Felon charged with attempted murder after Johnson City mobile home park shooting

Johnson City Press • Updated May 3, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Police charged a Johnson City man with attempted second-degree murder Thursday after a shooting early that morning left another man hospitalized with a facial wound.

Daniel William Clark, 21, was arrested about 9 p.m. once police found him at a west Johnson City residence following an extensive search.

Johnson City police said they were called to Houston Mobile Home Park, 2719 S. Roan St., Lot 2, just before 3 a.m. and found Thomas Carter, 46, with a single facial gunshot wound. Carter was hospitalized at Johnson City Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.

Capt. Matt Howell said investigators had spoken with people inside and outside the mobile home. No one was in custody, but investigators had identified a person of interest at the time. Howell said no gun was found at the scene.

Clark also was charged with aggravated assault, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun in the commission of a dangerous felony. He was held in the Washington County Detention Center under $170,000 bond with a Sessions Court appearance set for later today.

Police asked for anyone with possible information relating to the shooting to contact the Johnson City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 434-6166. Anonymous tips may also be submitted via the Crimestoppers tip line at 434-6158 or by texting “423JCPD” and a tip to 847411 (TIP411). Tips also may be sent via www.citizenobserver.com and the Johnson City Police Department website: http://www.johnsoncitytn.org/police/cid.

The Tennessee Department of Corrections’ Felony Offender website lists Clark as being on probation through Jan. 7, 2027.

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