Moonshine legend Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton was found dead Monday in Cocke County, Tenn. An autopsy is expected to be performed today, and authorities are investigating the possibility of suicide.
The Knoxville News Sentinel has the story here.
Sutton, long known for his reputation as a moonshiner, was arrested in March 2008 and charged with several counts related to manufacturing, possessing and selling untaxed whisky and possession of a firearm as a felon. He was facing a sentence of 18 months in prison.
Click here for more Xpress coverage of Sutton’s career and recent trevails.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer