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)

Friday, March 27, 2015

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  • Investigation of Bristol Virginia Utilities Ongoing, Prosecutor Mum About More Arrests
  • Former Longtime Superintendent of Bristol Children's Home Denied Judicial Diversion
  • McAuliffe Promises over a Dozen Vetoes, Including Tebow Bill
  • Forbes In as Head Men's BBall Coach at ETSU, Tyndall Out at UT
  • Intoxicated Man Caught Committing Multiple Crimes in Johnson City
  • Sullivan County Leaders Begin Budget Process
  • Bristol Virginia Utilities Officials React to Kick Back Scheme Uncovered by Feds
  • Update: Suspect in CVS Pharmacy Armed Robbery in Kingsport Captured
  • A Woman Sitting in a Parked Car Killed in Lebanon VA
  • Two Former BVU Executives Plead Guilty to Kickback Scheme in Federal Court
  • Elizabethon Man ID'd as Subject in Kingsport Armed Robbery at CVS
  • Woman in Johnson City Booked on 13 Counts of Burglary and Theft
  • Two Arrests Made in Case of Auto Burglaries in Elizabethton
  • Fatal 2014 Motorcycle and Car Collision Investigation Ends
  • Five Mobile Meth Labs Found in Pound, VA
  • Shooting in Big Stone Gap, Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder



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