Man Charged After Threatening to Shoot People in Johnson City

One man has been arrested after he threatened to shoot a man, then ran from officers in Johnson City.

20-year old Marcus Cardwell allegedly went to a home in the 700 block of Wilson Avenue around 2pm and threatened to shoot the people inside.

When officers arrived, Cardwell ran away on foot. He was later spotted riding in a car in the Keystone Community, where he was arrested.

He is now charged with possession of a firearm with altered serial number, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. He is being held without bond.

Man Rescued After Falling from Cliff in Saltville

One man was rescued after he fell off a cliff last night in Saltville.

Crews were called to an area near the cemetery on E. Main Street around 5 o’clock last night.

Officers with the Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Saltville Police Department, Saltville Volunteer Fire Department, and Chilhowie Police Department were able to make a harness and repel down to rescue the 41-year old man.

He was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Firefighters Going To The State Capitol For Personal Cause

Two Bristol, Virginia firefighters are headed to the state capitol for a personal cause. LW’s Karen Johnson.

Michael Wise and Bryan Boyd of the Bristol, Virginia Professional Firefighters Association are heading to Richmond to meet with local lawmakers to discuss cancer prevention and join others in the “Walk The Line” cancer walk on Tuesday. Wise says the walk is to push for legislative action and remember those who’ve died from cancer while on the job. In addition Boyd says there are more synthetics, more plastics, more chemicals and when those things burn those chemicals get released we absorb it and we inhale it.

Man Wanted in October Attack at Kingsport Apartment Complex Arrested in NY

A man wanted in an October attack in Kingsport has been arrested.

Darius Woodbury was charged with attempted second-degree murder after a stabbing incident at the Dogwood Terrace Apartments back in October.

Shortly after the incident, Woodbury left the area and had stayed out of police custody. That is, until this week when he was arrested on an outstanding warrant in New York.

Woodbury was arrested in suburban New York City this week and is now awaiting extradition back to the area.

Carter Co. Deputy Injured in Thursday Wreck

Police have released more details into a crash Thursday on Highway 321 that injured a Carter County Sheriff’s deputy.

Police say a Honda was heading west on 321 when it hit a Chevy Impala head-on.

Just after the initial accident, a deputy, 31-year old Joshua Hopkins, then slammed into the Impala, which was also hit by a second car. In all, three people were taken to area hospitals.

The crash remains under investigation.

Missing Buchanan Co. Teenager Found Safe

A missing Buchanan County, VA girl has been found safe and sound.

15-year old Madeline Wells was reported missing Wednesday after being spotted at a Grundy motel with a 21-year old North Carolina man she met on Facebook.

The Buchanan Co. Sheriff’s Office says 21-year old Michael Newman was arrested shortly after the girl was found. Charges are pending.

Elizabethton City Leaders Change Rules for ‘Pub Bars’

Less than 90 days after its passing, the Elizabethton City Council has already changed the city codes for the so-called ‘pub bars’ downtown.

The city council this week changed the serving times and the amount of beer the breweries can make each year.

The new rules will allow beer to be served until 11pm, and doubled the allowed amount of brew, from 7500 gallons per year to 15,000.

City leaders hope the new alcohol changes will bring visitors to the downtown area.

Local College Students Affected By Government Shutdown

Local college students are affected by the federal government shutdown. LW’s Karen Johnson.

East Tennessee State University officials confirm that there are about 150 students currently feeling the impact of the federal government shutdown. Financial Aid Director at ETSU, Catherine Morgan, explains that when students apply for financial aid, there are a select few who have to go through a verification process with the IRS. Right now the IRS is currently not able to provide students with the information they need due to the shutdown. Morgan says ETSU is in the process of contacting the 150 students.

Arrest Made in Fatal Smyth Co. Hit and Run

A 31-year old man has been charged in a fatal Smyth County hit and run.

Police say 31-year Joseph Kestner of Marion, Virginia was the driver of an old Honda that ran off the side of Riverside Road and crashed into a house Sunday morning.

The accident killed one person inside the home, 87-year old Margaret Poe. Police say Kestner ran away from the scene on foot.

He was arrested on Wednesday and charged with fatal hit-and-run, failure to report a crash, and involuntary manslaughter.

Ex-Russell Co. Psychiatrist Sentenced to 7 Months in Prison

A former Russell County psychiatrist was sentenced to 7 months in prison on Wednesday.

Alberto Cervantes had already plead guilty to defrauding Medicaid and and United Healthcare by billing insurance while having a relationship with a patient.

The relationship lasted more than two years, during which time Cervantes billed Medicaid for more than $9300.

His medical and DEA registration was revoked in 2015.