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Bell County shooting victim improves

A Bell County man who was shot multiple times Wednesday night was upgraded to serious condition Thursday at University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville.

Mark Lewis, 39, of Middlesboro had been listed in critical condition Wednesday.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Bobby Rutherford, 24, of Middlesboro and charged him with first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence, according to the sheriff's office.

Rutherford was being held at the Bell County Detention Center and was to be arraigned Thursday.