Moonshine legend ends it all in jail

The death of Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, a nationally-known moonshiner, is being labelled a suicide.

Sutton, 61, built a three-decade reputation as one of the South’s top makers of illegal whiskey. He was the subject of several documentaries and wrote an autobiography titled “Me and My Likker.”

He had been incarcerated in Cooke County, TN, and briefly released while awaiting his transfer to a federal prison to serve an 18-month sentence for illegally making whiskey and possessing a firearm as a felon, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

[Go here for my original report on Sutton's legal woes.]

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's the quote from the Asheville paper: "Pam Sutton said she found her husband Monday afternoon dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his beloved Ford Fairlane outside their home in Cocke County, Tenn."