Man arrested after body found in Knox County home

(Photo: KCSO)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A person was arrested after a Knox County man was found dead in his home Saturday.

(Photo: KCSO)
(Photo: KCSO)

Adam Davis, 32, was found dead in his home on Highland View Drive by a friend. Nicholas Scates, 32, was arrested Thursday night near the Northshore and Rocky Hill area.

Investigators say Scates resisted arrest and tried to flee on foot. The suspect is being held at the Rogers D. Wilson Detention Facility and faces charges for first degree murder.

The sheriff’s office said Davis suffered multiple gunshot wounds. His body was taken to the Knox County Regional Forensic Center for examination.

On Monday, KCSO was called to the home on Highland View Drive in response to a break-in over night. Davis’ father, who owns the home, says electronics were stolen by entering the home from a back window.

Scates has a criminal history for aggravated assault, manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest, drug paraphernalia possession, simple possession/casual exchange, resisting and theft.

The suspect’s girlfriend, Sascha Kirkpatrick, 21, was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Georgia.

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