Timothy James Mitchler
Timothy James Mitchler

Washington County Virginia Man Faces Murder Charges

compiled by Lewis Loflin

March 9, 2013 - A shooting in Washington County, Virginia, has left one man dead and another charged with murder. According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, on March 9, 2013, at approximately 1:13 am, deputies were dispatched to a location at 15312 Whites Mill Road, Abingdon, VA, in reference to a domestic disturbance and subsequent gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, deputies located the victim inside the residence, dead from a single gunshot wound.

"Based on the investigation, it appears that both men, who were brother-in-laws, had been consuming alcohol and a physical altercation between the two ensued. The accused, apparently, retrieved a firearm, a struggle began, and the weapon discharged, striking the victim," stated Sheriff Newman.

Timothy James Mitchler, age 26, of 15312 Whites Mill Road, Abingdon, VA, was placed under arrest at the scene by Washington County deputies. He has been charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

"Based on the investigation, it appears that both men, who were brother-in-laws, had been consuming alcohol and a physical altercation between the two ensued. The accused, apparently, retrieved a firearm, a struggle began, and the weapon discharged, striking the victim," stated Sheriff Newman.

Mitchler was transported to the Abingdon Facility of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, where he is being held without bond. Mitchler is charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office Patrol and Criminal Investigative Divisions conducted the investigation. Posted March19,2013.

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On 01/24/2013, officers of the Johnson City Police Department responded to Walmart, 2915 W. Market Street, in reference an incident of shoplifting. Upon arrival, officers learned that a white female, later identified as Keesha L. Lenoir (w/f, 07/06/1980) of 70 Price Road, Limestone, Tennessee, concealed $32 worth of merchandise on her person in an attempt to steal it from the store, but was stopped temporarily by a member of Walmart's Loss Prevention department before fleeing the scene and leaving her identification behind.

A warrant, which was served a short time later, was issued. Lenior is charged with one count of theft under $500 and reckless endangerment, which stems from her reckless operation of a vehicle while fleeing the scene. Lenior is being held in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $2,000 bond. Her arraignment hearing is set for 01/28/2013 in Washington County's General Sessions Court.

Posted March 21, 2013

 






 



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