Man critically shot in Morgan County

Man critically shot in Morgan County

There are 38 comments on the WVLT-TV Knoxville story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Man critically shot in Morgan County. In it, WVLT-TV Knoxville reports that:

" A man was shot late Friday night in the Lancing community of Morgan County. The sheriff's department said the shooting occurred during a fight in the parking lot of Edna Mae's Bar & Grill on Old Highway 27 ...

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just wondering

Sunbright, TN

#3 Sep 9, 2008
Does anyone know how the guy is that got shot? and what was his name and where was he from?
just a friend of ADG

Fort Campbell, TN

#4 Sep 9, 2008
If Doyle was attempting to murder the man he would have shot him once right between the eyes. Or he would have went home and got a gun that would have blew he man to tiny peices. I really believe it was self-defence. And seriously, every one in M.C. jail knows Dennis Ledbetter and they're still sitting in jail, so big steve from cali, do you even know the man you are accusing?

United States

#5 Sep 9, 2008
I DO NOT KNOW THE SHERIFF neither do i want to know the dumb ass or his dumb troopers who made the call. But i do know Les a hell of a lot better.I am the one in Ca. who he comes out to see and go on Harley rides.Les would not hurt anyone unless he had too.So don,t talk about what you think you know or was told by someone who thinks he knows. I don,t know everything that went on but I will know soon, Les is getting a lot better as of tonight [ Tuesday]he will be mover to a room tomorrow for a lot of rest.When he is able we in Ca. will bring him here for a while.==GIVE HIM A BRAKE

Nashville, TN

#6 Sep 10, 2008
Well, I am glad to hear that Les is doing better, I know him as well. But please give Doyle a break. Les had beat Doyle up in a drunken bar fight and from what I understand has stabbed him with a beer bottle, then when Doyle was outside making a call to an ambulance, Les came outside on Doyle, probably to check on him, but honestly I can't see either one of these men doing anything like this if there had not been alcohol involved.
Friend of Les

United States

#7 Sep 10, 2008
I think "Doyle" got quite a break when he didn't get taken to Jail. Is your friend in the hospital ICU? Alcohol or no Alcohol, a retired officer should have better sense than to have instigated such a heinous crime.

Everyone knows Les' name, would anyone like to share "Doyle's full name?
concerned friend of Les

Franklin, TN

#8 Sep 10, 2008
Doyle Garrett, I heard he was an arogant retired state trooper who is a friend of the sheriff. Wonder why he has not been arrested? Typical in this part of the country.

Oakdale, TN

#9 Sep 10, 2008
His name is Doyle Garrett. Though they kept his name out of the papers, all of us locals know him. I agree with the earlier many crimes do NOT involve alcohol?!!! Geez!
Friend of Les

United States

#10 Sep 10, 2008
Thanks for bringing retired officer Doyle Garrett's name out of the darkness. Authorities should be concerned about their own reputation. A former THP who displays such an incredulous lack of integrity only serves to expose the corruption that has infestated our law enforcement system. What we have here is yet another example of an institution spinning out of control. How long will it be until we the people have had enough and the next revolution begins!
MoCo Prag

West Mansfield, OH

#11 Sep 10, 2008
Where 'common sense' is the aim, Doyle has consistently missed the mark with painful accuracy. I wouldn't doubt that Mr. Garrett was trying to tie his shoe when he shot this guy. This type buffoonery is sometimes referred to as "pulling a Doyle"

United States

#12 Sep 10, 2008
I just talked to a cousin of mine from Morgan Co. that knows the sheriff and the Troopers that came to the bar,He also had a meeting with Les a couple of months ago and he could not understand what went down in the bar and i will wait until i hear it from Les. Something went very wrong but i will side with Les. liked that bar when i was home it seemed like everyone was OK to me.Can not see Les starting any trouble at that place.

Darien, CT

#13 Sep 11, 2008
""copied from another Blog by 24tbone""

Sounds like you may not know the whole story.From what i understand if the retired trooper had not shot this man he may well have been killed .Apparently doyle was in his car and cut pretty bad with a beer bottle before he defended himself by shooting this fine upstanding citizen
kym from california

Darien, CT

#14 Sep 11, 2008
not st. louis - MO
kym from california

Darien, CT

#15 Sep 11, 2008
i found another blog for ALL of Les's freinds to read

Charlotte, NC

#16 Sep 11, 2008
"A former THP who displays such an incredulous lack of integrity only serves to expose the corruption that has infestated our law enforcement system."

I suppose going ahead and letting someone carve on you with a broken beer bottle helps maintain your integrity.
Friend of Les

United States

#17 Sep 11, 2008
Exmoco wrote:
"A former THP who displays such an incredulous lack of integrity only serves to expose the corruption that has infestated our law enforcement system."
I suppose going ahead and letting someone carve on you with a broken beer bottle helps maintain your integrity.
The story Doyle supporters are rallying behind is in a constant state of flux. Too bad he reached for his gun instead of driving away in his car.

Anyone know if Doyle Garrett was admitted to the hospital with lacerations resulting from being stabbed with a broken bottle?

Sunbright, TN

#18 Sep 11, 2008
over one hundred stitches and released the next day. i guess you should never go to a gun fight with a beer bottle
MoCo Prag

Mount Gilead, OH

#19 Sep 12, 2008
It goes without saying, but when you get two hillbilly dumbasses together; something stupid is going to happen. These two morons don't even have the sense to understand the liability they've been to the society they continually crap in. Selfish, embarrassing, inbred imbeciles! But, I have to admit ... they're antics are knee-slappin' funny to laugh at. The world loves a clown. We'll take two!

Rancho Cordova, CA

#20 Sep 12, 2008
anyone wanting address for les; U.T.MEDICAL CENTER , 1924 ALCOA HWY. ,KNOXVILLE,TN.37920. send cards , notes , what ever to lift spirit. thanks

United States

#21 Sep 13, 2008
If this dumb ass has 100 cuts on his head i would like to see a picture of him and you on my computer.Better talk to the owner of the bar so you can get it right and stop guessing.We like Les as much ass you like Mr. Trooper-Ex.i mean.Les has taken a turn for the worse today [ Friday ]Mr. Doyle had better hope he makes it though this.

“The Blaze is my Hero”

Since: May 07

Mother Russia

#22 Sep 13, 2008
To my understanding he (Doyle) was never released the "next day" he was taken away (perhaps to the hospital) and later dropped off at his house, there he retrieved his gun and returned to shoot this man.

That constitutes premeditated murder. Its not about "oh my gawd he was cut, he defended him self" NO HE DID NOT
this man intended on killing another man, why is it the sheriffs office has not brought him in on charges? I just dont understand that.

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