Police: Science Hill assault, Keystone shooting not connected despite similar factors

Becky Campbell • Mar 19, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Johnson City police were investigating an aggravated assault and a robbery with similar circumstances, but investigators did not believe they were related.

The first incident happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday at Science Hill High School. When police responded to the scene they spoke with the juvenile victim’s father.

The man’s son was attempting to get into the family vehicle when a black man with brass knuckles came up and punched him in the face.

While the teen was on the ground, three black males “kicked him twice in the abdomen region and punched him another time in the face,” according to a Johnson City Police Department report.

The men went through the victim’s pants pockets, but didn’t take anything because the teen didn’t have anything in them.

The victim could only tell police that his attackers were adult black males wearing blue jeans and one had on a white shirt and another had on a black shirt.

The victim was transported to the Johnson City Medical Center for treatment.

Policed had not made an arrest in the case.

The other incident, with similar descriptions, happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Police responded to the Medical Center about a possible shooting.

Officers spoke to Lance Hugley, 20, who said he was in the area of Dyer and Alan Streets when a vehicle occupied by three black males pulled up and one said, “Give me all you got.”

Hugley told police he turned and ran, but was shot in the leg. Hugley called a friend who transported him to the hospital.

Police reported that Hugley suffered a shattered leg bone from the gunshot. A Mountain States Health Alliance spokeswoman said Hugley was not listed among the hospital’s patients on Monday.

According to a Johnson City Police Department investigator, police did not believe the cases were connected.

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