Crime across the state
Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011 8:02 pm
Two escape from
Robertson County Jail, are dangerous
Springfield (AP) — Robertson County Jail officials say two inmates who have been violent have escaped.
Joshua E. Caldwell, 29, and Jessie Louis Lobbins, 26, escaped from the jail in Springfield at about 4 a.m. CST Wednesday. Both are considered dangerous, according to WSMV-TV in Nashville. Tips should be phoned to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office at (615) 384-4911.
Knox teen pleads guilty in fatal school shooting
Knoxville (AP) — A Knoxville teenager has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting a fellow Central High student in the school cafeteria in 2008.
Eighteen-year-old Jamar Siler was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for the death of fellow freshman Ryan McDonald. Siler was to have gone on trial next week before Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz, but a plea arrangement was offered.
He was 15 at the time of the shooting but was ordered tried as an adult. He had been charged with first-degree murder, which could have netted him a life sentence with possible parole after 51 years, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel .
East Tenn. hunting
Tazewell (AP) — Authorities in Claiborne County are investigating the death of a Kentucky teenager shot while deer hunting with his grandfather.
Sheriff David Ray said 15-year-old Devin Smith of Middlesboro, Ky., was killed shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday in the northern part of the county.
The sheriff said another hunter fears he fired the fatal shot from an adjacent property, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Monday. An autopsy was being performed.
The sheriff said all three were in camouflage, but none was wearing orange. State law requires hunters to wear some orange when they carry certain weapons, Ray said.