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FBI: deputy shooting suspect may be in East Tenn.


Sep 23, 2008 06:30 PM EDT

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- The FBI is warning drivers in Knoxville to be on the lookout for a man accused in a fatal shooting of Caldwell County, North Carolina deputies last week.

Investigators say Skip Brinkley, 32, of South Carolina, shot two deputies on September 19. One died.

The FBI says Brinkley may be in East Tennessee. He goes by some aliases including Larry Wayne Brucke, Larry Wayne Brucke, Jr.

Brinkley served in the military in the past and in law enforcement.

He's described as 5'9" and around 185 pounds with dark blond hair and green eyes. He also has a scar above one of his ankles.

Brinkley was last seen wearing a goatee, gray Carhart T-shirt, Farm Bureau hat and brown work pants. He's reportedly mentally unstable and may be taking Zoloft.

He also enjoys training mules and horses and can operate heavy equipment.

Brinkley is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911.

The FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service are offering a combined reward of $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Brinkley.