JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Michael Wayne Neal, Jr. was already on bail for second degree murder when he allegedly attempted to kill another person. In this case, his father, Michael Wayne Neal, Sr., was also charged.
In Nov. 2021, the younger Neal, 43, of Speedwell, was indicted in the death of Jeffery Warwick. Authorities said he was responsible for the Aug. 2021 shooting death of Warwick. Following his indictment, Neal, Jr., was released on a $250,000 bond.
While out on bail, waiting for his case to make its way through the court system, Neal, Jr., allegedly attacked his live-in girlfriend. In January, he allegedly assaulted her, strangling her as well as brandishing a firearm, according to court records. He then attempted to keep her from sharing information about the attack with police.
This incident resulted in a multi- count indictment charging him with attempted second degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault by domestic violence and coercion of a witness. This arrest resulted in his bail being revoked.
His father, Neal, Sr., was also indicted in the incident. The older Neal “attempted to aid” his son in committing the assault, court records said. He also allegedly attempted to help his son avoid being arrested. He was indicted for criminal responsibility for aggravated assault and accessory after the fact. He is free on a $25,000 bail.
Neal, Jr.’s murder trial has been set for Nov. 23.
The newer charges will be reviewed for both men on Nov. 20. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 3/31/2023- 6AM)