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)

Monday, September 01, 2014

  • Wellmont on Agenda for Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen
  • Child Run Over in Driveway Near Bristol
  • Tobacco at issue as Sullivan County School Board is set to Meet
  • Labor Day Means More Police Patrols in Johnson City
  • Animal Ordinance Changes will be considered by Bristol, Tennessee City Council
  • Retirement of One of Longest Serving Virginia State Troopers; from the Bristol area
  • Sullivan County Authorities Make Sullivan Gardens Drug Bust
  • Hammer Assault Lands a Johnson City Son in Jail
  • Man Flown to Hospital After Boone Lake Injury
  • Russell County Fire Under Investigation
  • Three Kingsport Traffic Fatalities in One Week
  • VSP Search for Missing Russell County Man
  • 12-Year Old Boy Dies After Kingsport Crash
  • Elizabethton Man Arrested for DUI, 6th Offense
  • Settlement with Fired Sullivan County Highway Workers Likely to Come Up for Another Vote
  • Newly Renovated J. Fred Johnson Stadium Opens to Enthusiasm in Kingsport
  • Jury Deliberations to Start Tuesday in Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Trial



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