Saturday, March 15, 2008

"well respected" TN moonshine expert gets busted

Officers say they found all the ingredients and tools needed to make moonshine, including three stills and more than 800 gallons of moonshine that was being stored in a shed.

"He's well-respected among us moonshiners," says Jimmie Frank Hill, a Cocke County resident.

Sutton has written a book and starred in several instructional videos to teach others how to make moonshine.

Julie Johnson, a friend of Sutton, says, "All over the U.S. you can go out of town with him and people come up to him and say, 'Didn't I see you on the History Channel?"

Perhaps his celebrity caught up with him.