threatened to kill himself and his wife.

But officers say the McMinn County Sheriff's Office ignored the request.

The police department and the sheriff's office are blaming each other for not getting Marshall help on Sept. 6, hours before he left jail after paying his own $1,500 bond. He then was shot to death by his wife, Melissa, when he forced himself into their Athens home.

Marshall's family believes that if law enforcement had followed through and gotten him help, their 34-year-old son and brother might still be alive.

Read the full Times Free Press story.

Tags: McMinn County (Tenn.) Sheriff, Agency Cooperation, Mentally Ill Subjects


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Bob@Az. @ 7/16/2013 10:44 PM

Hey, anybody want to place the blame where it should be? On Marshall? And why wasn't his family there getting him help? Another BS lawsuit coming up. Blues, Stay Safe.

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