Elderly woman jailed for shooting husband

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Gloria Davis


A domestic dispute in an upscale Northeast Knox County neighborhood left a 74-year-old man hospitalized and his wife charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 4800 block of Horsestall Drive in the Shannon Valley Farms subdivision off Murphy Road about 8:20 p.m. Friday, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kimberly Glenn.

 “Upon arrival Deputies found one victim with a gunshot wound,” Glenn said. “The suspect was on scene and detained for questioning. Initial investigation reveals this is a potential domestic related incident. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Family Crimes and Major Crimes Units are on scene and will conduct the investigation.”

The victim — identified as Gregory Davis, 74, of Knoxville —  was taken by ambulance to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

“I don’t have …. an update from UT on his condition,” Glenn said.

Gloria Davis, age 77, of Knoxville has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, records show. She was jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond.

The Sheriff’s Office didn’t release further information about the incident. A records check showed that Gregory and Gloria Davis purchased a two-story house in the 4800 block of Horsestall Drive for $202,000 in 2015. 

Hours after the shooting, the house owned by them remained lit up from the inside although no one appeared to be home. There was no law enforcement presence and none of the neighbors were available for comment early Saturday morning.

Shannon Valley Farms is an upscale development located off Tazewell Pike that houses more than 300 families on what once was a family farm, according to its web site. The community boasts some of the “original farm silos,” an Olympic-sized swimming pool, clubhouse and other “rich neighborhood amenities.”

J.J. Stambaugh can be reached at jjstambaugh@hardknoxwire.com

Published on April 3, 2021