An investigation initiated by the Marion County Sheriff’s office has resulted in a Knoxville man being detained under suspicion of a federal firearms violation.
The Knoxville Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire at the Woodland Apartments at approximately 11:30 a.m. During the fire investigation, an arrest was made by the ATF and Knoxville officers. KNIA/KRLS News was on scene when Larry Briggs was detained, struggling with and cursing at officers. Officers were also seen removing an assault rifle from the premises with an evidence tag. KNIA/KRLS News will update with more information on this story as soon as it becomes official.