JCPD identifies victim of June 20 death investigation


UPDATE (06/29/2021) — The Johnson City Police Department identified the victim as Jason Ashby of Johnson City. No other details were released.

UPDATE (06/20/2021) — JCPD released Sunday afternoon that a Johnson City man has been charged with vehicular homicide after officers discovered the body of a man lying in the roadway near Pardee and Broadway Street early Sunday morning.

Adonis Gardner, 29, admitted to striking the man with his vehicle and was arrested. He remains in the Washington County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond, and the arraignment is scheduled for Monday, June 21.

The victim’s identity is being held until family is notified.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) launched a death investigation after finding the body of an unidentified man in a roadway near Pardee and Broadway Street early Sunday morning.

The only available description revealed the man was white.

JCPD continues to investigate the cause of death.

Anyone with information should contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 423-434-6166. To send tips anonymously, call Crimestoppers at 423-434-6158 or text 423JCPD along with the tip to 847411 (TIP411).

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