DUFF, TN (WLAF) – A White Oak woman is recovering tonight from a single gunshot wound suffered in a Saturday afternoon incident at a home on Little White Oak Road. The person allegedly responsible for her injuries is 29-year old Larry Edward Lovitt, II, of Jellico, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Suzy Knight. Knight would not confirm if this was a domestic dispute nor the relationship of Lovitt to the victim.
Central dispatch received the call from the White Oak home at 3:30pm with the caller advising that a female had been shot. The victim was transported to the La Follette Medical Center in a private vehicle.
Once the car arrived at the hospital, Lovitt was detained by sheriff’s deputies and officers with the La Follette Police Department. Knight could not confirm if it was Lovitt who drove the victim to the La Follette Medical Center.
A medical helicopter airlifted the patient around 4:30pm Saturday en-route to a Knoxville hospital.
Investigators with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division and agents with the TBI responded and processed the crime scene.
Lovitt was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder.
The investigation continues. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/04/2023-9:30PM)