Bean Station man charged in attempted murder of parents

BEAN STATION – A Bean Station man allegedly shot his parents at their Newman Hollow Road home Wednesday, January 5. 

According to a press release from Grainger County Sheriff’s Department, the parents of Dustin Frye, 32, were watching a movie at home Wednesday, January 5, when Frye shot them with a handgun.

Grainger County E-911 received a phone call at 1:43 p.m. from an individual who thought a neighbor had been shot. 

The caller said the neighbor was reportedly screaming Frye had shot them. 

While officers were en route to the crime scene, Grainger County E-911 received a second call which provided information about someone knocking on doors in the area. 

Deputies responded to the Newman Hollow Rd. residence where they found a male, 65, and a female, 64, with gunshot wounds. Both victims alleged Frye shot them with a handgun. The couple was transported to UT Medical Center in Knoxville for treatment. 

Grainger County Sheriff James Harville, along with Grainger County Sheriff’s Department detectives and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) responded to the scene.

While officers were responding to the victims, Grainger County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jimmy Cardwell arrived at a Cross Rd. residence at 1:56 p.m. and found Frye reportedly hiding behind a stove in a carport at the residence. 

Frye was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit first degree murder. He was transported to Grainger County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $500,000.