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, February 26, 2015

  • Virginia State Trooper Being Investigated for "Snow Doughnuts" in Abingdon
  • TVA Official Suggests More Access Points on Boone Lake During Repairs
  • Boone Lake Property Owners Stunned by TVA Prospect of No Summer Season
  • TVA Elects to Keep Boone Lake at Winter Pool Levels Indefinitely For Sinkhole Repairs
  • Dozens of Crashes Reported as More Snow Slams Region
  • National Guard is "Godsend" in Wise County
  • AEP Customers in Virginia Could See $10 in Savings With Rate Cut, Refund
  • Missing Abingdon Man Found Dead Under Snow
  • Christmas Time Sales Tax Receipts in Kingsport Best in a Decade
  • Governor Brings Aid to Snow Stricken Wise County
  • TVA Schedules News Conference to Discuss Boone Dam Situation
  • Sullivan County Schools Likely to Add Days to End of Year If More Snow Days Occur
  • Mixed Results in Fourth Quarter Labor Report for Tri-Cities
  • SWVA Man Gets 7 Years for Robbing Drug Dealers
  • Man Arrested in Stolen Pizza Delivery Truck
  • Johnson City Police Use Fingerprint Evidence To Identify Murder Victim



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