Thursday, May 24, 2012

Woman Fails to Face Vehicular Homicide Charges
Washington County is on the look out for a woman who failed to appear in court to face a vehicular homicide charge. 24-year old Andrea Leigh Nantz skipped her fourth court date after posting a 50-thousand dollar bond. Nantz told Judge Lynn Brown that she intended to hire an attorney and she cannot be arraigned on the charge until she has one. Assistant District Attorney General Janet Vest Hardin opposed the judge’s decision to give her more time to hire a lawyer. Nantz is accused of using a cell phone and having drugs in her system when she crashed into a parked car on Highway 11E in Greene County. 77-year old Floyd Watts of Greeneville died from injuries he sustained when Nantz hit his Subaru Outback as it was parked on the eastbound shoulder of the highway. Watts was taken to Johnson City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. After the indictment was served on Nantz, District Attorney General Tony Clark said toxicology results showed several drugs in her system, but the levels were too low to charge her with vehicular homicide by intoxication which would have meant a stronger punishment. Vehicular homicide is a Class C felony that carries three to 15 years in prison depending on the defendant’s prior record. (bg)

Friday, July 03, 2015

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  • Johnson City Approves Investments in new Food City and Franklin Square Development
  • Boone, NC Motel Owner Charged in Deaths of Three Guests Due in Court
  • Bristol Motor Speedway Joins Fellow NASCAR Tracks in Asking for Ban on Confederate Flag
  • Abingdon Man Returned from Arkansas to Face Charges of Murdering Father
  • Local Democrat: Jim Webb Will Bring Presidential Campaign to Southwest Virginia
  • SW Virginia Coalbed Methane Royalty Owner Provisions Take Effect This Month
  • Report: New Hospital Coming to Erwin in 2018
  • Extensive Prep Underway for Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at Johnson City's Freedom Hall
  • Documents Show Bristol, TN Ready to Use Eminent Domain to Take Property for Flood Mitigation
  • AAA Projects More Holiday Travelers Taking to The Road July 4th Weekend
  • Four Juveniles Arrested for Breaking Into Johnson City Business
  • Bristol, VA Man Arrested After Animal Cruelty Investigation
  • New BVU Chair: "We want to get to the bottom" of Scandal
  • Community Service Deadline Approaches for Free Tennessee College Program
  • Abingdon Arson Suspect Due in Court Next Month in Martinsville
  • Three Injured in Wednesday Crash on Hwy 11E in Telford
  • Tennessee Man Involved in Abduction, Rape Case in Oregon Gets $1 Million Bond
  • Former Eastman Executive Named Chairman of Local Hospital
  • Kingsport Man - "In it for the Money"- Sent to Prison for 10 Years for Drug Dealing
  • False Alarm at Tri-Cities Regional Airport After Security Alert
  • Thief Demands Drugs In Walgreen's Robbery
  • Bristol Chamber Of Commerce Names New CEO
  • Bill to Consider TN Wilderness Act to Expand Cherokee National Forest Up for Fourth Try



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