Smith Co. man arrested for killing his father

Smith Co. man arrested for killing his father

POSTED: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 10:34am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:28am

A Smith County man was arrested late last night for murder.

James Jason White, 40, was taken into custody by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office for shooting and killing his father, Steven Lacey White, 62, on Eastside Drive.

On June 15 at 11:15 p.m., Smith County Dispatch received a medical call for chest pains at that location. Upon arrival, EMS personnel observed that Steven White had been shot in the chest. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the scene and took James White into custody for murder.

The reason for the shooting is still under investigation.

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