WATCH: Sheriff Anderson talks 'frustrating' but successful pursuit of Royston


Sullivan County TN Sheriff Wayne Anderson spoke with News 5 on Tuesday recapping the 72-hour pursuit of murder suspect Johnny Royston, Jr., including the suspect aiming his getaway car at deputies and U.S. Marshals.

Also new on Tuesday, charges were placed against Donald Hammonds, who investigators said aided Royston in his escape. Hammonds is currently being held without bond after assaulting an officer at the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville, Anderson's office reported.

Royston is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Rowdy Yates. The victim was found dead behind a camper near his residence in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday.