Prosecutors claim Smoot MIA for over a month

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Actions show ‘complete lack of respect for the authority of the laws of Tennessee’

By Damon Lawrence

The whereabouts of murder defendant Shawn Smoot were unknown for more than a month, according to a motion filed by prosecutors on Monday.

Smoot was released from the Roane County Jail on March 26, 2013, after his parents posted a $250,000 cash bond.

Criminal Court Judge E. Eugene Eblen revoked the bond and issued a warrant for Smoot’s arrest on April 23, a day after he was charged with DUI in McMinn County.

The motion filed by prosecutors seeks to permanently revoke his bond.

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