False Call being investigated by Authorities after Friday event in Roane County

Friday afternoon around 5:00 p.m., what turned out to be a false call rushed numerous law enforcement officials and emergency responders to the area of Midtown at Old Highway 70 near Ruritan Road. The call came into dispatch that a person had shot a female and another person and was threatening law enforcement if they showed up, however the call, according to Jack Stockton Sheriff of Roane County, was an apparent false call. Roads were blocked off again on Highway 70 at the intersection of Ruritan and on Old Highway 70 as police looked for the suspect. After about an hour and a half, it was determined the report was false as no one was found in the search area. The investigation is ongoing as to where the call may have come from. More on this as we obtain more information from the Sheriff’s Department.

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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