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Duo wanted for aggravated kidnapping in Johnson County caught in Sullivan County

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According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the couple that was wanted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department for aggravated robbery and other charges was captured on Tuesday night.

Willie Davis Jr. and Jennifer Jenkins were found on the 1400 block of Big Hollow Road in Blountville.

Officials say they were tipped off that the couple was in a camper on the property. A perimeter was established around the camper and officers called the couple out of the camper. The couple did not immediately exit the camper and officers began to smell smoke. Soon thereafter, the couple came out of the camper and the camper was on fire. The couple was taken into custody and transported from the scene by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sullivan County and Avoca Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene to extinguish the fire.

It is unknown at this time why the couple set the camper on fire.

Potential charges related to the fire and Monday night’s pursuit are pending.

According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, both will be arraigned January 2 in Johnson County.


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The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is looking for two people, wanted for aggravated burglary and aggravated kidnapping.

They're looking for Willie Davis, Jr., 41, and Jennifer Jenkins, 42, both of Sullivan County.

The department said the pair is believed to be armed and dangerous.

According to deputies, the two are suspects involved in an armed robbery in Johnson County.

Their vehicle was spotted on Walnut Hill Road in Bristol Monday evening. A pursuit was initiated.

However, both of the suspects got out of the vehicle and took off on foot.

Davis and Jenkins are also charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, and false reporting.

An emergency message was sent by the department to residents Monday evening about the search.

If you see them, you're asked to call 911.

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