Suspect In Fatal Hit and Run in Blair Released

James Christopher Hamock, 30, of Harriman, who was arrested yesterday on charges of evading arrest, accident involving injury or death, driving on a revoked or suspended license, was released early this morning. Sources with the Roane County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Hamock posted a $37,000 bond around 1am and was released.

Hamock is accused of being in an accident on Blair Road which killed one person (still waiting on the police report and for the victim to be named). Reports are that Hamock removed his license plate and fled the scene on foot. He was later apprehended in the Dyllis Community and charged.

We will bring you more information as we learn more.

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About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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