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Monday, December 03, 2012

Two Arrested In Stabbing
Two men have been arrested in the Thursday robbery of a man outside of Food City in Coeburn. 38 year old Warren Ferrey and 52 year old David Jackson are alleged to have laid wait in a van, wearing disguises. They attacked 33 year old Bobby Gentry, an off-duty employee of the store when he got inside his car after cashing his check. Gentry was stabbed once in the chest. He has since been released from the hospital. Jackson was seen by witnesses pulling a .45 caliber handgun from his ankle area. It was recovered by police. (jb)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Coeburn Police Investigate Stabbing
Coeburn, Virginia police are investigating a stabbing incident outside of a grocery store. They believe that it was a robbery attempt. A Food City employee stopped by on his day off to cash a check. He was stabbed in the chest in the parking lot. Chief Scott Brooks says two suspects have been arrested. (jb)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Man Hospitalized In Stabbing Incident
A man remains in critical condition at Bristol Regional Medical Center after he was stabbed during an argument. The man was taken to the hospital around 7:00 o'clock Wednesday night. Police were called to a Bradley Street home just before 7 on the report of a stabbing. Initial reports indicate that the man was stabbed after he stood up for his girlfriend's daughter, who was fighting with her boyfriend. The boyfriend fled the scene, but police officers and K-9 units were able to catch him. 21 year old Jerico Moore was arrested and charged with malicious wounding. (jb)

Stabbing Arrest
Johnson City investigators have arrested a man for his alleged role in a knife attack. 24 year old Mario Merino is said to have stabbed someone on West Main Street on October 21st. He is also alleged to have assaulted three other people with a knife on October 22nd. Merino is charged with four counts of Aggravated Assault. He is being held under a 50 thousand dollar bond. (jb)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jury Gets Billy Jack Lyons Case This Morning
Deliberations will begin today in the attempted first-degree mruder trial of Billy Jack Lyons. Six witnesses testified Wednesday including the victim. Robert Emerson told the jury that Lyons stabbed him in the chest after burning down his barn with four horses inside of it. Prosecutors say that Lyon's motive in the 2005 incident was to keep Emerson from trying to buy the property where he lived. It's taken the state 7 years to bring the case to trial because of Lyon's having been diagnosed as being incompetent to stand trial until recently. (jb)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

New Trial Granted For Convicted Killer
The man convicted of killing a Colonial Heights bait shop owner has been granted a new trial. 48 year old Steven James Rollins was convicted in 2003 of killing 81 year old James Bussell. He was stabbed 28 times at his bait shop and barbecue restaurant. Rollins was sentenced to death by lethal injection. A three judge panel agreed with his contention that he had ineffective counsel and a biased juror. The case has been sent back to Sullivan County for re-trial. (jb)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Inmate Sentenced To Life Without Parole In Prison Murder
An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Lee County, Virginia will be spending the rest of his life in prison. 29 year old Antonio Carl Johnson pleaded guilty in March to first-degree murder. He stabbed and killed Ernest Eugene Bennett with a shank in January 2010 in one of the prison's housing units. A motive for the attack has not been released. (jb)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Man Arrested In Stabbing Incident
Johnson City police have arrested a man involved in a stabbing incident at the John Sevier Center. A 9-1-1 caller told them that a man was walking near South Roan and East Maple with blood on his clothing. The victim told police that he had been stabbed in the leg at an apartment at the Johnson Sevier Center. Police arrested 52 year old Louis Popps and charged him with aggravated assault and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond has been set at 31 thousand dollars. (jb)

Friday, June 01, 2012

Police Investigate Stabbing
Johnson City police are investigating a stabbing incident. It happened Thursday evening in the 200 block of West 8th Avenue. Police say that a man went outside of a home and came back in later with the wound. The man was stabbed in his upper shoulder. Police are not releasing any more information at this time. (jb)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Damascus Man Charged With Arson
A Damascus, Virginia man is in jail, charged with setting his house on fire. It's believed that 37 year old Christopher Allen Whited set the fire after a domestic altercation. Deputies found him inside of an outbuilding behind the burning home. Whited had apparently stabbed himself. He was airlifted to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment. Sullivan County deputies arrested him after his release. He was transferred to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon. (jb)

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