HAMBLEN COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — The suspect in a double homicide in Bean Station is in custody, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Aaron Ethan White, 34, of Morristown was charged with two counts of criminal homicide after two men were found dead in Bean Station on May 25. Wednesday afternoon, the Marshals Service confirmed to 6 News that White was in the custody of law enforcement.


According to the Marshals Service, White was captured in the 4300 block of Dublin Lane which is Morristown. They added that the TBI and local law enforcement were conducting ground searches since this morning and tracked him back to the house.

The Grainger County Sheriff’s Office said White was taken into custody around 1:45 p.m.

Earlier in the week, Grainger County Sheriff James Harville asked the County Commission to increase the total reward offered for information leading to White’s arrest to $10,000 by adding $3,000 to the $7,000 in rewards being offered by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Marshals, and the East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers. It is unclear at this time if the reward will be claimed.

Previously, the Marshal’s Service referred to White as a “very dangerous individual.”

White was added to the TBI’s Most Wanted List on June 15 after he was charged in the deaths of Jon Atkins, 49, and Deven McDaniel, 32, who were found dead along Rocky Springs Road in May.