Pineville man arrested in Tennessee for fatal highway shooting

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CLAIBORNE COUNTY, TN (WTVQ) – A Pineville man is accused of shooting and killing the driver of the car he was riding in along a state highway in Tennessee.

Deputies with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office say 24-year old Jacob McGeorge shot and killed 40-year old Charles Russell, of Pineville, as Russell drove along Tennessee State Highway 63 Wednesday afternoon.

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The car crashed into a tree after leaving the road when Russell was shot, according to investigators.

McGeorge was arrested and charged with criminal homicide, according to deputies.

He was taken to jail in Tazewell, Tennessee.