TOP PHOTO: Joshua Blair has been found guilty of the crimes stemming from his March 2022 actions.
JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Joshua Blair has been found guilty of the crimes stemming from his March 2022 actions.
At that time, Blair became the subject of a 72 hour manhunt after he ran from police then drove through multiple fields and yards. Just before he exited the stolen truck he was driving, he put it in reverse ramming the police cars that had been pursuing him, according to reports at the time.
He then evaded police for nearly three days before being located in a local parking lot of a business on the east side of La Follette.
Last week, following a two day trial, a jury found him guilty of three counts of attempted second degree murder, one count of evading arrest, one count of vandalism over $1,000, two counts of vandalism over $10,000, five counts of reckless endangerment, and six counts of aggravated assault.
Eighth Judicial District Criminal Court Judge Zach Walden revoked Blair’s bond following the guilty verdict. Sentencing has been scheduled for January 8, 2024. The state was assisted in prosecuting the case by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. At trial, the state was represented by Assistant District Attorneys General Lindsey C. Cadle and Blake A. Mullins.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/06/2023-6AM)