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August 27, 2010 Contact: Marian O'Briant


Maryville man charged with criminal homicide

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced a 41-year-old Maryville man was charged with criminal homicide this afternoon following an investigation into a shooting incident that occurred earlier this week.

Edward Lynn Irwin, 41, Calderwood Highway, Maryville, is being held in the Blount County Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. September 3.

Tuesday afternoon, the Blount County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Reagan Mill Road in reference to a deceased person. When deputies arrived, they found the victim, Darrell Wayne Young, 59, who resides at that residence, lying on the bathroom floor with an apparent gun shot wound to the head. He was deceased. Detectives and crime scene investigators arrived and processed the scene. During interviews with the victims' family and friends, information came to light that Irwin had visited with Young at his Reagan Mill residence on Tuesday. Detectives located Irwin Wednesday afternoon and brought him to the Sheriff's Office for investigation, and an autopsy was performed on Young Wednesday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center the same day.

The investigation into Young's death is continuing.

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