UPDATE: JCPD: Wanted man arrested in BrightRidge parking lot Friday


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — UPDATE — The Johnson City Police Department says a wanted man was arrested in the parking lot of BrightRidge’s service facility, sending the offices into a brief lockdown on Friday.

According to Lieutenant Kevin Peters, JCPD received a request for mutual assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in locating and arresting a man.

Peters says they obtained a search warrant for Janmichael Lingo’s residence on Montgomery Street in Johnson City. Officers found numerous “items of narcotics” in the home and a firearm.

After the search, JCPD added their own charges of possession of Schedule VI for resale, possession of Schedule II for resale, maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are kept or sold and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Lingo, 27, was located by JCPD and followed to the BrightRidge complex on Boones Creek Road, where he was taken into custody.

Peters told News Channel 11 that BrightRidge went into lockdown for about 15 minutes to ensure the safety of the employees and any customers at the building.

The TBI considered Lingo to be potentially armed and dangerous.

In a statement, BrightRidge said it implemented a lockdown at its facility on Boones Creek Road “for the safety of our customers and employees.”

Lingo was transported to the Washington County Detention Center. According to jail officials, he bonded out on Saturday.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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BrightRidge’s service facility was briefly put on lockdown Friday due to police activity.

In a statement, the utility said it implemented a lockdown at its facility on Boones Creek Road “for the safety of our customers and employees.”

BrightRidge says the lockdown lasted about 15 minutes while Johnson City police secured the scene.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed agents were at the scene “assisting as part of an active and ongoing investigation.”

News Channel 11 has reached out to Johnson City police for more information.

“For the safety of our customers and employees, BrightRidge implemented a brief lockdown of the facility while law enforcement personnel completed their action. The lockdown lasted about fifteen minutes while the scene was secured by Johnson City Police Department personnel.”


This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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