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)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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  • Bristol, TN Officials Confirm Triad Packaging Staying in City, Investing Millions
  • Children's Services Spokesman Says Formal Investigation Underway into David Crockett High Hazing
  • BVU's Faith Esposito Suddenly Resigns Board
  • DMME: Mine Accident in Dickenson County Under Investigation, Victim Recovering After Surgery
  • Bristol, Tennessee Schools Replace Principal in Wake of Attempted Child Abuse and Neglect Case
  • King University Breaks Ground on Oval Restoration
  • Roe Seeks Immediate Lift of Ban on Firearms on Military Grounds
  • Haslam Headed to the Tri-Cities to Push For Hike in Gasoline Tax
  • Police: Fatal Crash Went Undetected for a Day
  • Wes Rosenbalm Resigns from Job at Johnson City V-A Center
  • BVU Writing Policies in Wake of Financial Scandal
  • Utility Puts Condition on Participation in Bristol "Brand" Study
  • Mine Accident Under Investigation
  • Two More David Crockett Players Sent to Alternative School in Wake of Hazing Investigation
  • Murder, Dismembering Case in Carter County Scheduled to go to Grand Jury
  • New Poll Shows Virginians Split on Removing Rebel Flag from S.O.C.V. License Plate
  • Report: Members of Crips Source of Fight, Lockdown at Mountain City Prison
  • Hawkins County Deputies Arrest Woman for Second Time in Two Weeks
  • Hawkins County Woman Arrested After She Was Found With Drugs



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