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Deputies arrest man wanted on federal charges at fairgrounds

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Lonnie G. Greer, age 34 Lonnie G. Greer, age 34

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN - According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, deputies made several arrests during the weeklong Appalachian Fair ceremonies which ran from August 19-24th.  

Washington County Sheriff's Office works closely with the Appalachian Fairgrounds Board of Directors and Drew Expeditions to try to keep the fair proceeding as safe as possible.

These arrests included 9 persons arrested for Public Intoxication, a carnival worker accused of having sex with a minor on the fairgrounds, a man wanted on federal charges and a juvenile accused of selling drugs at the fairgrounds. 



Deputies arrest man wanted on federal charges at fairgrounds

Investigators arrested Lonnie G. Greer, age 34, 219 Patton Ridge Drive; Jonesborough after observing him enter the fairgrounds. Investigators had knowledge of a Federal Indictment against Greer, which had resulted from an investigation initiated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

This investigation concluded in Federal charges of Felon in Possession of a Firearm being brought against Greer.

He was transported to Washington County Detention and has been arraigned in United States Federal Court- Eastern District of Tennessee in Greenville.

Greer is currently being housed in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting trial.


Juvenile apprehended for allegedly selling drugs on fairgrounds 

Deputies were notified about a juvenile possibly selling marijuana inside the fairgrounds.

When deputies moved in to investigate they discovered approximately 7 grams of marijuana and numerous baggies used to package the illegal drug.

As the deputies discovered the drugs the juvenile fled the scene on foot. The juvenile was apprehended at a gate as he attempted to leave the fairgrounds. Two deputies were injured during the foot pursuit of the juvenile.

The juvenile was released to his parent after being summoned to Washington County Juvenile court.

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