UPDATE: Gray man accused of homicide captured in Fall Branch area, sheriff says


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Update 4:30 p.m. – A Gray man accused of homicide has been captured Monday afternoon, according to the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office.

A release from WCSO states that investigators located and arrested Elijah Gates, 24, in the Fall Branch area.

Gates has been charged with one count of aggravated assault resulting in death and one count of reckless homicide.

WCSO reports Gates is being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 3.

Gates charges stem from a domestic incident that resulted in a fist fight at a home on Dean Street. The fight resulted in one man being treated at the Johnson City Medical Center. Originally, the injury had been reported as a fall.

WCSO reports the victim later died at the hospital.

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