Monday, May 07, 2012

Arrests In Claw Hammer Murder
A Johnson City couple has been charged in the claw hammer death of a 78-year-old man whose body was found in Unicoi County. The decomposing body of Lonnie Townsend was found off Spivey Mountain Road in Unicoi County Friday morning. Authorities say identification is not official at this time but they're very positive that it is Townsend. 43-year-old Jason Pate and 21-year-old Whitney Kristina Harris, both living in a trailer park on Rockhouse Road are charged with first-degree murder, first-degree while murder committing a felony and tampering with evidence. Townsend had been reported missing April 17th. Witnesses later saw Pate driving a red pickup truck that fit the description of Townsend's vehicle. Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes has been leading the investigation along with Johnson City detectives and Unicoi County Sheriff Ed Herndon.(CS)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

  • Former BVU CEO Wes Rosenbalm Ordered to Report to Prison for Corruption and Tax Evasion
  • Hawkins Co Member of TN House of Representatives Leaving Post
  • Police Report Greene County Woman Tried to Smuggle Narcotics Into Jail
  • State Dismisses Murder Charges Against Elizabethton Mother
  • Sentencing Set Thursday for Former BVU CEO Wes Rosenbalm
  • One Person Killed in North Roan Street Traffic Incident in Johnson City
  • Jury Finds Kingsport Man Guilty of Attempted Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault
  • Two Slightly Injured After Car Crashes Through Restaurant Wall in Kingsport
  • Meth Trafficker Receives 8 Year Federal Prison Sentence
  • Hupp Awaits Arraignment November 30th
  • Two Suspects Involved in Oxycodone Ring Based at Johnson City Weight Loss Clinic Take Plea Deals
  • Monday's Robbery of Walgreen's Not Connected to Two Other Robberies Last Month at Drug Store Chain
  • Alpha Issues Warnings of Upcoming Layoffs in West Virginia
  • Two Injured When Car Rolls in Parking Lot in Kingsport
  • Removal of Idled Equipment Sparks Fire at Eastman
  • Attempted Murder Trial Continues in Blountville
  • Sighting Report Widens Search for Missing Man With Alzheimer's
  • Phone Scammers Target Johnson City Power Customers

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