TBI still searching for persons of interest in 2015 Sevierville homicide

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Sevierville Police Department are asking for the public’s help in solving a homicide from 2015.

Authorities are hoping someone can help identify two people of interest in the ongoing investigation.

Composite of person of interest in homicide case. (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
Composite of person of interest in homicide case. (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

According to a release, Donald Lawton was badly beaten and hit by a vehicle during a robbery at the Great Smokies Flea Market on West Dumplin Road on Dec. 20.

The 71-year-old man later died from his injuries.

Surveillance video obtained from the business shows a man and woman who have since been identified as persons of interest in the case.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.