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Man pleads guilty in JC chase that killed teen

• Jul 18, 2019 at 10:24 AM

GREENEVILLE — A local man involved in a high speed chase through Johnson City that claimed the life of a 13-year-old has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge.

Logan Oxendine and Alicia Carver were charged in a four-count indictment in April 2018 with involuntary manslaughter and vehicular homicide. The charges stem from a high speed chase that took place in November 2017 in Johnson City and the VA Mountain Home.

Oxendine, who was scheduled for trial Nov. 6, agreed to plead guilty to the manslaughter charge earlier this month. Carver agreed to plead guilty to the same charge last August. The two face up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to the plea agreements, Oxendine met with Carver and a 13-year-old male on Nov. 26, 2017 in Johnson City to sell them some marijuana. Carver told investigators she gave the 13-year-old a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase nine grams of marijuana from Oxendine.

After the sale took place, Oxendine told FBI agents he discovered the $100 bill was fake and that he and another person began chasing after Carver’s vehicle in their own vehicle.

Oxendine told agents the 13-year-old had ripped him off more than once and that after he learned the money was fake, he decided to “teach them a lesson.”

Court records state Oxendine chased after Carver through the streets of Johnson City, with both driving at a high rate of speed, with Oxendine ramming Carver’s vehicle from behind. The chase eventually led to the VA Mountain Home, where Carver crashed.

As a result of the accident, the 13-year-old was killed.

Sentencing dates for Oxendine and Carver have not been scheduled.

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