Attempted Murder Charges Filed In Unicoi

(UNICOI) – A Johnson City man is charged with attempted murder…Jim O’Reilly reports…

Unicoi County deputies arrested Keith Peterson at the Budget Inn on Golf Course Road. Peterson is accused of purposely hitting his brother-in-law, Robert Maple, while behind the wheel in the parking lot of the hotel. Witnesses saw the incident…adding Peterson had also pointed a gun at and nearly hit Maple’s son, attempting to chase him on foot. Peterson got away. The elder Maple suffered major injuries to his face. Peterson was brought in some time later after he returned to the hotel.