David Vowell Wiki – David Vowell Bio
David Vowell is a Martin, Tennessee, retired businessman who is being sought by authorities who believe he murdered two men while duck hunting.
The search has now been suspended, even though no sign of Vowell, a retired lumber company executive, has been found.
He is 70 years old.
David Vowell Accused in Double Murder
According to journalist Nick Beres, a witness says Vowell “had asked to join the duck hunt… and then simply shot the two young men for no apparent reason.”
The Union City Daily Messenger reported that a witness said the men were shot while at a duck blind. Vowell is accused of approaching it alone, coming from another nearby blind, and asking whether he could hunt with the men.
The witness says Vowell then shot the two men without provocation. The witness wrestled the gun away and hit Vowell with the butt of it, the newspaper reported, knocking the older man into the water, along with the gun. He saw Vowell getting up to head toward the nearby bank, the newspaper reported.
According to WREG-TV, the witness said that “Vowell was in the process of getting out of his boat.” The witness said he “thought it odd that Vowell was loading his gun.” Then Vowell opened fire, the television station reported.
“As the search for David Vowell continues, warrants have been issued for his arrest on two counts of First Degree Murder,” TBI wrote on Twitter.
The two men were shot during an argument while they were duck hunting, the local district attorney told ABC News.
Tennessee authorities ran Vowell’s criminal history, and they say he has no history of one in Tennessee.
It’s not clear whether Vowell knew the victims, ABC reported.
Vowell left the area on foot, according to ABC, which reported that authorities recovered his boat and car, but a rainstorm made it difficult to search the area.
The DA told WJHL-TV that there was a witness to the shootings who was in the same duck blind as the victims when it occurred.
Tommy Thomas, the district attorney, said the search was suspended for Vowell and he either got away or drowned in the lake, according to WREG-TV.
It appeared Vowell fled the scene on foot. His boat was recovered and the car he drove to the boat ramp has been seized, Thomas said.
“TBI Special Agents are asking for help in locating a person of interest in a homicide investigation in Obion County.
Vowell of Martin is considered armed and dangerous,” the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation wrote on Twitter. “If you have seen him or know where he may be located call 1-800-TBI-FIND.”