KCSO: Halls neighbor shoots neighbor

KCSO: Halls neighbor shoots neighbor

There are 10 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Oct 3, 2011, titled KCSO: Halls neighbor shoots neighbor. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

Jessie Hurst, 34, and James Evan Hopson, 20, were quarreling just before 2 p.m. at Hopson's home, 8828 Highland View Road in the Halls community, when Hopson pulled a gun and shot Hurst in the side, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

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Speedwell, TN

#1 Oct 4, 2011
HURST is really FOUST. Every news outlet has it wrong. I wonder if that was intentional? There is always more than meets the eye in any situation. From what I have heard, you probably would not want ""Hurst"", ""Foust"", I mean, living in your neighborhood. Look it up!

Sometimes good people in bad situaions make split second bad decisions.
interesting

Sevierville, TN

#2 Jan 11, 2012
Seems not that much different from the neighbor man who shot the kid in the head and leg in Sevier County. That one was a humdinger! Took two years to resolve and the man finally pleaded guilty. Rightfully so being the kid's wounds are permanent and not retrievable.
Never know what you are living next to now days.
SayItRight

Mount Juliet, TN

#3 Mar 9, 2012
interesting wrote:
Seems not that much different from the neighbor man who shot the kid in the head and leg in Sevier County. That one was a humdinger! Took two years to resolve and the man finally pleaded guilty. Rightfully so being the kid's wounds are permanent and not retrievable.
Never know what you are living next to now days.
Foust has a brother Benjamin that was somehow involved with a double murder/burnout. He also does not have a job and has not in the nine or ten years that he has lived on my road. The traffic is horrible. The person that shot him was young, but lived with his 50+ father and 80+ grandmother.Foust had already attacked him 3 times in the days preceding the event, and still wouldn't back down.He also threatened to murder the whole family and then burn the house down. Which, made the threat more real because of the afore mentioned double murder/burnout. Foust is also a convicted felon himself, and has been shot before, by the cops while looting houses during a hurricane. I guess the little dopedealer did Not deserve it that time either?? I even know what the fight was over. Foust had Hopson drop him off somewhere and got mad because he didn't pick him up. Anyway, Hopson passed away, God rest his soul.May our cops contine to protect criminals, neglect citizens.(sarcasm)
SayitRight

Mount Juliet, TN

#4 Mar 9, 2012
As I typed that, I was not yet aware that Foust's brother had finally been charged in the murder.

A tomis ID, is a number given to someone already convicted of a Felony.

Knox County Sherrif's Office (inmate population)
Benjamin Tillman Foust:06-DEC-80 Address
316 ATLANTIC AVE KNOXVILLE TN 37917
FELONY MURDER,FIRST DEGREE MURDER,ESP AGG ROBBERY,AGG ARSON, AND UNLAWFUL POSS OF A WEAPON (FOUST TOMIS id 00310738

Now Jesse, the person that got shot,
FOUST, JESSIE JOE
TOMIS
ID:00322411 Birth Date08/27/1977 Race W Sex Male

Thank You Knox County!!! Now, officers, please make my neighborhood safe for my kids again by doing something about Jesse! Hes already committing the crimes, if investigated, it would be well worth your time.
whitney

Orlando, FL

#5 Dec 5, 2012
Just how well do you know jesse or ben? Seems as if you have judt researched your facts. I know them both personaly. They are great men.
Gary

Beech Bluff, TN

#6 Feb 19, 2013
Wrong Halls
casper

Oak Ridge, TN

#8 May 12, 2014
ben is a really good friend and i would do anything for the man maybe you should back down...
Gary

Dyersburg, TN

#9 May 12, 2014
casper wrote:
ben is a really good friend and i would do anything for the man maybe you should back down...
Awww shut up, you ain't gonna do nothing but run your mouth.
pedro

Knoxville, TN

#10 Mar 7, 2015
I know from personal experience that Benjamin deserves to be behind bars for the rest of his life. His brother is right up there with him. He (Benny) served 8 years in prison for what he did to me, so I have no sympathy. I knew when he got out he would do something worse, and look - a couple is dead. It saddens me and I still struggle with what he and the person he was with did to us.
Advents

Knoxville, TN

#11 Mar 27, 2015
Is James Hopson still in jail?

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