Maryville woman shot, man charged with reporting false home invasion

Lester Carver (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

MARYVILLE (WATE) – Kassie Hill was shot Thursday evening, in what was originally reported as a home invasion that led to charges against a Maryville man.

Lester Matthew Carver, 32, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and filing a false report. He is also charged with violating the conditions of his community corrections.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office was called to a mobile home on Tomotley Road Thursday night around 6 p.m. where they found Kassie Deanna Hill, 34, with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Carver told deputies a man wearing black clothing and a black cap came inside and shot Hill in the stomach and then ran through a field and woods behind the home.

After conducting an investigation, Carver admitted he lied about the home invasion and said his gun accidentally discharged while he and Hill were in close contact. HIll’s and Carver’s accounts matched up.

He is being held on $6,000 bond.

Hill woman remains in the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.


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