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Wednesday, May 22nd

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From the WRCB Channel 3…

A man is accused of shooting at one of his relatives, stealing another relative’s car and then shooting at McMinn County deputies after leading them on a chase.

The McMinn County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Monday around 8:30 p.m.

Sheriff Joe Guy says a relative of Nicholas Nunley called 911 after Nunley shot at another relative following an argument. He says Nunley’s family had been trying to calm him down all day, but things escalated.

Guy says he was at ceremony downtown, honoring his team when the call came in. He identified Nunley as the shooter, who he says is a familiar face to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies arrived at the Riceville home where Nunley was but Nunley had already taken off in a car he stole from a family member. Minutes later, deputies found Nunley parked on County Road 73.

Deputies chased Nunley for about five minutes before he got out of the car and ran. During the foot pursuit, Nunley turned around and fired some shots deputies. Deputies returned fire, but luckily, no one was struck.

Nunley remains in custody in McMinn County with a $166,500 bond. He faces nine charges; five of them are felonies. According to court documents, Nunley has a lengthy criminal history.

From NewsChannel 9…

Last week, a school bus driver found the bound body of a Meigs County man along a Decatur road.

Now, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) says a man and the victim’s ex-wife have been charged in the homicide case.

The TBI joined officers in Decatur and Sweetwater, and Meigs, McMinn, and Monroe County deputies in the investigation. On Thursday, the TBI identified him as 60-year-old Roger Dale Miller of Decatur.

Yesterday, agents charged Clifford Eugene Howard and Roger’s ex-wife Stacy Marie Miller.

According to the TBI, Howard was responsible for Roger’s death, and Stacy facilitated the crime.

The TBI says Howard was already at Monroe County Jail on unrelated charges Tuesday, and was served warrants. Clifford Howard has been charged with first degree murder, felony murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and theft over $10,000. He is being held without bond.

Officers say Stacy Miller was arrested in McMinn County after a short foot chase, and charged with facilitation of first degree murder, facilitation of felony murder, facilitation of aggravated robbery, facilitation of aggravated kidnapping, and theft over $10,000. She was booked into Meigs County Jail on a $375,000 bond.

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: Cleveland City Manager Joe Fivas told attendees at MainStreet Cleveland’s annual membership luncheon Monday that they should expect lots of changes downtown over the next two years as the city implements its Downtown Revitalization Master Plan.

Fivas’ appearance at the luncheon is one of several that will be commonplace over the next several months as he, Mayor Kevin Brooks and city staff work to meet with as many city residents as possible to explain the master plan.

He said inquiries from city residents indicate they assume the project will take 10 to 20 years to be realized; however, Fivas said he expects results will be visible soon.

Fivas said the City Council’s recent approval of the master plan’s timeline will greatly benefit its implementation.

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