Burglary Bust In WCTN

(WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN) – Deputies in Washington County, TN arrest a man from Gray in connection to several area auto burglaries…Jim O’Reilly…

Investigators say the burglaries were happening overnight in the area of Molton Circle. William Edwards was taken into custody by officers dispatched to the area on a break in call. Edwards was found with other stolen items. He faces burglary and theft charges. He is held at the Washington County lockup on bond.

Edwards Held For Theft

(WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN) – Deputies in Washington County, TN arrest a man from Gray in connection to several area auto burglaries.

Investigators say the burglaries were happening overnight in the area of Molton Circle. William Edwards was taken into custody by officers dispatched to the area on a break in call. Edwards was found with other stolen items.

He faces burglary and theft charges. He is held at the Washington County lockup on bond.

Blountville Man Faces Break In Charges

(BRISTOL, TN) — A Blountville man is arrested for burglary at a Bristol, Tennessee home…Jim O’Reilly reports…

Sullivan County deputies respond to a Bonnie Drive address. The front door of the home was wide open when they arrive. Deputies go in…they hear footsteps from the upstairs floor…its not the resident. Randy Puckett comes down the stairs…saying he’s the owner of the home. The cops instead call the homeowner on his phone and the jig is up. A stack of valuables is found in the back yard and Puckett now has a court date later this week on a list of theft and burglary charges. Investigators think he may be connected to a series of other break ins in the area.

BTN Burglary Under Investigation

(BRISTOL, TN) — A Blountville man is arrested for burglary at a Bristol, Tennessee home.

Sullivan County deputies respond to a Bonnie Drive address. The front door of the home was wide open when they arrive. Deputies go in…they hear footsteps from the upstairs floor…it’s not the resident. Randy Puckett comes down the stairs…saying he’s the owner of the home. The cops instead call the homeowner on his phone and the jig is up.

A stack of valuables is found in the back yard and Puckett now has a court date later this week on a list of theft and burglary charges. Investigators think he may be connected to a series of other break ins in the area.

Man Wanted In KS Nabbed In Johnson City

(JOHNSON CITY) – Police in Johnson City get a man after he checks out of an area hotel…Jim O’Reilly has more…

Joshua Morton has a full extradition warrant out of Kansas. He was staying at the Red Roof Inn on Broyles. Somebody tipped off the police Morton was at that hotel…and they go into action. He wasn’t registered anymore but a quick search of the area netted Morton’s arrest. He is charged as a fugitive from justice.

Morton Picked Up For Extradition

(JOHNSON CITY) – Police in Johnson City get a man after he checks out of an area hotel.

Joshua Morton has a full extradition warrant out of Kansas. He was staying at the Red Roof Inn on Broyles.
Somebody tipped off the police Morton was at that hotel…and they go into action. He wasn’t registered anymore but a quick search of the area netted Morton’s arrest. He is charged as a fugitive from justice.

Arnett Awaits Sentencing After Deal

(JOHNSON CITY) – A woman charged in a deadly crash in Johnson City last year reaches a plea agreement with federal prosecutors…Jim O’Reilly reports…

13 year old Bryson Arnett died in the accident on VA property last November. The crash on government land giving the case federal jurisdiction. Alicia Carver was charged in the accident. Logan Oxendine was indicted in the case, also, back in April. In the plea deal, Carver pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter. She faces up to eight years in prison, along with as much as a quarter million dollar fine. Carver’s next court date is in November.

Federal Crash Case Update

(JOHNSON CITY) – A woman charged in a deadly crash in Johnson City last year reaches a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

13 year old Bryson Arnett died in the accident on VA property last November. The crash on government land giving the case federal jurisdiction. Alicia Carver was charged in the accident. Logan Oxendine was indicted in the case, also, back in April.

In the plea deal, Carver pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter. She faces up to eight years in prison, along with as much as a quarter million dollar fine. Carver’s next court date is in November.

Crossovers in Gate City to Be Closed as Part of Safety Improvement Project

A spot prone to crashes in Gate City is getting a facelift.

A series of crossovers along Route 23 in Gate City will soon be eliminated as part of a pair of safety enhancement projects from the state’s road agency.

A total of six crossovers will be closed between Business Route 23 and Route 224. According to the Virginia Dept of Transportation, that stretch has been the site of several crashes over the past five years.
The other safety project will be to realign construction of 224 at the intersection of Nottingham Road. That is set to be done by next summer.

Wanted Fugitive Captured in Kingsport

A wanted fugitive was captured in Kingsport following a brief police chase Tuesday night.

Police say they spotted Brian Debusk, who was wanted on a warrant out of Washington County, Virginia around 930 last night on E. Stone Drive.

Kingsport Police, along with the US Marshals Service, took part in the arrest. Debusk was wanted on drug and eluding arrest charges.

He remains behind bars in Kingsport, awaiting extradition back across the state line.