Local man charged with murder

     A local resident is facing charges in the beating death of another man. The Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department said Friday they arrested Justin McKee, in the fatal beating of 55 year old Michael Greene.

     Investigators believe the two men got into a verbal altercation that turned physical at a home on Dover Road. McKee allegedly struck Greene in the chest with a sledgehammer, and struck him several times with an aluminum bat. Michael Greene was pronounced dead late Friday evening. Justin McKee has been charged with 2nd – degree murder.