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, May 25, 2015

  • Local Restaurant Operator Recognized with National Award
  • Memorial Day Observance Scheduled This Morning in Johnson City
  • Boil Water Notice Lifted for Nickelsville by VDH
  • Argument Over Money Leads to a Machete Attack
  • Habitual Motor Offender Caught After Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Burglary Suspect Parks Car in Victim's Driveway
  • Sullivan County Board to Hire Interim Director of Schools June 1



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