UPDATE ON FATAL SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office continues to aid the Anderson County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office; Claiborne County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals Service in attempting to locate and apprehend fugitive Jason Dockery, a suspect in an Anderson County, Tennessee homicide and wanted for violations of probation for aggravated assault in Tennessee. A pursuit which began in Claiborne County, Tennessee on September 12, 2023, ended in Ewing, Virginia at which time the alleged suspect ran into the woods. This occurred on or about 3 o’clock in the afternoon. A unified command has been established by all agencies, which not only include the previously mentioned, but also the Virginia State Police; National Park Service, DCR/Virginia State Parks Law Enforcement Rangers; and the Blount County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office, and a host of partner agency officers and K-9 teams. Officers continue to search areas of interest and respond to tips. At present, there is no factual basis to believe the fugitive has left the Ewing, Virginia area and citizens are urged to stay vigilant, keep their doors locked and vehicles secured. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering up to a $5000.00 reward for information which leads to the apprehension of the fugitive. The Anderson County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the investigation, which is still ongoing. All questions regarding the fugitive and the case should be directed to Sheriff Russell Barker. Lee County Sheriff’s Office will continue to ensure the safety of our citizens, in partnership with all agencies involved, and will advise the community when more information is made available. The subject is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Any sightings, tips, or information as to the whereabouts of the fugitive can be transmitted to 911, USMS84.TIPS@usdoj gov, or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office 276-346-7777.

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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