Blountville, TN

VSP investigating inmate death at regional jail

DUFFIELD, Va. (WYMT) - State authorities are investigating an inmate’s death at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield. The Virginia State Police said its Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office launched an investigation into the May 20 death of inmate Sherri D. Cook, 43 of Whitesburg, Kentucky.
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Wheelie popping teen accused of fleeing traffic stop faces felony evading arrest charge

When a Mount Carmel officer attempted to stop a Kingsport teen Monday who was popping wheelies on a motorcycle in front of the Hardee’s on Main Street, the teen allegedly popped a wheelie in front of the officer and fled. The ensuing high speed pursuit led police along several Mount Carmel residential streets, into Church Hill, and then back into Mount Carmel where the driver was arrested after parking the bike in a residential garage. ...
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JCPD: Dumpster-digging man arrested for ID theft, other charges

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Jonesborough man faces multiple charges after Johnson City police arrested him for rummaging through a dumpster early Thursday morning. A release from the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) stated that officers responded to the Upper-Class Suites area on College Heights Road at 3:34 a.m. after receiving a complaint a […]

Johnson City woman set fire in John Sevier Center, police say

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) charged a woman with arson following an April incident at the John Sevier Center. A news release stated that police responded to 141 E. Market St. on April 24 in reference to a fire in the apartment building. Officers with the JCPD determined that […]

What is there to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities? Find out here

(WJHL) — June 25-26 marks another summertime weekend in the Tri-Cities, and Storm Team 11 predicts a sunny and hot start to both Saturday and Sunday with afternoon showers and storms possible. Saturday, June 25 Carter Railroad Museum Heritage Day Where: George L. Carter Railroad Museum on EastTennessee State University’s campus Info: Open 10 a.m. […]

Woman arrested on arson charge in Johnson City

Police in Johnson City, Tennessee arrested a woman on a charge of arson in connection with an apartment fire. Aimee Phillips, 33, of Johnson City is being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Police say the fire occurred on April 26 at an apartment in...

Police arrest knife-wielding JC man for domestic assault

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Police arrested a Johnson City man Thursday afternoon on aggravated assault charges following a physical altercation between two Spring Street residents. When officers arrived at the scene at 3:44 p.m., an investigation revealed the man, identified as Matthew Bowling, had threatened another resident with a knife after a fight. The […]

Jonesborough man arrested on various charges

On Thursday, June 23, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested James Saylor, 43, of Jonesborough, and charged him with methamphetamine possession, introduction of contraband into a penal facility, resisting arrest and identity theft. At approximately 3:34 a.m., officers responded to the area of Upper Class Suites on College...

Police: Jonesborough man facing numerous charges including resisting arrest

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — Johnson City Police arrested James Saylor, 43, of Jonesborough and charged him with methamphetamine possession, introduction of contraband into a penal Facility, resisting arrest and identity theft on June 23. According to police, officers responded to College Heights Road, on a complaint of a...

TWRA IDs Kingsport man who died in boating accident

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) on Thursday identified a Kingsport man who died in a boating incident on the Holston River Wednesday. A release stated that Dennis Wayne Jenkins, 51, was found dead face-down in the Holston River following the boating accident. He was reportedly not wearing a lifejacket. Investigators […]

William Shane “Grasshopper” Adams

William Shane “Grasshopper” Adams, 34, Butler, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022. He was born July 4, 1987 in Elizabethton. William was a graduate of Hampton High School and had worked in landscapping in earlier years. He loved people and loved helping them anyway he could. He attended Piercetown Baptist Church.
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Johnson City Masonic Lodge hosting 5th annual steak cook off Saturday

The Johnson City Masonic Lodge is hosting their fifth annual steak cook off on Saturday. Mark Whittamore, the event's promoter, said this year’s competition will bring over in 40 cooks from across the country to see who can cook the best ribeye steak. The competition is held in conjunction...

Identity of Holston River boating incident victim released

SURGOINSVILLE – The identity of a man who died in yesterday’s boating incident on the Holston River is being released. Dennis Wayne Jenkins, (51), of Ridgefields Rd. in Kingsport, was found dead in the Holston River following a boating incident that occurred near Christian’s Bend boat ramp.