Two charged with attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping

John Thompson • May 20, 2019 at 9:53 PM

ELIZABETHTON — In separate arrests on Sunday, the Johnson City Police Department charged a man and a woman with attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping.

According to reports, police made a traffic stop of a black Honda Accord driven by Blake Edward Adams, 32, 1718 Scenic Drive.

The car was stopped because a search warrant had been taken out for the vehicle and because the alleged victim of the murder attempt had named Adams as one of the perpetrators of the attempt on his life.

Upon completing the traffic stop, Johnson City officers turned Adams over to the Elizabethton Police Department, which was investigating the incident that allegedly occurred at Adams’ home.

Johnson City police also located Adams’ wife, Angela Diane Hudson-Adams, 32, also of 1718 Scenic Drive. She was reportedly found at the Super 8 Motel on North Roan Street. She had also been named by the alleged victim. She was turned over to Elizabethton police for questioning.

Officers reported that during questioning, Hudson-Adams admitted the alleged victim had been at her house. She said a third suspect in the case, who has not yet been arrested, was waiting at the house along with the alleged victim when she and Adams arrived.

Hudson-Adams said everyone went inside and after a while, the behavior of her husband and the third suspect suddenly changed. Hudson-Adams said the third suspect tied the alleged victim to a chair with ratchet straps. She said the alleged victim was beaten badly, burned with a torch and hit with a skateboard. She said the beating took about an hour.

Adams said he then drove the alleged victim and the third suspect to Wilbur Dam Road, where they stopped at the overlook area. Adams said the third suspect and the alleged victim got out of the car and walked into the woods. A short time later, the third suspect came back without the alleged victim and they left.

Both Adams and Hudson-Adams were arraigned in Carter County Sessions Court on Monday, where the judge set bond for each at $250,000. A public defender was appointed for Hudson-Adams and Ryan Curtis was appointed for Adams.

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