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Mom of alleged Roadrunner killer arrested for meth
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Johnson City police arrested the wife and mother of a father-son duo accused in the June 2 slaying of convenience store clerk Tava Woodard Thursday, charging her with several drug crimes. An affidavit for the arrest of Donna Sexton, 38, shows that Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) investigators allegedly discovered […]
Sullivan County man at center of Silver Alert found dead
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) announced Friday that the subject of a Sullivan County Silver Alert was found dead. According to the TBI, 64-year-old Michael L. Gosey was found dead Friday morning after a Silver Alert was issued Thursday. The TBI had previously reported Gosey had a medical condition […]
Man dies following crash in Scott County, 3 other people injured, police say
SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — A man has died and three other people were injured in a Scott County crash, according to Virginia State Police. Police stated the crash occurred on May 30 on Route 713, about 2 miles west of Route 711. Authorities said a 1999 Toyota 4Runner was going west when it ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle then overcorrected, ran off the left side of the road, struck a fence, overturned, and hit a tree and a utility pole.
Suspect in 1984 Sullivan County murder identified as now-deceased man
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Sullivan County investigators say they have solved a nearly 40-year-old murder case. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the death of Floyd “Otis” Turner since 1984, when on July 10, a deputy found Turner slumped over and deceased inside a vehicle parked on the shoulder of State Route 126 […]
UPDATE: Drug arrest puts Sexton family behind bars
All three members of a Johnson City family are now behind bars. A report from city police said Donna Sexton, 38, was arrested and charged after investigators found multiple drugs inside her house and in her car. Sexton’s husband and son, Mark Sexton and Mark Sexton III, are accused of...
VSP: Kingsport motorcyclist dead after crash in Washington County, Va.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A motorcyclist from Kingsport died after being injured in a Washington County, Virginia crash, according to Virginia State Police (VSP). A release from the VSP states that at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, a Harley-Davidson was heading south on Route 91 and entered the Route 773 intersection. While it […]
JCPD: 2 charged with murder in death of gas station clerk
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — On Wednesday morning, the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) held a media briefing to announce arrests in the homicide of 23-year-old Tava Woodard, who was killed during an alleged robbery at a Roadrunner Market on North Broadway Street. Mark Anthony Sexton, Jr., 41, and his son, Mark Anthony Sexton, III, […]
Missing Johnson City man found dead near Winged Deer Park
UPDATE: According to the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, the remains were identified as Wesley Spurlock, 55, of Johnson City. No foul play is suspected, the WCSO stated. Spurlock was previously listed as missing and ‘at risk’ by the Johnson City Police Department on Wednesday. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — An unattended death investigation is […]
Kingsport Fire Department saves kitten from tire
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‘I’m going to choke you the f––– out’: Wife and husband accused of egregious attack on girl over cellphone
In videos, police wrote, the adoptive mother can be seen repeatedly choking the girl and pulling her around the floor by her hair. The post ‘I’m going to choke you the f––– out’: Wife and husband accused of egregious attack on girl over cellphone first appeared on Law & Crime.
Man rescues Johnson City firefighter from burning vehicle, THP says
BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — A man rescued a Johnson City firefighter from a burning vehicle on Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. A video sent by a viewer shows a truck going off the side of the road on Highway 390 in Bluff City. As people stopped...
Local business adds $5,000 reward for Roadrunner homicide info
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Byron Barnes of Barnes Exterminating Company told News Channel 11 that the recent killing of 23-year-old Tava Woodard inspired him to offer a second $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the case. “I didn’t have a personal connection with the victim or with family,” Barnes […]
Mattress factory fire under investigation in Duffield
DUFFIELD, Va. (WJHL) – A fire at the Tempurpedic production facility in Duffield, Virginia is under investigation. Crews responded to the fire Tuesday shortly before 9 p.m. No damage was visible to the exterior of the facility, and a witness at the scene told News Channel 11 that crews responded quickly. Scott County EMA Director […]
Memorial created for Johnson City gas station homicide victim, store owner offers reward
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Co-workers and friends of a Roadrunner Market gas station employee killed in Johnson City set up a memorial inside the store. Tava Woodard, 23, of Johnson City, was the store clerk at the Roadrunner off of East Myrtle Avenue and North Broadway Street when she was killed in a store […]
23-year-old store clerk is killed during robbery, Tennessee cops say. ‘Taken from us’
The young woman was working around 1 a.m. on June 2 when she was killed, police said.
JCPD: Man assaults officers, leaves scene of multi-vehicle crash
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Johnson City man faces several charges after he allegedly assaulted first responders and left the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Monday. According to the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD), officers were dispatched to a multi-vehicle crash near South Roan Street and Buffalo Street where 911 callers claimed the […]
Jonesborough man arrested on drug charges
Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Jonesborough man on drug and firearm charges. Jeffrey Scott, 53, was stopped after midnight on June 2 when his vehicle was searched by deputies after an occupant stated a pistol was inside according to authorities. After exiting the vehicle Scott was searched and deputies discovered a plastic bag containing 14.5 grams of an unknown crystal rock substance Scott claimed was methamphetamine.
Police chief announces promotions
JOHNSON CITY – Johnson City Police Chief Billy Church recently announced promotions within the department. The promotional process consisted of an assessment/interview. “The officers promoted lead by example and exemplify the best qualities in the Johnson City Police Department,” said Chief Church. “Their commitment to serving this community is commendable, and I am fortunate to […] The post Police chief announces promotions appeared first on www.elizabethton.com.
Man accused of driving under the influence with child less than 8 years of age in vehicle
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB) — A Limestone man accused of driving under the influence with a child less than 8 years of age in the vehicle was arrested early Monday, according to the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office. Samuel B. Milhorn, 42, was charged with driving under the influence...
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