The man accused of shooting at an employee of Advance Auto Parts is out of jail on a $50,000 signature bond.
Donald Eugene Brooks was released from jail at the end of last week but has been placed on house arrest and is required to wear an ankle bracelet.
The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office also served Brooks with an Order of Protection on the day of his release. The Order states that Brooks must stay away from his alleged victim.
The shooting that occurred Sunday caused confusion between citizens and even law enforcement officials.
It was reported in last week’s edition of the Claiborne Progress that Brooks had shot through the door of Advance Auto; this report, from the New Tazewell Police Department, was incorrect.
According to employees at Advance Auto, the shooting took place in the parking lot near Advance and a truck was the target of the shooting not the door of the store.
“There was no shooting at Advance,” said DeLynn Lovin, manager of the store, “He shot at a vehicle in the parking lot of Food City.”
Brooks allegedly shot at a truck in the parking lot and it is believed the reason Advance became the supposed location of the shooting is because employees at the store called 911.
Brooks was located a short time later at the Shell gas station on Dogwood Heights.
Officers with the New Tazewell Police Department took Brooks into custody and the investigation was then turned over to Captain Wayne Mewhinney.
Brooks was arrested on charges of Attempted Second Degree Murder, Felony Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Aggravated Stalking.