Shortly after 10 p.m. Friday another motorist called police after reportedly observing Patty Tipton’s 1993 Ford Taurus station wagon swerving in and out of its lane westbound on Highway 11-W in Mount Carmel near the Hardee’s restaurant.
Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenny Lunsford Jr. received a BOLO (be on the lookout) report for the green station wagon, and then met the vehicle moments later stopped in the middle of 11-W in Church Hill near the Pizza Plus restaurant.
Initially the male passenger was outside the vehicle. When Lunsford arrived, however, the man — identified as J.B. Miller, 24, 2942 Plymouth Road, Johnson City, ran back to Tipton’s vehicle and got inside.
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