Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking, Reckless Endangerment

Guns and drugs were seized at the home of Braandon Bearden who is facing a litany of charges following a domestic disputeby: Michael Williams

A Sevier County man, identified as Brandon Bearden, 27, was arrested Monday following a domestic dispute  during which he allegedly fired shots. His wife fled the premises and called the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office who quickly responded to the couple’s home on Shinebone Road. The call came into the sheriff’s office at 5:45.

When the officers arrived at the premises they found Bearden and his wife in a verbal altercation. The wife advised officers that Bearden had brandished a weapon and fired it during the altercation. When the officers initially attempted to establish the identities of the couple, Bearden became aggressive and started toward the officer after being told to stop several times. Bearden had to be tased and was forcefully taken into custody.

A search of the area revealed a loaded .410 shotgun and a 38 caliber pistol in the front seat of the truck that Bearden was driving. Also found in the vehicle was 14 mason jars containing marijuana, marijuana seeds and cultivation paraphernalia.

Bearden was taken into custody and transported to Sevier County Jail. Bearden was charged with reckless endangerment, possession of marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, unlawful possession of a firearm, evading arrest and resisting arrest. Bearden was arraigned before a magistrate and a $4000 bond. An August 4th hearing date has been set for him in General Sessions Court.


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