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Update: Two Johnson City men charged with murder in Kingsport shooting death

August 15th, 2013 8:05 am by From Press and NET News Service Reports

Update: Two Johnson City men charged with murder in Kingsport shooting death

Booking photos of Jarrod Anderson (left) and Dominique Morrison

KINGSPORT — Two Johnson City men have been charged with the murder of a Kingsport man shot in the chest two years ago after intruders burst through a back door of his home.

Kingsport Police Department Public information Officer Tom Patton says the men, Jarrod Logan Anderson, 24, 1310 E. Fairview Ave., Johnson City, and Dominique L. Morrison, 25, 11 Brooklawn Court, Johnson City, were indicted Tuesday by a Sullivan County grand jury and arrested Wednesday night.

Both Anderson and Morrison were charged with first degree felony murder, attempted especially aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault.

The incident occurred Aug. 3, 2011, at 937 Dale St. Jarrett Hughes, 24, of the residence, was targeted in the attack, with the men running from the home and jumping into a vehicle after the shooting.

• Our NET News Service partner has details from this morning's Kingsport Police Department news conference on TimesNews.net.

In a news release, Kingsport police said Anderson and Morrison had gone to the Dale Street residence armed with a handgun intending to rob Hughes. The situation escalated, and Hughes was shot in the back.

Police said the two were arrested Wednesday in Johnson City — Morrison about 6 p.m. on Boone Street and Anderson about 6:30 p.m. on East Fairview Avenue.

Anderson had been released earlier Wednesday from the Washington County Detention Center after his arrest July 17 on a contempt attachment. According to jail records, Anderson was released by court order just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

Anderson also was arrested in March on a drug possession charge after police found LSD on him while arresting him on a warrant, Johnson City police said at the time.

Anderson was arrested when police encountered him at 1406 Baxter St. and discovered that he had a warrant for his arrest from Washington County. Before taking him to jail, police searched Anderson, finding three white LSD blotter papers wrapped in tin foil, police said in the release.

He also was charged with violation of probation and attachment for contempt on child support payments, according to Detention Center records. It is common for inmates who are being held for contempt on child support payments to be furloughed from jail after a period of time. Indictments are typically sealed, which means the WCDC would not have known about the presentment for murder against Anderson.



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