News Center 22 9/4/17 Labor Day

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The Claiborne Progress reports
A Speedwell woman died as the result of a wreck Friday night.

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Joann Pittman, 49, of Speedwell, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 63 in a 2000 Ford Escort when it allegedly “began traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes.”

Vernon Price, 67, of Jamestown, Tennessee, was traveling westbound in a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and attempted to avoid contact, but Pittman’s vehicle allegedly “steered back into (Price’s vehicle), making contact head on.”

Both vehicles then came to an uncontrolled final rest in the middle of the roadway, the report states.

Price and his passenger, a 72-year-old female from Lebanon, Tennessee, were both injured and transported to medical facilities.

Pittman was killed as the result of injuries sustained in the crash.

All of the individuals involved were wearing a seat belt, according to the report. No citations were issued and no charges are pending, according to the report.


WYMT News reports

One man was arrested early Saturday morning after London Police arrived at an apartment complex and found him assaulting a woman inside.

Officers received a call about a woman screaming in an apartment on Moore Street in London. When they arrived, she ran outside of the apartment toward officers while Aubrey Wayne Martin chased behind her.

After investigating, officers found Martin was a previous tenant at the complex but was told by management he could not be on the property.

Police found Martin had parked his car down the road from the complex, walked to the residence then pushed his way inside when the woman answered the door. Martin then cut off the alarm system and did not allow her to use her cell phone.

Martin was armed with a stun gun which police said he used on the woman several times.

He was charged with assault domestic violence, first degree burglary and first degree unlawful imprisonment. He was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

Also from WYMT News

A Middlesboro football team staff member was arrested and taken to the Clay County Detention Center Friday evening.

Middlesboro High School football team’s equipment manager Wilford Shell, 61, was charged with Assault fourth degree (minor injury).

Clay County Sheriff Kevin Johnson told WYMT that Shell struck a football player on the Clay County team after the game between Clay County and Middlesboro. Clay County won that game in overtime 30-29.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate the incident.


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Updated: September 3, 2017 — 11:26 PM
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