A New Court Date Has Been Set In Wise County General District Court For A Former Football Player Charged In The Death Of A Norton Woman. 21 Year Old Melquan Huntley Is Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In Addition To Unlawful Discharge Of A Firearm And Unlawful Shooting Of A Person In The Commission Of A Felony. Huntley Was A Football Player For Uva-Wise. He’s Accused Of Shooting 18 Year Old Jahnae Foster In The Head At A Home In Green’s Mobile Home Park. Huntley Is Slated To Return To Court On February 25th.
Mount Carmel Police Are Looking For A Man Whol Fled From Authorities During An Attempted Traffic Stop. Police Stopped Kenneth Fields After His Honda Reportedly Had An Extremely Loud Muffler And Sparks Emitting From Under The Vehicle. Officers Allegedly Found More Than 3-Thousand Syringes In The Trunk Of The Vehicle. Meanwhile, Fields Is On The Lam. An Arrest Warrant Has Been Issued For Him On Charges Including Felony Evading Arrest, Criminal Impersonation, And A Possession Of A Loud Muffler. Anyone With Information On Fields’ Whereabouts Is Asked To Contact The Mount Carmel Police Department.
A Hamblen County Man Is Facing Multiple Charges After An Incident At A Johnson City Nightspot. 30 Year Old Matthew Drinnon Of Whitesburg Is Charged With Aggravated Domestic Assault, Resisting Arrest, And Public Intoxication. The Charges Stem From An Alleged Incident At Electric Cowboy On North Roan Street. Drinnon Is Accused Of Choking A Female Victim At The Bar. Police Said He Was Intoxicated And Resisted Arrest. Drinnon Is Being Held In The Washington County Detention Center Under A 16-Thousand Dollar Bond.
One Of The Largest Methamphetamine Dump Sites In Carter County History Has Been Discovered. Lt. Mike Little With The Carter County Sheriff’s Office Said There Were More Than 20 One-Pot Cooking Bottles Discovered On River Bottom Road. The Garbage Near The Residence Also Contained Cold Medicine Pakcs That Were Used To Provide The Active Ingredient, Pseudoephedrine. Deputies Also Found Empty Cans Of Coleman Lantern Fuel, Cold Packs, And Other Items. The Discovery Of The Meth Lab Came About Because The Family Of Heather Stevens Suspected Her Boyfriend May Have Been Hitting Her. While There Investigating, Deputies Noticed A Chemical Smell In The Home. Several Suspects Are Facing Charges. The Investigation Is Continuing.
East Tennessee State University has installed 20 new flashing pedestrian lights as a safety measure for students. Shawn Benson, director of campus planning at ETSU, said crews installed the beacons at busier crosswalks around the 15,000-student campus in an effort to improve pedestrian safety. He said the signs have solar panels on top that power the flashing LED lights.
The state of Tennessee is opening self-service kiosks that will allow drivers to renew or replace their driver licenses and state identification cards that will hopefully reduce lines and wait times. The kiosks will be installed at places like AAA offices or local government offices to cut down on wait times at driver centers.
Last Month Over 11-Hundred Children Received Toys For Christmas. It Was The 11th Annual Toys From Cops Event Which Is Conducted Each Year By The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Due To The Growing Number Of Children In Need, Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Leslie Earhart Says They Want To Get An Early Start This Year. To Setup A Date And Time To Pickup Any Items, You Can Call 423-279-6025.