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Girlfriend Kenneth Dehart accused of Blount County deputy who shot Greg McCowan on bail

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One of two people charged with accessory after the fact in connection with the shooting of two Blount County deputies was seen leaving jail Monday after posting bail.

Carrie Matthews (Sevier County Sheriff’s Office)

Carrie Matthews, the girlfriend of most-wanted TBI suspect Kenneth Dehart, was arraigned Monday in Sevier County Court, where a judge asked for $350,000 bail with GPS monitors.

Matthews, 32, was seen leaving the Sevier County Jail Monday afternoon.

According to court documents, investigators went to his Sevierville home the night of the shooting looking for Dehart. An arrest warrant stated that while officers were at the residence, Matthews received a call from a “Janeisha,” but the call was the suspect calling from that number. Matthews allegedly told the caller, “They’re here. »

Marcus Dehart, 41, was taken into custody Friday and charged with accessory after the fact. Blount County Sheriff James Berrong identified him as the brother of Kenneth Dehart, who remains on the run after a Thursday night shooting that killed Deputy Greg McCowan and injured Deputy Shelby Eggers.

He was arraigned Monday in Blount County Court. His bail was set at $1 million.

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The shooting happened after a traffic stop in the 4900 block of Sevierville Road. Kenneth Dehart faces charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm. Rewards totaling $100,000 have been offered for information leading to his arrest.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the location where Matthews’ home was located.

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