UPDATE: Carjacking suspect in custody after Johnson City standoff

Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal, left, and Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois tell News 5 about the surrender and arrest of carjacking suspect Cory Cox on Friday afternoon. (M. Lucas, WCYB / Archive)

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m.

Johnson City Police Chief Mark Sirois said Cory Cox surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.

Cox had avoided arrest since a car chase last month on State of Franklin Road. He had active warrants for his arrest on several charges including carjacking and reckless endangerment.


Johnson City police and several other agencies are on the scene of a standoff with a carjacking suspect identified earlier this week.

JCPD Major Debbie Botelho told News 5 that four people were inside the mobile home in the McKinley Trailer Park and three surrendered to police. Those suspects indicated that Cory Cox, 30, was inside the home.

Cox has outstanding warrants following a police chase last month where he forced a woman out of a car at gunpoint and then drove at a high rate of speed on State of Franklin Road until pursuing officers called off the chase. Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal said earlier this week that Cox was armed and dangerous.

News 5 has a crew headed to the scene and will have more details as they become available.

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