Robert Allen Arrested Following Shooting Incident

Robert Lee AllenPhoto courtesy Morristown Police Department

Robert Lee Allen
Photo courtesy Morristown Police Department

Robert “Skeeter” Allen, 50, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Felon in Possession of a Handgun following a day-long search by members of the Morristown Police Department Criminal Apprehension Unit, investigators, patrol, and Special Response Team Members.

The charges stem from a shooting which occurred just after midnight in which 24-year-old Jarell Bledsoe was shot in the upper thigh outside a residence on Harrison Street.

Police were notified after Bledsoe sought treatment at the hospital.

During the investigation, detectives developed information that the shooter was Robert “Skeeter” Allen.

Allen was recently released from prison after serving a 17 year sentence for Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault in Morristown.

Allen is incarcerated in the Hamblen County Jail under a $250,000 bond.

MPD Chief Roger Overholt stated he is proud of the hard work and dedication these officers brought to this case.  “These officers’ willingness to locate and apprehend even the most violent individuals who pose a high risk to the officers and the community is greatly appreciated.”