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, September 03, 2015

  • Home Invasion at Kingsport Subdivision Leads to Aggravated Robbery Charges
  • Rogersville Man Gets Three Years in Prison for Selling Painkillers Obtained Through Medicare
  • The Pinnacle Adding Chipolte, Yankee Candle, Other Retail in $30 Million Expansion
  • Half Million Dollar Marijuana Crop Found and Confiscated Near Abingdon, Resident Arrested
  • Sullivan County Robber Escapes Transport in Illinois, Major Manhunt Underway
  • Parents Prepare for Protest of Extended Study of Islam at Vance Middle School
  • Issue of Competency Delays Hearing for Abingdon Murder Suspect
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested After Lying to Police About Car Wreck
  • ETSU Bucs Kick-Off First Football Game in 12 Years
  • Developers to Announce New Shops Coming to the Pinnacle
  • Hearing on Grave Plot Disputes for Troubled Hawkins County Cemetery Scheduled Friday
  • Greeneville Motorcycle Crash Kills One, Injuries Another
  • Sheriff's Office Reports Marion Man Dies From Accidental Shooting
  • Senator Alexander Says Obama Helping to Start a Potential Arms Race in the Middle East
  • Bristol Man Ordered to Prison for 8 Years for Meth Making
  • Politicos "Outraged" About UT Gender Neutrality Post
  • Two Arrested for Prostitution in Bristol



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